Fellows' Presentation

"Whose Crime is This?": Finance Capitalism and Market Economics in Early 20th Century China

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony RinaldoBryna Goodman will examine elite and vernacular Chinese understandings of economics, nationalism, and culture at a formative moment for liberal economic theory in China. Drawing from an array of legal, literary, and economic source materials, the project looks at the translation of market economics into Chinese language and daily life when stock exchanges first emerged in early-Republican-era Shanghai.