The Chinese Banking Industry: Lessons from History for Today's Challenges

1st Edition

Yuanyuan Peng

Published April 17, 2012
Reference - 216 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415542302 - CAT# Y138016
Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

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This book provides detailed systematic micro-level analysis of the historical development of the Chinese banking industry, focusing in particular on the development of the Bank of China (BOC) in the period 1905 to 1949.

Banking reform is a key area of China’s economic transformation, and this book, bringing a vast amount of material to a Western audience for the first time, provides a detailed evidence of the key challenges faced by a major Chinese bank. The book:

  • addresses important issues in its evolution, including corporate governance government intervention, foreign competition and white-collar crime
  • evaluates how the challenges in these areas were met
  • considers the results of its efforts
  • draws lessons for policy making today.


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