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The Trading Crowd : An Ethnography of the Shanghai Stock Market - Ellen Hertz

The Trading Crowd

An Ethnography of the Shanghai Stock Market

Paperback Published: 17th August 1998
ISBN: 9780521564977
Number Of Pages: 260

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In 1992, there was an explosion of 'stock fever' in Shanghai. 'From the moment I set foot in Shanghai until my last day there, people from all walks of life wanted to talk to me about the market', Ellen Hertz writes. Her study sets the stock market and its players in the context of Shanghai society, and it probes the dominant role played by the state, which has yielded a stock market very different from those of the West. A trained anthropologist, she explains the way in which investors and officials construct a 'moral storyline' to make sense of this great structural innovation, identifying a struggle between three groups of actors - the big investors, the little investors, and the state - to control the market.

Introduction: ways and means
First contact
The Shanghai stock market and the tributary state
Stock fever
City people, stock people
The big players
The dispersed players
'Guojia': the rise and fall of a super-player
Conclusion: the trading crowd
Glossary of Chinese terms
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ISBN: 9780521564977
ISBN-10: 0521564972
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social & Cultural Anthropology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 17th August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39