Abstract: This issue continues a theme of JCCP vol. 2, issue 1, with two articles derived from the ‘Max Weber and China: Culture, Law and Capitalism’ conference.2 One of the articles deals with the stock market, which is undoubtedly full of uncertainties and which Max Weber made clear is ‘not a club for ethical culture’. Using the 1921 Shanghai stock exchange bubble as a case study, Bryna Goodman examines a public controversy involving debate between individual businessmen and the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce over issues of economic development, freedom and national sovereignty.
Xiangqun Chang 常向群 is Director of Global China Institute and CCPN Global, Editor of Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), Chief Editor of Global China Press, and Senior Consultant of Global China Unit. She is also Honorary Professor of UCL (University College London), UK; and holder of several Professorships and Senior Fellowships at Peking, Renmin, Fudan and Sun Yat-Sen Universities in China. Her publications in English and Chinese amount to two million words include Guanxi or Li shang wanglai?: Reciprocity, Social Support Networks, and Social Creativity in a Chinese Village (2009 in Chinese; 2010 in English). See: www.gci-uk.org/x.chang
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Journal of China in Comparative Perspective
Vol.2 Issue 2. 2016, p10-12