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SHIROYAMA, Tomoko  
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Faculty of Economics,
The University of Tokyo,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
 
 
Research Field

Chinese Economic History, Asian Economic History

 
Research Theme

From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, China as the only silver-standard country possessed the unique position in the Gold-standard based international monetary system.  Exploring the structures and dynamics of the Chinese monetary and financial system in terms of their linkages to the world economy has been one of my main research topic since my previous book project on China During the Great Depression: Market, State, and the World Economy, 1929-1937.  Another focus of my research is on management of businesses including their finance and relationships with the government.  Recent openings of the business archives in China, particularly in Shanghai, enable us to explore the processes of management inside the companies by examining the original archives.  Based upon those individual projects on Chinese economic history, I have led several group projects on intra-Asian trade to analyze the inter-dependence of the economies in the region as well as to compare institutions such as merchant communities and monetary systems.

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