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HIST5556 中國近代史專題研究:

Semester 2 (2019-2020)

Lecture TimeTuesday 6:30pm-8:15pm

VenueYIA 403


Lecturer David FAURE ((852) 3943 7133 /

Course Description

本科旨在從實例出發,討論明清時期中國商業的運作及其在十九和二十世紀的演變。內容包括:合約的應用、官督商辦、 家庭企業、會計制度、商業審判、公司法、工廠制度、銀行、國家統制、改革開放。課上注重學生參與。















Assessment & Assignments


學期論文字數:中文 10,000 至 12,000 字;英文 5,000 至 6,000 字。



  • Puk Wing Kin, The Rise and Fall of a Public Debt Market in 16th-century China : the Story of the Ming Salt Certificate, Leiden: Brill, 2016.
  • 中國科學院經濟研究所, 中央工商行政管理局資本主義經濟改造研究室, 《北京瑞蚨祥》,北京 : 三聯書店,1959。
  • 鄧拓,<從萬曆到乾隆 — 關於中國資本主義萌芽時期的一個論證>,南京大學歷史系中國古代史教研室,《中國資本主義萌芽討論集》,北京:三聯,1960, 頁133-182。
  • 黃鑒輝,《山西票號史》,太原:山西經濟出版社,1992。
  • 上海社會科學院 經濟研究所,《上海永安公司的產業、發展和改造》,上海 : 上海人民出版社,1981。
  • 上海社會科學院 經濟研究所,《劉鴻生企業史料》,上海 : 上海人民出版社 ,1981。
  • Morris L. Bian, The Making of the State Enterprise System in Modern China, the Dynamics of Institutional Change, Camb. Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Elizabeth Koll, From Cotton Mill to Business Empire, the Emergence of Regional Enterprises in Modern China, Camb. Mass.: Harvard University Asia Centre, 2003.
  • Kwan Man Bun, Beyond Market and Hierarch: Patriotic Capitalism and the Jiuda Salt Refinery, 1914-1953, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • 上海社會科學院 經濟研究所,《大隆機器廠的產生, 發展和改造》,上海 : 上海人民出版社,1980。
  • 上海社會科學院 經濟研究所,《恒豐紗廠的發生發展與改造 : 中國最早的一家棉紡織廠》,上海 : 上海人民出版社,1959。
  • Madeleine Zelin, The merchants of Zigong : industrial entrepreneurship in early modern China, New York : Columbia University Press, 2005。
  • 中國銀行行史編輯委員會,《中國銀行行史 : 1912-1949年》,北京 : 中國金融出版社,1995。
  • Albert Feuerwerker, China’s Early Industrialization: Sheng Hsuan-Huai (1844-1916) and Mandarin Enterprise, New York: Antheneum, 1970.
  • David Faure, China and Capitalism, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2006.
  • 科大衛,《近代中國商業的發展》, 杭州: 浙江大學出版社, 2010.



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  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
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