The Legacies of Forced Freedom: China's Treaty Ports
(English)In: Review of Economics and Statistics, ISSN 0034-6535, E-ISSN 1539-9142Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Accepted
This paper investigates the long-run development of China's treaty ports fromthe mid-18th century until today. Focusing on a sample of prefectures on thecoast or on the Yangtze River, I document the dynamic development paths oftreaty ports and their neighbours in alternate phases of closedness and openness.I also provide suggestive evidence on migration and sector-wise growth to under-stand the advantage of treaty ports in the long run.
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89477DiVA: diva2:618257