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Chronicles of British Business in Asia, 1850-1960

Lionel Carter (Author)
Synopsis Chronicles of British Business in Asia, 1850-1960 provides descriptions of more than a hundred British firms which have had ‘company histories’ written about their activities in Asia. The years chosen cover the ‘high-noon’ of the British Empire as well as its subsequent decline and the firms are shown as having to come to terms with very different operating circumstances. The studies range from banks to shipping firms and agency houses; from a cotton-loom manufacturing company to rubber and tea plantation concerns as well as mining firms. There are remarkable examples of determined entrepreneurship in the face of almost unbelievable adverse fortune. The volume supplies full bibliographical records of all the available ‘company histories’.
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About the author

Lionel Carter

Lionel Carter is a graduate of the London School of Economics and was awarded a doctorate by Cambridge University having been supervised by Sir Harry Hinsley. For more than ten years, Lionel Carter was a member of the team (led by Nicholas Mansergh) which produced the British Government's series of Documents on the Transfer of Power to India, 1942-47.  From 1980 until 1999, Carter served as Secretary and Librarian of the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge.  Carter has published four volumes with Manohar: Chronicles of British Business in Asia, 1850-1960 (2002); Mountbatten's Report on the Last Viceroyalty (2003); and two earlier volumes of Governors’ reports: Punjab Politics, 1936-1939: the Start of Provincial Autonomy (2004) and Punjab Politics 1940-1943: Strains of War (2005).

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Bibliographic information

Title Chronicles of British Business in Asia, 1850-1960
Author Lionel Carter
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173044708
length 227p., Appendix; Index; 23cm.