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The Resource The Shanghai Green Gang : politics and organized crime, 1919-1937, Brian G. Martin

The Shanghai Green Gang : politics and organized crime, 1919-1937, Brian G. Martin

Label
The Shanghai Green Gang : politics and organized crime, 1919-1937
Title
The Shanghai Green Gang
Title remainder
politics and organized crime, 1919-1937
Statement of responsibility
Brian G. Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this example of history as detective work, China analyst Martin pieces together the fascinating and complex story of the Shanghai Green Gang and its charismatic leader, Du Yuesheng. Martin sifts through a variety of fragmentary and at times contradictory evidence--from diplomatic dispatches to memoirs to police reports--to produce the most comprehensive account of this chaotic period of Chinese history. In analyzing the Green Gang's system of organized crime in Shanghai, the author broadens our understanding of a critical aspect of Chinese urban history and sheds light on the history of drug trafficking and organized crime worldwide. Martin argues that the Green Gang, the most powerful secret society in China during the first half of the twentieth century, was a resilient social organization that adapted successfully to the complex environment of a modernizing urban society, and demonstrates how it was absorbed into the corporate state system after 1932.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Brian G
Dewey number
951/.132
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DS796.S257
LC item number
M36 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qing bang (Society)
  • Du, Yuesheng
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Du, Yuesheng
  • Qing bang (Society)
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • China
  • Georganiseerde misdaad
  • Benden (criminaliteit)
  • Shanghai
Label
The Shanghai Green Gang : politics and organized crime, 1919-1937, Brian G. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Green Gang -- The role of opium -- The French connection -- In the Chinese Revolution -- The pact with the devil -- Instability and crisis -- Gangster politician : Du Yuesheng and the Guomindang state -- Gangster entrepreneur : Du Yuesheng and the Shanghai economy
Control code
45727267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520916432
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45727267
Label
The Shanghai Green Gang : politics and organized crime, 1919-1937, Brian G. Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Green Gang -- The role of opium -- The French connection -- In the Chinese Revolution -- The pact with the devil -- Instability and crisis -- Gangster politician : Du Yuesheng and the Guomindang state -- Gangster entrepreneur : Du Yuesheng and the Shanghai economy
Control code
45727267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520916432
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45727267

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