Dutch Companies in China 1903-1941

Nicholas Kitto has sent in a PDF file of the book: Corporate Behaviour and Political Risk: Dutch Companies in China 1903-1941 by  Frans-Paul van der Putten. This was freely downloadable from the Leiden University website. Unfortunately the images are absent.

HF: The book covers in some detail a variety of Dutch concerns in China. Namely:-

Chapter 2 Banking: Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (NHM) and Nederlandsch- Indische Handelsbank (NIHB)

Chapter 3 Shipping: Java-China-Japan Lijn (JCJL)

Chapter 4 Petroleum: Royal Dutch/Shell

Chapter 5 Harbour Construction: Havenwerken

Chapter 6 Railway Construction: Nederlandsch Syndicaat voor China (Netherlands Syndicate for China, NSC)

Chapter 7 Electronics: Philips

Chapter 8 Soap and Margarine: Unilever

Source: Dutch Companies In China 1903-41 Vol 2 in a series on Studies in Overseas History:  Corporate Behaviour and Political Risk: Frans-Paul van der Putten, Research  School of Asian, African and Amerindian Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 2001

The Home page image is of the flag of The Netherlands in 1900

This article was first posted on 9th January 2015.

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