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TAMAGNA, Frank M.

Chinese Banking.

Structure and Policy. A dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

[New Haven, CT], May 1937 Stock Code: 134954
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The author's retained copy of his dissertation, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "F. Tamagna 2790 Yale Station New Haven Conn.", some underlining to the foreword, and the occasional correction to the text. This dissertation formed the basis of Tamagna's best-known work, Banking and Finance in China (1942), a comprehensive survey of modern Chinese banks up to the early 1940s and their important role in supporting China's war against the Japanese invasion.
Mainly the result of a personal investigation conducted by Tamagna in Japan, Manchukuo and China from March to November 1936, "the purpose of Tamagna's dissertation is an objective research into the current methods and possible developments of credit activities in China" (p. ii). Split into three parts, the first is a historical and political introduction to the three money markets in China (which Tamagna denotes as the traditional, the modern, and the foreign); the second part charts the development of the banking structure, its technique, and its policy from 1927 to 1937; and the third presents a general conclusion on banking and credit in China.
Born in Monza, Italy, Frank M. (or Francesco, as his name is listed in the present work) Tamagna (d. 1991) received a law degree from the University of Pavia in 1934 and, three years later, graduated with distinction from Yale. After working for the Bank of Italy he joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1939. He was a consulting economist for the State, War and Navy Departments and the Foreign Economic Administration during the Second World War and, afterwards, an adviser to Allied occupation authorities in Japan, the Nationalist Chinese government and the Bank of China. He later joined the Federal Reserve in Washington. In 1977 he was appointed professor emeritus of economics at American University in Washington and remained in academia until retirement.

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Description

Quarto. Typescript printed rectos only, bound in original black cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt.

Illustrations

2 folding tables after p. 176, numerous tables to the text, folding extension to table pasted to p. 379 verso.

Condition

Binder's ticket, The Peck Bindery of New Haven, to rear pastedown. Cloth a little marked and soiled, contents evenly toned, a very good copy.

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