Linsun CHENG

For centuries Chinese money consisted of circular coins with a square hole in the center to facilitate their being transported on a string. These particular coins belonged to the Prince of Pin, in the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE). Collection of the Imperial Palace in Beijing. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Foreign banks and two traditional types of Chinese banking institutions dominated China’s financial market during the Qing dynasty. Modern banks combining

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:38-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Business and Economy, System|Comments Off on Banking—History (Yínháng lìshǐ 银行历史)|Yínháng lìshǐ 银行历史 (Banking—History)

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