Making a Living

Bicycle-related Professions in Shanghai, 1897–1949

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Author: Xu Tao1
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  • 1 Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
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The bicycle so thoroughly transformed transportation in China that the country was known as “the land of cyclists” by the late twentieth century. Concerning the global popularization of industrial products, past research mainly focused on the interaction between the introduced commodities and their nonWestern consumers. In order to take the analysis of the modern transformation beyond Western objects and passive receivers, this article explores how Chinese people came to make a living from bicycles. This investigation traces the manifold transitions of the Chinese bicycle business in Shanghai during the tumultuous half-century from 1897 to 1949.


Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies


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