Italy-China Trade Relations

A Historical Perspective

  • Donatella Strangio

Part of the Studies in Economic History book series (SEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 1-7
  3. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 9-17
  4. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 19-33
  5. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 35-51
  6. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 53-71
  7. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 73-96
  8. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 97-110
  9. Donatella Strangio
    Pages 111-115
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 117-139

About this book


This book examines the political connections and trade relations between Italy and China, with particular emphasis on the second half of the 19th century and the period following the Second World War. In recent years, economic relations between the two countries have intensified as a result of increasing exchange and trade agreements, with positive impacts on their political and diplomatic relations. By studying original public sources such as the Archives of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bank of Italy and the Central State Archives in Rome, the author offers a historical perspective on the evolution of the two countries’ economic and political ties. The respective chapters address e.g. the role of international governmental authorities, the role of the Italian Bank of China, the impact of trade agreements and foreign investment projects, etc. Given its scope, the book will appeal to scholars of economic history and international economics, as well as political scientists and legal scholars with an interest in international diplomacy and trade agreements.


trade relations between Italy and China international trade agreements World Trade Organization Sino-Italian treaties commercial relationships between Italy and China The Italian Bank of China diplomatic relations between Italy and China foreign investment projects in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Donatella Strangio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Memotef, Faculty of EconomicsSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39083-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39084-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-1797
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1800
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