Tracing Shanxi merchants EP1: The rise of Shanxi merchants
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The Shanxi merchants were a group of Shanxi businesspeople active in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
They were skilled in capital accumulation, had a wide range of operations and did business for a long period of time, making their success unmatched globally.
Their trading activities boosted the development of the Chinese handicraft industry, enriched the commercial culture of modern China and brought China's trade to new heights. The Shanxi-based money-transfer business they operated helped with the integration of commerce and finance.
Watch the five-episode documentary series titled Tracing Shanxi Merchants produced by the Shanxi Radio and Television Station to learn more about this legendary business group from Shanxi province.