This is a short history of finance in China, covering the development of native financial institutions and practices, the influx of foreign banks, financial policies of governments in modern China and the beginnings of the Chinese Communist Party financial system. It has six chapters. Not much has been written in English for general readers on the history of finance in China. A Brief History of Finance in China is a good overview of this topic, and would interest those who realize that business culture in China has a lot to do with the history of financial institutions and foreign capital in the country. It is also suitable in the way that it talks about Chinese traditions, not just its modern finances. This a new approach and should also appeal to those searching for a reference book with information about China's business history.