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Adam Smith in China: Zhu Shaowen

Two new translations of Wealth of Nations were published at around the same time. One was translated by Professor Xie Zong-lin and Li Hua-xia and appeared in June 2000; this edition was clearly critical of the former Chinese version of Wealth of Nations. The other was translated by Professor Yang Jingnian in Nankai University, and published in January 2001. Professor Yang’s aim was to ‘show the book’s impact upon world history’, and he added Schumpeter’s introduction to Wealth of Nations from his History of Economic Analysis.