COÖPERATIVE LOAN SOCIETIES
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A MONG the most characteristic examples of Chinese capacity for combination, are Loan Societies, which seem
everywhere to abound. The object of these organizations is the same as that of similar associations elsewhere, but it may be doubted whether the Chinese methods of procedure are not unique. As in everything else Chinese, with a general similarity, there is such divergence in detail, that it is sometimes very difficult for natives of one district, even to comprehend the rules of the Loan Societies of other and perhaps adjoining counties.