The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(inaccurate English transliteration of the Chinese Kung Hang), the European name for the Chinese Kung Hang merchant guild, which existed from the early 18th century to the 1840’s.
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