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Title Commodities, ports and Asian maritime trade since 1750 / edited by Ulbe Bosma and Anthony Webster
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xv, 318 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures, Maps and Tables; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; List of Abbreviations; 1 Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750: The Foundations of the Modern Asian 'Economic Miracle'?; 2 Asia in the Growth of World Trade: A Re-interpretation of the 'Long Nineteenth Century'; 3 On the Edge of Asia: Maritime Trade in East Indonesia, Early Seventeenth to Mid-twentieth Century; 4 Semarang, a Colonial Provincial Capital and Port City in Java, c.1775
5 Revisiting the 'Decline of Surat': Maritime Trade and the Port Complex of Gujarat in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries6 Western Merchants in the Foreign Settlements of Japan (c.1850-1890); 7 Neglected Orphans and Absent Parents: The European Mercantile Houses of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Java; 8 Building Intra-Asian and Transcontinental Mercantile Networks in the Age of the British East India Company: The Rise and Fall of the House of John Palmer; 9 Linking Global and Local Networks of Credit and Remittances: Ma Tsui Chiu's Financial Operations in Hong Kong, 1900s-1950s
10 British Exchange Banks in the International Trade of Asia from 1850 to 189011 Transcending the Empire: Western Merchant Houses and Local Capital in the Indian Cotton Trade (1850s-1930s); 12 Holding Back the Tide: Liverpool Shipping, Gentlemanly Capitalism and Intra-Asian Trade in the Twentieth Century; 13 Pursuit of Profit in the Shadow of Decolonisation: Indonesia in the 1950s; 14 The Chinese and Indian Corporate Economy: A Radical Construction of Law, the State and Corporations; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book examines the role of mercantile networks in linking Asian economies to the global economy. It contains fourteen contributions on East, Southeast and South Asia covering the period from 1750 to the present
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-311) and index
Notes English
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Subject Colonialism & imperialism.
Economic history.
History: earliest times to present day.
Asian history.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
Asia -- Commerce -- History
Asia -- Commerce -- Europe
Europe -- Commerce -- Asia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Bosma, Ulbe, 1962- editor.
Webster, Anthony, editor
ISBN 9781137463920