The Dutch East India Company's Tea Trade with China: 1757 - 1781

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BRILL, 2007 - Political Science - 277 pages
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This case study of the tea trade of the Dutch East India Company with China deals with the most profitable phase of the Dutch Company's China trade, focusing on the question why and how the tea trade was taken out of the hands of the High Government in Batavia and put under the supervision of the newly established China Committee in 1757. Various factors which contributed to the phenomenal rise of this trade and its sudden decline are dealt with in detail. Filling in lacunae left open by previous research and this monograph contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the VOC trade with Asia.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
List of Maps
4
CHAPTER ONE THE CHINA COMMITTEE AND ITS MANAGEMENT OF THE CHINA TRADE
17
List of Figures
27
CHAPTER TWO BATAVIAS ROLE IN THE DIRECT CHINA TRADE
43
List of Illustrations
52
CHAPTER THREE THE PURCHASE OF THE VOC TEAS IN CANTON
65
List of Tables
73
CHAPTER FOUR THE DUTCHCHINESEEUROPEAN TRIANGLE
91
CHAPTER FIVE THE SALE OF THE VOC TEAS IN EUROPE
119
CHAPTER SIX THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE TEA TRADE AND ITS CONCLUSION
145
NOTES
153
APPENDICES
177
BIBLIOGRAPHY
263
INDEX
271
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About the author (2007)

Y. Liu (1974) obtained his MA in History in 2000 at Xiamen University, China and received his doctorate in History in 2006 at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His main interests are the history of overseas Chinese in South-east Asia as well as Sino-European trade.

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