Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750

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Anthony Webster, Ulbe Bosma, Jaime de Melo
Springer, Oct 13, 2015 - History - 318 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Foundations of the Modern Asian Economic Miracle?
1
A Reinterpretation of the Long Nineteenth Century
17
Maritime Trade in East Indonesia Early Seventeenth to Midtwentieth Century
59
4 Semarang a Colonial Provincial Capital and Port City in Java c1775
79
Maritime Trade and the Port Complex of Gujarat in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
95
6 Western Merchants in the Foreign Settlements of Japan c18501890
112
The European Mercantile Houses of MidNineteenthCentury Java
127
The Rise and Fall of the House of John Palmer
144
10 British Exchange Banks in the International Trade of Asia from 1850 to 1890
179
Western Merchant Houses and Local Capital in the Indian Cotton Trade 1850s1930s
198
Liverpool Shipping Gentlemanly Capitalism and IntraAsian Trade in the Twentieth Century
218
Indonesia in the 1950s
241
A Radical Construction of Law the State and Corporations
258
Bibliography
286
Index
312
Copyright

Ma Tsui Chius Financial Operations in Hong Kong 1900s1950s
165

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About the author (2015)

Ulbe Bosma is Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands, and Professor of International Comparative Social History at VU University, the Netherlands. His main fields of interest are the histories of labour and commodity production and international labour migration. His most recent monograph is The Sugar Plantation in India and Indonesia: Industrial Production, 1770-2010 (2013).

Anthony Webster is Professor in History at Northumbria University, UK. His main fields of interest are British business history in Asia in the 19th century, and the history of the British and global co-operative movements. His most recent publications are The Twilight of the East India Company (2009) and Building Co-operation (2013) with John Wilson and Rachael Vorberg-Rugh.

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