Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750 by Anthony Webster, Ulbe Bosma, Jaime de Melo

By Anthony Webster, Ulbe Bosma, Jaime de Melo

This ebook examines the position of mercantile networks in linking Asian economies to the worldwide economic system. It comprises fourteen contributions on East, Southeast and South Asia protecting the interval from 1750 to the current.

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Ma and C. Cartier (Oxford: Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), 51–66. 14. An important and very recent study of Chinese Circulations. Capital, Commodities and Networks in Southeast Asia edited by Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang (2011) pre-figures some of the concerns of our book, but is more restricted in both its regional focus and relative neglect of the agents of maritime commerce who feature prominently in the following chapters. In its concern with both Asian and European agencies in the development of an Asian maritime nexus, our approach is akin to The International Order of Asia in the 1930s and 1950s (edited by Shigeru Akita and Nicholas White, 2010).

Nishizawa, Economic Development of Burma in Colonial Times Report No. 15 (Institute for Peace Studies, Hiroshima University, 1991), 40. Sunil Amrith, ‘Reconstructing the “Plural Society”: Asian Migration Between Empire and Nation, 1940–1948’, Past and Present, Supplement 6 (2011), 237–57. B. R. Tomlinson, ‘Colonial Firms and the Decline of Colonialism in Eastern India 1914–1947’, Modern Asian Studies 15, 3 (1981): 455–86. Omkar Goswami, ‘Sahibs, Babus, and Banias: Changes in Industrial Control in Eastern India, 1918–50’, The Journal of Asian Studies 48, 2 (1989): 304–06.

17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. longer period covered, from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, while also encompassing a wider geographical range and focussing more upon mercantile groups rather than government policy. N. Glaisyer, ‘Networking: Trade and Exchange in the Eighteenth Century British Empire’, Historical Journal 47 (2004): 451–76. A. Graham, ‘Mercantile Networks in the Early Modern Period’, Historical Journal 56 (2013): 280–82. Particularly relevant in this respect is Casson’s work, which shows that clusters and networks may include international as well as local partners.

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