Intra-Asian Trade and the World Market (Routledge Studies in by AJH Latham, Heita Kawakatsu

By AJH Latham, Heita Kawakatsu

Intra-Asian exchange is a big subject of contemporary writing on Asian financial heritage. From the second one 1/2 the 19th century, intra-Asian exchange flows associated Asia into an built-in economic climate, with reciprocal merits for all individuals. yet even though this used to be a community from which all received, there has been additionally substantial inter-Asian pageant among Asian manufacturers for those Asian markets, and people of the broader global. This assortment offers eye-catching snap-shots of exchange in particular commodities, along chapters comprehensively overlaying the sector. The booklet covers: China’s relative backwardness, eastern copper exports, Japan’s fur exchange, Siam’s luxurious rice alternate, Korea, eastern shipbuilding, the silk exchange, the subtle sugar alternate, festival within the rice alternate, the japanese cotton fabric exchange to Africa, multilateral settlements in Asia, the cotton cloth alternate to Britain, and the expansion of the palm oil in Malaysia and Indonesia. the hole of Asia, specially in Japan and China, liberated the artistic forces of the marketplace in the new intra-Asian financial system. Filling a selected hole within the literature on intra-Asian exchange ahead of the 20th century, this can be an insightful study that makes a substantial contribution to our wisdom of the Asian exchange either ahead of, and after, the coming of colonial states. it will likely be of great curiosity to historians and economists concentrating on Asia.

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9 The Japanese authorities continued this policy and indeed introduced further restrictions. 1 Japan’s copper exports 1650–1800 (Dutch lbs). Source: Exports to the VOC: 1650–1800: Yasuko Suzuki, ‘Japanese Copper Trade by the Dutch East India Company, 1645–1805’, Bulletin of the Faculty of Letters (Hanazono University), 32, 2000, pp. 189–91, together with BGB, NA and VOC, NA; Exports to Chinese junks: 1663–1715: Atsushi Kobata, Nilhon Do Kogyo Shi no Kenkyu (study on the Japanes Copper Mining Industry) Kyoto, 1993, pp.

Early Qing overseas trade policy: 1644–1840 The opening of commercial relations with overseas countries in the late Ming did not last long. It was interrupted in the early years of the Manchu Qing Dynasty which replaced the Ming and ruled China from 1644. During the first decades of its reign, the new dynasty had to suppress various Han anti-Qing forces struggling to restore the deposed dynasty. Han forces were mainly assembled in southeastern coastal areas and were always able to escape to their strongholds in the offshore islands.

20 Shi Zhihong 2 The Ming system of Shibo Tiju Si for managing foreign trade at seaports was adopted from that in the Song and Yuan periods when the organization was called Shibo Si. The Ming Dynasty set up its first Shibo Tiju Si in Huangdu, a small town near the mouth of the Yangtse River in 1367, one year before its first emperor Zhu Yuanzhang ascended the throne in Nanjing. Huangdu Shibo Tiju Si only existed for three years, for the Emperor thought the port was too near the Capital. But not long after the first Shibo Tiju Si was dissolved in 1370, Zhu Yuanzhang set up similar organizations again in Ningbo, Quanzhou, and Canton separately and from that time they were not changed during the whole Ming period, though they were dissolved and reestablished several times.

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