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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750

Editors: Webster, Anthony, Bosma, Ulbe, Melo, Jaime de (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

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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“The essays constituting this volume offer fresh perspectives on Asian maritime trade, which may urge both current and historical debates forward. One of the most valuable contributions of the volume towards global and Asian economic history is its chronology … . opens the field for a wider study of multiple historical interactions that have helped form the Asian maritime economy up to the present day.” (Wim De Winter, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 90 (1), December, 2017)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750: The Foundations of the Modern Asian ‘Economic Miracle’?

    Pages 1-16

    Bosma, Ulbe (et al.)

  • Asia in the Growth of World Trade: A Re-interpretation of the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’

    Pages 17-58

    Sugihara, Kaoru

  • On the Edge of Asia: Maritime Trade in East Indonesia, Early Seventeenth to Mid-twentieth Century

    Pages 59-78

    Sutherland, Heather

  • Semarang, a Colonial Provincial Capital and Port City in Java, c.1775

    Pages 79-94

    Knaap, Gerrit

  • Revisiting the ‘Decline of Surat’: Maritime Trade and the Port Complex of Gujarat in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

    Pages 95-111

    Nadri, Ghulam A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade Since 1750
Editors
  • Anthony Webster
  • Ulbe Bosma
  • Jaime de Melo
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46392-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137463920
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46391-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 318
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