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Art, Trade, and Cultural Mediation in Asia, 1600–1950

Editors: Reyes, Raquel A. G. (Ed.)

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  • Examines, from a range of perspectives, how trade, goods and objects affected people’s day to day lives
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  • Explores the conditions which allowed new forms of artistic production and interpretation to develop within expanded markets
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  • Brings together scholars of cultural, social, economic, and art history to discuss the impact of global trade at a micro-level
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This Palgrave Pivot explores the social and cultural impact of global trade at a micro-level from around 1600 to 1950. Bringing together the collaborative skills of cultural, social, economic, and art historians, it examines how the diffusion of trade, goods and objects affected people’s everyday lives. The authors tell several stories: of the role played by a host of intermediaries – such as apothecaries, artisans and missionaries who facilitated the process; of objects such as Japanese export lacquer-ware and paintings; of how diverse artistic influences came to be expressed in colonial church architecture in the Philippines; of revolutionary changes wrought on quotidian tastes and preferences, as shown in the interior decoration of private homes in the Dutch East Indies; and of transformations in the smoking and drinking habits of Southeast Asians. The chapters consider the conditions from which emerged new forms of artistic production and transfer, fresh cultural interpretations, and expanded markets for goods, objects and images. 

About the authors

Raquel A. G. Reyes is an Associate Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, and former British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow in London. She works on the history of science and medicine, the history of gender and sexuality, and global trade and local cultural innovation in early modern Southeast Asia, with particular reference to the Philippines. She is the author of Love, Passion and Patriotism: Sexuality and the Philippine Propaganda Movement, 1882-1892, and co-editor of Sexual Diversity in Asia c.600-1950. She is also a columnist for the Manila Times.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Reyes, Raquel A. G.

    Pages 1-12

  • Japanese Export Lacquer and Global Art History: An Art of Mediation in Circulation

    Kaufmann, Thomas DaCosta

    Pages 13-42

  • Paradise in Stone: Representations of New World Plants and Animals on Spanish Colonial Churches in the Philippines

    Reyes, Raquel A. G.

    Pages 43-74

  • Betel, Tobacco and Beverages in Southeast Asia

    Clarence-Smith, William Gervase

    Pages 75-102

  • Domestic Interiors in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Batavia

    North, Michael

    Pages 103-121

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Art, Trade, and Cultural Mediation in Asia, 1600–1950
Editors
  • Raquel A. G. Reyes
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57237-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57237-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57236-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 131
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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