Chinese Circulations: Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia

Chinese Circulations Capital Commodities and Networks in Southeast Asia Chinese merchants have traded with Southeast Asia for centuries sojourning and sometimes settling during their voyages These ventures have taken place by land and by sea over mountains and across d

  • Title: Chinese Circulations: Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia
  • Author: Eric Tagliacozzo Wen-chin Chang Wang Gungwu Anthony Reid
  • ISBN: 9780822349037
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chinese merchants have traded with Southeast Asia for centuries, sojourning and sometimes settling, during their voyages These ventures have taken place by land and by sea, over mountains and across deserts, linking China with vast stretches of Southeast Asia in a broad, mercantile embrace Chinese Circulations provides an unprecedented overview of this trade, its scope,Chinese merchants have traded with Southeast Asia for centuries, sojourning and sometimes settling, during their voyages These ventures have taken place by land and by sea, over mountains and across deserts, linking China with vast stretches of Southeast Asia in a broad, mercantile embrace Chinese Circulations provides an unprecedented overview of this trade, its scope, diversity, and complexity This collection of twenty groundbreaking essays foregrounds the commodities that have linked China and Southeast Asia over the centuries, including fish, jade, metal, textiles, cotton, rice, opium, timber, books, and edible birds nests Human labor, the Bible, and the coins used in regional trade are among the unexpected commodities considered In addition to focusing on a certain time period or geographic area, each of the essays explores a particular commodity or class of commodities, following its trajectory from production, through exchange and distribution, to consumption The first four pieces put Chinese mercantile trade with Southeast Asia in broad historical perspective the other essays appear in chronologically ordered sections covering the precolonial period to the present Incorporating research conducted in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Malay, Indonesian, and several Western languages, Chinese Circulations is a major contribution not only to Sino Southeast Asian studies but also to the analysis of globalization past and present.Contributors Leonard Bluss , Wen Chin Chang, Lucille Chia, Bien Chiang, Nola Cooke, Jean DeBernardi, C Patterson Giersch, Takeshi Hamashita, Kwee Hui Kian, Li Tana, Lin Man houng, Masuda Erika, Adam McKeown, Anthony Reid , Sun Laichen, Heather Sutherland, Eric Tagliacozzo, Carl A Trocki, Wang Gungwu, Kevin Woods, Wu Xiao

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    1. This isn't a text one reads cover to cover as it consists of a number of essays divided into various categories: Theoretical, Precolonial, Early Colonial, High Colonial, and Post Colonial. Having dipped into the book as a whole and having read about half of the essays (obviously those I found immediately relevant), I can recommend the book as a very useful addition to anyone with a serious historical interest in Southeast Asia.Anthony Reid's chapter on the "Chinese on the Mining Frontier in Sout [...]

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