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Spain, China, and Japan in Manila, 1571-1644

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Book Series: Emerging Asia ISBN: 9789089648334 9789048526819 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100151
Subject: History
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This book offers a new perspective on the connected histories of Spain, China, and Japan as they emerged and developed following Manila’s foundation as the capital of the Spanish Philippines in 1571. Examining a wealth of multilingual primary sources, Birgit Tremml-Werner shows that crosscultural encounters not only shaped Manila’s development as a “Eurasian” port city, but also had profound political, economic, and social ramifications for the three premodern states. Combining a systematic comparison with a focus on specific actors during this period, this book addresses many long-held misconceptions and offers a more balanced and multifaceted view of these nations’ histories.

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