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Intra-Asian Trade and the World Market

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia ISBN: 9780203086506 9780415372077 9780415546928 9781134194087 9781134194070 9781134194032 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203086506 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics --- Sociology --- History --- Science (General)
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Intra-Asian trade is a major theme of recent writing on Asian economic history. From the second half of the nineteenth century, intra-Asian trade flows linked Asia into an integrated economic system, with reciprocal benefits for all participants. But although this was a network from which all gained, there was also considerable inter-Asian competition between Asian producers for these Asian markets, and those of the wider world. This collection presents captivating snap-shots of trade in specific commodities, alongside chapters comprehensively covering the region. The book covers: China’s relative backwardness, Japanese copper exports, Japan’s fur trade, Siam’s luxury rice trade, Korea, Japanese shipbuilding, the silk trade, the refined sugar trade, competition in the rice trade, the Japanese cotton textile trade to Africa, multilateral settlements in Asia, the cotton textile trade to Britain, and the growth of the palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia. The opening of

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