Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan

Modern Global Trade and the Asian Regional Economy

Editors: Shiroyama, Tomoko (Ed.)

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  • Examines how overseas Chinese, among the key actors of regional and local trade, dealt with their Western counterparts
  • Explores how Asian commodities penetrated other parts of the world through the newly created web of global commerce
  • Increases knowledge of economic relations between Asia and the world from the mid-nineteenth century onward
  • Envisions a regional history of Asia based on its unique internal characteristics, going beyond the West/non-West dichotomy
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This volume undertakes the important task of envisioning a regional history of Asia based on its unique internal characteristics, going beyond the usual West/non-West dichotomy. The “regional trade zone of modern Asia” was debated in the 1980s. Since then, Japanese historians of the socioeconomic history of Asia have explored how the traditional trade relations that had developed over the centuries in Asia responded to the so-called Western impacts in the mid-nineteenth century, including the opening of ports and tariff reduction under free trade regimes and the advance in transportation technology. Against this academic background, the four chapters in this volume examine how overseas Chinese, some of the key actors in regional and local trade, dealt with their Western counterparts, and how Asian commodities penetrated other parts of the world through the newly created web of global commerce. The book reviews discuss theoretical issues to explore various connections among and comparisons of the economies in the region. This volume provides readers with critical insights into the Asian region in the past and present by investigating the long-term trajectory of its linkages to the global economy.

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Tomoko Shiroyama is a professor in the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo. Professor Shiroyama received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tokyo and was awarded a Ph.D. by Harvard University (History, 1999). Her book China During the Great Depression: Market, State, and the World Economy, 1929–1937 (Harvard Asia Center, 2008) has been translated into Chinese and Japanese and was awarded the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize in 2012. Her research is on the banking and monetary system of modern China, the finance of Chinese businesses, and the trans-regional movement of goods, people, and institutions in Asia. Her most recent book, co-edited by Chi Cheung Choi and Takashi Oishi, Chinese and Indian Merchants in Modern Asia: Networking Businesses and Formation of Regional Economy (Brill, forthcoming), examines the internal dynamics of Chinese and Indian merchant houses in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and explores their relationships with the Western powers in the region. Shiroyama is currently leading a project supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science called “Hydrosphere and Socioeconomics in Modern Asia: Exploring a New Regional History Using a Database and Spatial Analysis”, which combines meteorological history, hydrological history and socioeconomic history.  

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Dutch Bank Transactions with Chinese Traders in the Dutch East Indies: The Java Sugar Trade and the 1917 Sugar Crisis

    Pages 3-31

    Kudo, Yuko

  • The Growth of Intra-Southeast Asian Trade in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: The Role of Middlemen in Singapore

    Pages 33-58

    Kobayashi, Atsushi

  • The British Atlantic Slave Trade and Indian Cotton Textiles: The Case of Thomas Lumley & Co.

    Pages 59-85

    Kobayashi, Kazuo

  • The Export of Indian

    Pages 87-115

    Masaki, Toyomu

  • Review of Osamu Saitō,

    Pages 119-124

    Banzawa, Ayumu

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Global Trade and the Asian Regional Economy
Editors
  • Tomoko Shiroyama
Series Title
Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0375-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0375-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0374-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4400-8
Series ISSN
2364-2394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 145
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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