Chinese Circulations (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
552
Utgivningsdatum
2011-04-13
Förlag
Duke University Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
15 maps 22 photos, 25 tables 5 figures
Illustrationer
22 photos, 25 tables, 15 maps, 5 figures
Dimensioner
239 x 163 x 38 mm
Vikt
908 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780822348818
Chinese Circulations (inbunden)

Chinese Circulations

Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia

Inbunden Engelska, 2011-04-13
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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 more 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 Blusse, 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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"On the whole, this well-written book will be an important reference not only to those who are interested in Sino-Southeast Asian studies, but will also attract readers exploring the historical development of globalization, particularly from the perspective of how commodity, information, capital and human beings have been circulating and intertwining together for many centuries. Moreover, I am confident that this book will have particular value given the increased interest in studying China's rise at present, on the basis of enormous amounts of exported commodities and millions of emigrants, which has affected and will further affect Southeast Asia and the wider world." -- Li Minghuan * Asian Anthropology * "This impressive collection of research papers is a major contribution to recent efforts to break down a dysfunctional barrier between the study of the history of China and that of the history of Southeast Asia....So we have here an excellent big volume that gives much food for thought and that contributes very substantially to our understanding of the multiple circulations of people and commodities that made the early modern world." -- John E. Wills Jr. * Journal of Economic History * "[T]his book is a relevant and valuable read for scholars and advanced students of not only Chinese and Southeast Asian studies, but also of global, economic, environmental, diaspora and socio-political histories. By combining the usually disparate sub-fields of Southeast Asian studies-the wide range of Asian and European languages alone required to tackle primary sources renders any kind of regional expertise near impossible-and linking them with the twisted strands of Chinese commercial activity, this volume is reminiscent of Silk Road studies in its scope and richness. The multi-dimensional, diverse, yet mutually informed perspectives offered by this book are perhaps its most significant contribution, and this is precisely what an edited volume such as this is supposed to achieve." -- Karen M. Teoh * Journal of International and Global Studies * "Once in a while some groundbreaking efforts on regional studies are carried out to cheer the hearts of the specialists and general readers. Chinese Circulations falls into this mould and contributes significantly to the unraveling of the multifaceted maritime and overland trade and exchanges between China and Southeast Asia during the past few centuries." -- Voon Phin Keong * China Review * "[The] essays . . . form a composite picture of the China trade and its effects on Southeast Asian societies that covers a wide swathe of the past and throws light on present relations. . . . This high-quality collection widens the understanding of Southeast Asia and reminds us of the weakness of the nation-state approach by being willing to transcend (or ignore) state borders, Skinnerian macroregions, or ethnic boundaries. . . ." -- Mary Somers Heidhues * Asian Studies Review * "This is a substantive volume ... that, in the best revisionist tradition, forces historians, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, and others to reevaluate the power, influence, and dominance of local Southeast Asian agencies against the earlier proposals of Chinese and Western predominance of overseas and regional trade after 1600. ... [T]his book should be mandatory reading among scholars and graduate students who specialize in the diverse aspects of Southeast Asian, Chinese, and colonial-era history, and also those who variously study diasporas, servitude, immigration, and economic, maritime, and borderlands topics. As noted above, the book has great importance in its potential to allow scholars and diplomats to draw on the past to envision China's future relationships within Asia and beyond." -- Kenneth R. Hall * China Review International * "This collection of essays offers the most comprehensive and updated examination of the flow of commodities, capital, and p

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Eric Tagliacozzo is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author of Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier and co-editor of The Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, also published by Duke University Press. Wen-Chin Chang is an Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

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List of Maps ix Foreword / Wang Gungwu xi Introduction: The Arc of Historical Commercial Relations between China and Southeast Asia / Wen-Chin Chang and Eric Tagliacozzo 1 Part I. Theoretical/Longue Duree Chinese on the Mining Frontier in Southeast Asia / Anthony Reid 21 Cotton, Copper, and Caravans: Trade and the Transformation of Southwest China / C. Patterson Giersch 37 The Social Life of Chinese Labor / Adam McKeown 62 Opium as a Commodity in the Chinese Nanyang Trade / Carl A. Trocki 84 Part II. Precolonial The Lidai Baoan and the Ryukyu Maritime Tributary Trade Network with China and Southeast Asia, the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries / Takeshi Hamashita 107 Cochinchinese Coin Casting and Circulating in Eighteenth-Century Southeast Asia / Li Tana 131 Import of Prosperity: Luxurious Items Imported from China to Siam during the Thonburi and Early Rattanakosin Periods (1767-1854) / Masuda Erika 149 A Sino-Indonesian Commodity Chain: The Trade in Tortoiseshell in the Late Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries / Heather Sutherland 172 Part III. Early Colonial From Baoshi to Feicui: Qing-Burmese Gem Trade, c. 1644-1800 / Sun Laichen 203 Junks to Java: Chinese Shipping to the Nanyang in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century / Leonard Blusse 221 Chinese Books and Printing in the Early Spanish Philippines / Lucille Chia 259 The End of the "Age of Commerce"?: Javanese Cotton Trade Industry from the Seventeenth to the Eighteenth Centuries / Kwee Hiu Kian 283 Part IV. High Colonial The Power of Culture and Its Limits: Taiwanese Merchants' Asian Commodity Flows, 1895-1945 / Lin Man-houng 305 Rice Trade and Chinese Rice Millers in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Centuries: The Case of British Malaya / Wu Xiao An 336 Tonle Sap Processed Fish: From Khmer Subsistence Staple to Colonial Export Commodity / Nola Cooke 360 Moses' Rod: The Bible as a Commodity in Southeast Asia and China / Jean DeBernardi 380 Part V. Postcolonial Market Price, Labor Input, and Relation of Production in Sarawak's Edible Brids' Nest Trade / Bien Chiang 407 A Sino-Southeast Asian Circuit: Ethnohistories of the Marine Goods Trade / Eric Tagliacozzo 432 From a Shiji Episode to the Forbidden Jade Tree during the Socialist Regime in Burma / Wen-Chin Chang 455 Conflict Timber along the China-Burma Border: Connecting the Global Timber Consumer with Violent Extraction Sites / Kevin Woods 480 Contributors 507 Index 509