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Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600–1980

1st Edition

By Madeleine Zelin


272 pages

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pub: 2014-12-01
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This book is the first to use local primary sources to explore the interaction between foreign and native merchants in Asian countries. Contributors discuss the different economic, political and cultural conditions that gave rise to a variety of merchant communities in Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore and India.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General