Trade across the Pacific will be one of the dominant forces in the economy of the next century. This collection reflects the birth of Pacific Rim history, until recently largely neglected. It addresses the development of the Pacific Rim over four centuries, combining broad historical syntheses with a range of essays on specific topics, from trade with Hong Kong to British overseas banking. It will form a major contribution to this rapidly expanding new field.
'All these chapters are stimulating to read. [...] This is [..] a useful collection of papers, and certainly indicates that there are many more exciting research topics to be tackled on the evolution of trade and investment links around the Pacific Rim' - The Economic History Review