Author: gdri

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The Past and Present of the Ancient Tea Horse Road

The Ancient Tea Horse Road is an international trade passage in the southwestern region of China used for economic and cultural communications. Horses were the main means of transportation on the Tea Horse Road...

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Vasco Da Gama——The First to Arrive in India

Vasco Da Gama——The First to Arrive in India During the 14-15th century, the commercial economy of Western Europe thrived and spurred the radical development of foreign trade. Accounts of China and India in the...

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The Thirteen-Hong

At the end of the seventeenth century, in Guangzhou, Guangdong, there was a region of business hotels ran by trade organizations to receive merchants from distant lands. These establishments uniformly imported foreign products and...

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Dias—The discovery of The Cape of Good Hope

At the end of the 13th century, Venetian merchant Marco Polo described the East as a prosperous land full of Gold which elicited the desire of Europeans to travel to the East to search...

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The Charm of Ancient Currency

Currency was invented in the commodity exchange, and its institution was relied on the development of commodity trade. The earliest money ,cowrie, was instituted in the Shang dynasty(1600BC-1046BC) and it existed in the forms...

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Age of Discovery

During the 15th century, the commercial economy of Western Europe had started to develop rapidly, which caused a dramatically increasing demand for gold in the region.

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The Silk Road

The Silk Road was formed between 2000 AD~1000 AD and had since then been kept in use as the main channel for cultural, economic and political exchange between the eastern and the western worlds all the way until the 16th century.

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The Boxer Codex

Transcription and translation of an illustrated late sixteenth-century spanish manuscript concerning the geography, history and ethnography of the Pacific, South-east and East Asia.

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Shanxi Merchant’s Guild Building

During the Ming and Qing dynasties, Shanxi merchants set their business footprints all over ancient China. In order to accommodate meetings with other Merchants, they built magnificent buildings as their base, and these buildings...

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Entrepreneurship and Business Organization 1720-1844

Originally published in 2000, this book analyzes why this discrepancy occurred, especially when other nations of that time, whose economies were far less developed, were evolving more permissive laws of business organization.