Hinterlands and Commodities

69870In Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia over the Long Eighteenth Century, well-known economic and social historians examine important questions concerning temporal and spatial relationships among central places, hinterlands, commodities, and political economic developments in Asia and the Global economy over the long eighteenth century. These timely essays engage hinterlands and commodities providing novel foci on historical impacts maritime trade on political economic developments involving place, space, and time in Asia, thereby furnishing historical background for current conditions. They contribute to discourse concerning historical interactions among indigenous Asian merchant activities and European commercial counterparts.

Contributors are: George Bryan Souza, Dennis O. Flynn, Marie A. Lee, Ghulam A. Nadri, Bhaswati Bhattacharya, Tsukasa Mizushima, Tomotaka Kawamura, Atushi Ota, Ryuto Shimada, and Ei Murakami.

Table of contents:

Introduction
Tsukasa Mizushima, George Bryan Souza, and Dennis O. Flynn

1 Hinterlands, Commodity Chains, and Circuits in Early Modern Asian History: Sugar in Qing China and Tokugawa Japan
George Bryan Souza

2 Hydraulic Metaphor: A Model of Global and Local Connectivity
Dennis O. Flynn and Marie A. Lee

3 The Dynamics of Port-Hinterland Relationships in Eighteenth-Century Gujarat
Ghulam A. Nadri

4 Ports, Hinterlands and Merchant Networks: Armenians in Bengal in the Eighteenth Century
Bhaswati Bhattacharya

5 Linking Hinterlands with Colonial Port Towns: Madras and Pondicherry in Early Modern India
Tsukasa Mizushima

6 Maritime Asian Trade and Colonization of Penang, c. 1786–1830
Tomotaka Kawamura

7 Toward a Transborder, Market-Oriented Society: Changes in the Hinterlands of Banten, c. 1760–1790
Atsushi Ota

8 Hinterlands and Port Cities in Southeast Asia’s Economic Development in the Eighteenth Century: The Case of Tin Production and its Export Trade
Ryuto Shimada

9 Trade and Crisis: China’s Hinterlands in the Eighteenth Century
Ei Murakami


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