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Dutch commerce and Chinese merchants in Java : colonial relationships in trade and finance, 1800-1942

Author: Alexander Claver
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014.
Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 291.
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Dutch Commerce and Chinese Merchants in Java describes the vanished commercial world of colonial Java. Alexander Claver shows the challenges of a demanding business environment by highlighting trade and finance mechanisms, and the relationships between the participants involved.
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Claver, Alexander.
Dutch commerce and Chinese merchants in Java
(DLC) 2013040518
(OCoLC)863043975
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Claver
ISBN: 9789004263239 9004263233
OCLC Number: 893909815
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 442 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Contents: Glossary --
1. Introduction --
Research outline --
Access to capital, information and security --
The Indonesian case --
Sources --
Research method --
2. Prelude to rapid expansion (1800-1884) --
The colonial state and the economy --
The resilience of private enterprise --
Private enterprise under the cultivation system --
Tilting the balance : finance in transition --
Wholesalers and retailers --
3. Crisis and adaptation (1884-1890s) --
Economic policy and political expansion --
The organization of trade --
The onset of the crisis : sugar and coffee --
The beginning of the crisis --
The crisis experienced --
The crisis prolonged : import and credit --
4. Redefining Dutch-Chinese commercial relations (1890s-1910) --
An awkward alliance : the interdependence of Dutch and Chinese business --
The economic position of the Chinese under scrutiny --
A wave of failures : Surabaya in the late 1890s --
The Chinese boycot of the Handelsvereeniging Amsterdam --
5. The road to expansion (1910-1930) --
The late colonial state : consolidation and conflict --
The colonial economy before 1914 --
The lure of sugar --
DJ B and the outbreak of the First World War --
The colonial economy after 1914 --
The Kwik Hoo Tong Handelmaatschappij : a prominent Chinese in sugar --
6. Economic crisis and commercial resilience (1930-1942) --
The economic experience of the 1930s --
The incidence of failure : bankruptcy cases in the 1920s and 1930s --
Commercial resilience : two examples of crisis management in the 1930s --
7. Conclusion --
A bird's-eye view of colonial trade --
Trade dynamics.
Series Title: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 291.
Responsibility: by Alexander Claver.

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Dutch Commerce and Chinese Merchants in Java describes the vanished commercial world of colonial Java. Alexander Claver shows the challenges of a demanding business environment by highlighting trade and finance mechanisms, and the relationships between the participants involved.

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