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Linking an Asian transregional commerce in tea : overseas Chinese merchants in the Fujian-Singapore trade, 1920-1960

Author: Jason Lim
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Chinese overseas, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Current historical work on the international tea trade has focussed on the Sino-British trade and the impact of capitalism and modern technology on tea production in India and Ceylon. These studies have overlooked the changes that were afoot in the Fujian tea industry and the problems with conducting the trade with the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. Using the Fujian-Singapore trade as an illustration and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lim, Jason, 1971-
Linking an Asian transregional commerce in tea.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2010009987
(OCoLC)591770252
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Lim
ISBN: 9789004186903 9004186905 1282952412 9781282952416
OCLC Number: 695982094
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 252 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: List of Tables; List of Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Currency, Weight, and Area; Note on Orthography; Maps; Introduction; Chapter 1 Anxi, Xiamen, and the Fujian-Singapore Tea Trade; Chapter 2 Fujian Tea Production, 1920-1960; Chapter 3 The Anxi Tea Merchants in Singaporre; Chapter 4 From National Product to Controlled Export, 1932-1947; Chapter 5 Trade, the Cold War, and Decolonisation, 1945-1960; Conclusion The Overseas Chinese Merchants: The Link in an Interregional Tea Trade; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; Plates.
Series Title: Chinese overseas, v. 2.
Responsibility: by Jason Lim.

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Drawing on Chinese-language archival materials, this book offers a comprehensive study on the changes taking place in the Fujian tea industry and the fluctuations of the Fujian-Singapore tea trade  Read more...

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