Water Frontier Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong Region, 1750-1880
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This innovative book rethinks the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century history of coastal and riverine southwest Indochina, the water frontier of the title. It repositions old state-centered histories to reveal the region as a single, multiethnic economic zone knit together by the itineraries of junk traders and by the activities of many southern Chinese, settlers, sojourners, and merchants, whose local significance it explores. In so doing, it pioneers a new, nationally-neutral way of perceiving this dynamic region.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Brian K. Blount is Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary.
|List of Figures and Tables|
|The Water Frontier: An Introduction|
|Permeable Frontiers: Chinese Trade and Traders in the Region|
|Chinese Trade and Southeast Asian Economic Expansion in the Later Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries: An Overview|
|Eighteenth-Century Chinese Pioneers on the Water Frontier of Indochina|
|The Junk Trade between South China and Nguyen Vietnam in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries|
|Commercial Eddies and Flows|
|The Late-Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century Mekong Delta in the Regional Trade System|
|The Nguyen Dynasty's Policy toward Chinese on the Water Frontier in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century|
|Siam and the Contest for Control of the Trans-Mekong Trading Networks from the Late Eighteenth to the Mid-Nineteenth Centuries|
|Ships and Shipbuilding in the Mekong Delta, c. 1750-1840|
|Beyond the Water Frontier|
|Water World: Chinese and Vietnamese on the Riverine Water Frontier, from Ca Mau to Tonle Sap (c. 1850-1884)|
|The Internationalization of Chinese Revenue Farming Networks|
|A "Coastal Route" from the Lower Mekong Delta to Terengganu|
|About the Contributors|