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Water Frontier Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong Region, 1750-1880

ISBN-10: 0742530833

ISBN-13: 9780742530836

Edition: 2004

Authors: Nola Cooke, Li Tana

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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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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Brian K. Blount is Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
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
Glossary
Index
About the Contributors