Item description for Silk for Silver (Tanap Monographs on the History of Asian-European Interaction) by Hoang Anh Tuan...
This book focuses on the political and commercial relations between the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Vietnamese kingdom of Tonkin from 1637 until the beginning of the eighteenth century. The VOC exported silk and silk piece-goods from Tonkin to Japan. The author focuses on various aspects of the mutual relationship between the VOC and Tonkin, and how this fitted into the larger picture of the intra-Asian trade. The book reveals the vicissitudes in political relations, and the varying trends in the VOCs import (silver and copper) and export (silk, ceramics, musk, and gold). While examining a great deal of detailed archival materials, the author evaluates Dutch influence on Tonkins feudal society and economy. The book also offers a fascinating sketch of how the Vietnamese trading elite maximized their own profits by dealing with various western tradesmen, including the English and French.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.6" Height: 1" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2007
ISBN 9004156011 ISBN13 9789004156012