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History Without Borders: The Making of an Asian World Region (1000–1800)

Geoffrey C. Gunn

Abstract

Astride the historical maritime silk routes linking India to China, premodern East and Southeast Asia can be viewed as a global region in the making over a long period. Intense Asian commerce in spices, silks, and ceramics placed the region at the forefront of global economic history prior to the age of imperialism. Alongside the correlated silver trade among Japanese, Europeans, Muslims, and others, China's age-old tributary trade networks provided the essential stability and continuity enabling a brilliant age of commerce. This book highlights the role of civilization that developed along wi ... More

Keywords: trade, maritime silk routes, Southeast Asia, East Asia, diasporic communities, Japan-towns, intra-Asian trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083343
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083343.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey C. Gunn, author