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Linking an Asian transregional commerce in tea [electronic resource] : overseas Chinese merchants in the Fujian-Singapore trade, 1920-1960 / by Jason Lim.

By: Lim, Jason, 1971-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Chinese overseas: v. 2.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 252 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9789004186903 (electronic bk.); 9004186905 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tea trade -- China -- Fujian Sheng -- History -- 20th century | Tea trade -- Singapore -- History -- 20th century | 20th century | China | Fujian Sheng | History | Singapore | Tea trade | Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & ImportsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Linking an Asian transregional commerce in tea.DDC classification: 382/.4566394095 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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 drawing on Chinese-language archival materials, this book looks at the state of tea production in Fujian, the overseas Chinese tea merchants and the fluctuations of the trade during the p.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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 drawing on Chinese-language archival materials, this book looks at the state of tea production in Fujian, the overseas Chinese tea merchants and the fluctuations of the trade during the p.

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