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Author Gunn, Geoffrey C.,
Title World trade systems of the East and the West : Nagasaki and the Asian bullion trade networks / by Geoffrey C. Gunn.
Imprint Leiden : Boston : Brill, [2018]

Author Gunn, Geoffrey C.,
Series East and West : culture, diplomacy and interactions, 2467-9704 ; volume 2
East and West (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 2.
Subject Precious metals -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi -- History.
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- Commerce -- History.
Asia -- Commerce -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 322 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 27, 2017).
Contents Front Matter -- Copyright page -- Preface -- List of Tables and Illustrations -- Glossary/Abbreviations -- Note on Weights and Currencies -- Introduction -- Kyushu in the East Asian Trade Networks -- Merchants and Missionaries in the Foundation of Nagasaki -- Nagasaki and the Silk Trade -- The Dutch and English at Hirado -- The Shimabara Rebellion (1637-38) Revisited -- Nagasaki and the Southeast Asia Trade -- The Chinese of Nagasaki and their Social and Commercial Activities -- Nagasaki in the Age of Kaempfer -- Parameters of the Bullion Trade Economy Network -- Conclusion.
Summary In World Trade Systems of the East and West , Geoffrey C. Gunn profiles Nagasaki's historic role in mediating the Japanese bullion trade, especially silver exchanged against Chinese and Vietnamese silk. Founded in 1571 as the terminal port of the Portuguese Macau ships, Nagasaki served as Japan's window to the world over long time and with the East-West trade carried on by the Dutch and, with even more vigor, by the Chinese junk trade. While the final expulsion of the Portuguese in 1646 characteristically defines the "closed" period of early modern Japanese history, the real trade seclusion policy, this work argues, only came into place one century later when the Shogunate firmly grasped the true impact of the bullion trade upon the national economy.
ISBN 9789004358560 (electronic book)
9004358560 (electronic book)
9789004358553 (hardcover alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1007502712
Additional Format Print version: Gunn, Geoffrey C. World trade systems of the East and the West. Leiden : Boston : Brill, [2018] 9789004358553 (DLC) 2017041331

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