Eclipsed Entrep ts of the Western Pacific

Eclipsed Entrep  ts of the Western Pacific

This volume offers access to the scattered but excellent scholarship on these two intriguing cases which help throw light on the success of other centers, such as Macao or Manila.

Author: John Elliot Wills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015056269825

Category: History

Page: 368

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Among the great entrepots around the Pacific there were some which had such great advantages of location that for many centuries there always was a trade center somewhere in the vicinity. Others rose to prominence for a time when the political and economic conditions were right, but then were eclipsed and almost forgotten. In the 1600s Taiwan was a vortex of world trade and great power rivalry, but then became a remote frontier of the great Qing Empire. Hoi An in central Vietnam was another major center of foreign trade, strongly encouraged by the local Nguyen rulers, from the 1500s to the 1770s, but then was shattered by the Tayson Rebellion and revived only in very different form under the 19th-century Nguyen dynasty. This volume offers access to the scattered but excellent scholarship on these two intriguing cases which help throw light on the success of other centers, such as Macao or Manila.
Categories: History

Pacific America

Pacific America

He was author most recently of Past and Present in China's Foreign Policy: From “Tribute System” to “Peaceful Rise” (2011); The World from 1450 to 1700 (2009); Eclipsed Entrepots of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, ...

Author: Lon Kurashige

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824855796

Category: History

Page: 288

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In recent times, the Asia-Pacific region has far surpassed Europe in terms of reciprocal trade with the United States, and since the 1980s immigrants from Asia entering the United States have exceeded their counterparts from Europe, reversing a longstanding historical trend and making Asian Americans the country’s fastest growing racial group. What does transpacific history look like if the arc of the story is extended to the present? The essays in this volume offer answers to this question challenging current assumptions about transpacific relations. Many of these assumptions are expressed through fear: that the ascendance of China threatens a U.S.-led world system and undermines domestic economies; that immigrants subvert national unity; and that globalization, for all its transcending of international, cultural, and racial differences, generates its own forms of prejudice and social divisions that reproduce global and national inequalities. The contributors make clear that these fears associated with, and induced by, pacific integration are not new. Rather, they are the most recent manifestation of international, racial, and cultural conflicts that have driven transpacific relations in its premodern and especially modern iterations. Pacific America differs from other books that are beginning to flesh out the transnational history of the Pacific Ocean in that it is more self-consciously a people’s history. While diplomatic and economic relations are addressed, the chapters are particularly concerned with histories from the “bottom up,” including attention to social relations and processes, individual and group agency, racial and cultural perception, and collective memory. These perspectives are embodied in the four sections focusing on China and the early modern world, circuits of migration and trade, racism and imperialism, and the significance of Pacific islands. The last section on Pacific Islanders avoids a common failing in popular perception that focuses on both sides of the Pacific Ocean while overlooking the many islands in between. The chapters in this section take on one of the key challenges for transpacific history in connecting the migration and imperial histories of the United States, Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, and other nations, with the history of Oceania.
Categories: History

Japan and the Pacific 1540 1920

Japan and the Pacific  1540   1920

... Arturo Giraldez and James Sobredo Eclipsed Entrepots of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, 1500-1800 6 Edited by John E. Wills, Jr Science, Empire and the European Exploration of the Pacific 7 Edited by Tony Ballantyne ...

Author: Matsuda Koichiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351925556

Category: History

Page: 462

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This volume seeks to capture the rich array of images that define Japan's encounters with the Pacific Ocean. Contemporary Japanese most readily associate 'Pacific' with the devastating war that their country fought over a half century ago. The ensuing occupation realized a situation that this people had striven to avoid ever since the Portuguese first arrived in 1543 - their subjugation by a foreign power. But the Pacific Ocean also extended Japan's overseas contacts. From antiquity Japanese and their neighbours crossed it to trade ideas and products. From the mid-16th century it carried people from more distant lands, Europe and America, and thus expanded and diversified Japan's cultural and economic exchange networks. From the late 19th century it provided the highway to transport Japanese imperial expansion in Northeast Asia and later to encourage overseas migration into the Pacific and the Americas. The studies selected for inclusion in this volume, along with the introduction, explain how the Pacific Ocean thus nurtured images of both threat and opportunity to the island nation that it surrounds.
Categories: History

Textiles in the Pacific 1500 1900

Textiles in the Pacific  1500   1900

... ARTURO GIRALDEz AND JAMEs SoBREDo Eclipsed Entrepôts of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, 1500–1800 Edited by John E. WiLLs, JR Science, Empire and the European Exploration of the Pacific Edited by Tony BALLANTYNE The ...

Author: Debin Ma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351895606

Category: History

Page: 384

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Textiles in the Pacific, 1500-1900 brings together 13 articles which include both classics and lesser-known but important works related to the trade and production of textiles in the Pacific region, extending from the tip of Northeast Asia to the other end of South America and Australia. Collectively these articles bring out two central themes, as highlighted in the introduction. First, there is the leading role of textiles in linking up the economies across the Pacific in the era before the 19th-century rise of steam-engine-powered global integration. Second is the crucial role of textile manufacturing and trade in the early stage of industrialization for most of the developing Pacific economies after the 19th century. The volume also reflects both revolutionary shifts in paradigms and revisions of traditional consensus, and seeks to present a more balanced account of global trade and market integration in the early modern period.
Categories: History

American Empire in the Pacific

American Empire in the Pacific

... Peoples in the Pacific 4 European Entry into the Pacific: Spain and the Acapulco-Manila Galleons Edited by DENNIS O. FLYNN, ARTURO GIRÁLDEZ, and JAMES SOBREDO 5 Eclipsed Entrepôts of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, ...

Author: Arthur Power Dudden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351959384

Category: History

Page: 412

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American Empire in the Pacific explores the empire that emerged from the Oregon Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain and the outcome of the Mexican War in 1848. Together, they signalled the mastery of the United States over the continent of North America; the Pacific Ocean and the ancient civilizations of Asia at last lay within reach. England's East India Company in the 17th and 18th centuries had introduced Asian wares including tea to the American colonists, but wars against France and then the struggle for American independence held back expansion by Yankee entrepreneurs until 1783. Thereafter, from the Atlantic seaboard, American ships began regularly to reach China. Merchants, sailors and missionaries, motivated toward trade and redemption like the Europeans they met along the way, encountered the exotic peoples and cultures of the Pacific. Would-be empire builders projected a manifest destiny without limits. Russian Alaska, the native kingdom of Hawai'i, Japan, Korea, Samoa, and Spain's Philippine Islands, as well as a transcontinental railroad and an isthmian canal, acquired strategic significance in American minds, in time to outweigh both commerce and conversion.
Categories: History

The Pacific in the Age of Early Industrialization

The Pacific in the Age of Early Industrialization

... Pacific: Spain and the Acapulco-Manila Galleons 5 Edited by Dennis O. Flynn , Arturo Giráldez and James Sobredo Eclipsed Entrepôts of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, 1500-1800 6 Edited by John E. Wills , Jr Science, ...

Author: Kenneth Pomeranz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351884518

Category: History

Page: 434

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The essays selected for this volume show how the Pacific rapidly became part of an industrializing world. Its raw materials (notably rubber and copper) were critical, some of its handicraft industries were devastated by mechanized competition, others survived and adapted, contributing to distinctive patterns of industrialization that made Japan a new center of power, and also laid the groundwork for later growth in Taiwan, Korea, and coastal China. The Pacific coast of the Americas was also first drawn into an industrial world largely as an exporter of raw materials, but North and South diverged rapidly, portending futures even more different than those of Northeast and Southeast Asia. By the 1930s - when the uneven effects of industrialization would have much to do with plunging the Pacific into war - one can already glimpse in outline the structural bases for many of the region's contemporary characteristics. All this is set in context in the important introduction by Kenneth Pomeranz.
Categories: History

The French and the Pacific World 17th 19th Centuries

The French and the Pacific World  17th   19th Centuries

Eclipsed Entrepôts of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, 1500-1800 Edited by JOHN E. WILLS, JR 6. Science, Empire and the European Exploration of the Pacific Edited by TONY BALLANTYNE 7. The French and the Pacific World, ...

Author: Annick Foucrier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351889360

Category: History

Page: 388

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In The French in the Pacific World Annick Foucrier has brought together an important set of studies on the French presence in the Pacific up to the start of the 20th century. The volume opens with a section on the context of the French expansion, including its rivalries with other European powers. Following studies treat patterns of trade and exchange, and settlement and migration, then look at the French image of and reaction to the worlds round the Pacific and the people of the islands, covering the period from the voyages of exploration to the era of colonization.
Categories: History

Environmental History in the Pacific World

Environmental History in the Pacific World

... ARTUTO GIRÁLDEZ, and JAMES SOBREDO 5 Eclipsed Entrepôts of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, 1600-1800 Edited by JOHN E. WILLS 6 Knowledge, Exploration and Integration of the Pacific Region Edited by TONY BALLANTYNE 7 ...

Author: J.R. McNeill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351939676

Category: History

Page: 416

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This volume brings together a set of key articles from the last 30 years pertaining to the environmental history of the Pacific basin. It aims to treat the islands and waters of the Pacific as well as the lands around the Rim, from New Zealand to Japan, to California, to Chile, and is the first work of environmental history to take this inclusive view of the Pacific basin. The focus is mainly on recent centuries but, as environmental history requires, at times the work also takes the very long view of millennia. Several of the articles seek to bring a broad Pacific perspective to bear on their subjects, while others use Pacific-basin examples to try to establish broader theoretical points of interest to all who are drawn to the study of the interactions between nature and culture. The book includes a bibliography of Pacific-basin environmental history and an introduction that aims to sketch the contours and possible future directions of the field.
Categories: History

Religions and Missionaries around the Pacific 1500 1900

Religions and Missionaries around the Pacific  1500   1900

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 THE PACIFIC WORLD Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500–1900 General Editors: ... ARTURO GIRÁLDEZ, AND JAMES SOBREDO Eclipsed Entrepots of the Western Pacific: Taiwan and Central Vietnam, ...

Author: Tanya Storch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351904780

Category: History

Page: 454

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This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religious cultural exchanges around the Pacific in the period 1500-1900, relating these to economic and political developments and to the expansion of communication across the area. It brings together twenty-two pieces, from diaries of religious exiles and missionary field observations, to studies from a variety of academic disciplines, so enabling a multitude of voices to be heard. The articles are grouped in sections dealing with the Islamic period, the Iberian Catholic period, the Jewish diaspora, the Russian Orthodox church, the epoch of Protestant culture and finally Asian immigrant religions in the West; a substantial introduction contextualizes these chapters in terms of both historical and contemporary approaches.
Categories: History