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World trade systems of the East and West : Nagasaki and the Asian bullion trade networks
AuthorGunn, Geoffrey C.
Pub. LocationLeiden ; BostonPublisherBrill
Date2018Phys. Desc.pdf. [xvii, 322 p. : ill. (some color) ; 25 cm
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberHF3830.N2 G862 2018d
World trade systems of the East and West : Nagasaki and the Asian bullion trade networks / by Geoffrey C. Gunn.
Series: East and West : culture, diplomacy and interactions ; volume 2
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-284) and index.

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.--(OCLC) publisher description.

Local access dig.pdf. [Gunn-World Trade Systems.pdf]

Subject(s)Precious metals--Japan--Nagasaki-shi--History
Nagasaki-shi 長崎市--History
Nagasaki-shi 長崎市--Commerce--History
SeriesEast and West (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 2
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19739
ISBN9789004358560 ; 9004358560LCCN2017041331OCLC1001863800