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Asian Connections and Chinese Comparisons: The Unconquered East  

R. Bin Wong

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Jul 2015
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Feb 2015
Many of early modern Europe’s connections to Asia were commercial in nature, in contrast to the colonial relations forged by Europeans in the Americas. This chapter considers the ways in ... More

Northern European Empire in Asia: The VOC  

Leonard Blussé

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Jul 2015
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Feb 2015
North European commercial expansion in Asia took shape within the framework of a typical early modern commercial institution: the chartered company. In 1602, shortly after the foundation ... More

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