The Dutch East India Company's tea trade with China, 1757-1781

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The Dutch East India Company's tea trade with China, 1757-1781

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: The Dutch East India Company's tea trade with China, 1757-1781
Author: Liu, Yong
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Issue Date: 2006-12-06
Keywords: Tea
Trade
Dutch East India Company
Dutch Republic
China Committee
Supercargo
Batavia
Canton
China
Dissertation
Abstract: This case study of the tea trade of the Dutch East India Company with China deals with its most profitable phase, when a direct shipping link was established between Canton and the Dutch Republic in the second half of the eighteenth century. It focuses on the questions why and how the tea trade was taken out of the hands of the High Government in Batavia in 1757 and put under the supervision of the newly established China Committee in Amsterdam, and explains in detail what factors contributed to the phenomenal rise of this trade and its sudden decline in the 1780s.
Description: Promotor: J.L. Blussé van Oud-Alblas
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Liu, Y., 2006, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: The TANAP Project (Towards a New Age of Partnership: A Dutch-Asian-South African Historical Research Project), the Kong Koan Project (Research Project of the Kong Koan Archives of the Chinese Council in Batavia/Jakarta), the CNWS (Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies), NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research), and the Universities of Leiden and Xiamen.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/5421
 

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