Pacific centuries : Pacific and Pacific Rim history since the sixteenth century

edited by Dennis O. Flynn, Lionel Frost and A.J.H. Latham

The increasing importance of the Pacific and Pacific Rim within the global economy places us on the brink of a Pacific Century. While many hold that the concept of a Pacific region has only emerged in the twentieth century, this work demonstrates that such an economic region has existed for almost five hundred years. Starting with the 16th century trade of Latin American silver for Chinese silk, leading researchers trace the economic, environmental and social history of the Pacific region. Chapters examine the trade of diverse commodities within the Pacific and analyse the ecological and social impacts of this increasing economic activity. The strong Chinese marketplace emerges as crucial to early Pacific development, and is compared with Japan's central role in the region's modern economy. Pacific Centuries contributes to the understanding of a dynamic economic region. This valuable study also advances research into the economic histories of South and South East Asia, Australia and America, situating them within the wider Pacific context. Kevin Blackburn, Latrobe University, Australia; Dennis O. Flynn, University of the Pacific, USA; Warwick Frost, Australian Centre for Tourism and Hospitality; James Gerber,

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  • Introduction: Pacific Centuries Emerging 1. Spanish Profitability in the Pacific: The Philippines in the 16th and 17th Centuries Dennis O. Flynn and Arturo Giralez 2. The Great Silk Exchange: How the World was Connected and Developed Debin Ma 3. Islands in the Rim: Ecology and History in and around the Pacific, 1521-1996 John R. McNeill 4. Maritime Trade and the Agro-ecology of South China Robert B. Marks 5. Rice is a Luxury, Not a Necessity: The Sources of Asian Growth A.J.H. Latham Gold Rushes and the Trans-Pacific Wheat Trade: California and Australia, 1848 to 1857 James Gerber 7. American Trade Dollars in Nineteenth Century China David J. St. Clair 8. Alfred Crosby's Ecological Imperialism Reconsidered: A Case Study of European Settlement and Environmental Change on the Pacific Rim Warwick Frost 9. Economic Motivations for China-United States Rapproachment in 1971 Lori Warner 10. Migration and Perceptions of Identity: The Case of Singapore and Malaysian Perceptions of the Australian Identity (1966-1996) Kevin Blackburn

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書名 Pacific centuries : Pacific and Pacific Rim history since the sixteenth century
著作者等 Flynn, Dennis Owen
Frost, Lionel
Latham, A. J. H
Flynn Dennis O. Ed.)
書名別名 Pacific centuries : Pacific and Pacific Rim history since the 16th century
シリーズ名 Routledge explorations in economic history
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 x, 261 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0415184312
NCID BA40205363
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス