Early Modern East Asia: War, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange

1st Edition

Kenneth M. Swope, Tonio Andrade

Routledge
Published November 9, 2017
Reference - 244 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138235229 - CAT# Y310646
Series: Asian States and Empires

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Summary

This book presents a great deal of new primary research on a wide range of aspects of early modern East Asia. Focusing primarily on maritime connections, the book explores the importance of international trade networks, the implications of technological dissemination, and the often unforeseen consequences of missionary efforts. It demonstrates the benefi ts of a global history approach, outlining the complex interactions between Western traders and Asian states and entrepreneurs. Overall, the book presents much interesting new material on this complicated and understudied period.

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