British Business in Asia Since 1860


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British Business in Asia Since 1860

Geoffrey Jones (Editor)
R. P. T. Davenport-Hines (Editor)



ISBN: 9780521530583


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This 1989 book examines the experience of British business in Asia since 1860.

This 1989 book examines the experience of British business in Asia since 1860. Following a wide-ranging introduction by the editors, there are essays by leading specialist historians on British business in Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Russian Asia and Japan. The primary focus is on the impact of British commerce in the region, and the essays, based on research in British business archives and government papers, discuss the activities and performance of British companies. However, the book seeks to avoid a 'Euro-centred' approach by using Asian as much as British sources and by paying particular attention to the indigenous response to British commercial activity. The secondary theme is the relationship between British business and British and foreign government. The book, therefore, contributes to the wider debate on the business aspects of imperialism. In general, the essays, although drawing on extensive research in primary sources, are written as general surveys, and are thus easily accessible to non-specialists and students.


ISBN 52153058
ISBN13 9780521530583
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 30/10/2003
Pages 320
Weight (grammes) 470
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 228
Width (mm) 152

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1. British business in Asia since 1860 R. P. T. Davenport-Hines and Geoffrey Jones
2. British business in Iran, 1860s-1970s Frances Bostock and Geoffrey Jones
3. British business in Russian Asia since the 1860s: an opportunity lost? Christine White
4. British business in India, 1860-1970 B. R. Tomlinson
5. Early British business in Thailand Malcolm Falkus
6. British business in Malaysia and Singapore since the 1870s Jean-Jacques van Helten and Geoffrey Jones
7. British business in China, 1860s-1950s Jurgen Osterhammel
8. British business in Japan since 1868 R. P. T. Davenport-Hines and Geoffrey Jones