The Pearl of the East: The Economic Impact of the Colonial Railways in the Age of High Imperialism in Southeast Asia

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Resumen

This book analyzes the economic impact of the early development of railways in different Asian countries, linking the inlands with port cities and with a global network of connections. This is looked at in the context of the rise of imperialism in the last decades of the 19th century and the redistribution of spheres of influence in Asia. The book considers the increase of exports of plantation economies in the context of the global market and the importance of China, and the struggle between the great powers for the economic penetration in the Chinese empire. Its comparative approach provides an original contribution to global economic history and will be valuable reading for students and researchers of economic history, transport economics, and Asian history more broadly.
Idioma originalInglés
Número de páginas227
ISBN (versión digital)978-3-031-21674-9
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2 ene 2023

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NombrePalgrave Studies in Economic History
EditorPalgrave Macmillan Cham

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