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The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

While Hong Kong's spectacular economic growth and political development have been well documented, the social and cultural lives of the ordinary people swept up in the changes have not found a ... More


The Role of Savings and Wealth among Hong Kong Chinese: ([1963] 1969)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Hong Kong is in the middle of an industrial revolution. Before the war its economy was based on entrepôt trade. As this dwindled after the Japanese occupation more and more people turned to industry ... More


Hong Kong after the War

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

in The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Hong Kong after its liberation from Japanese rule. After the surrender of Japanese rule, Hong Kong was once again reclaimed by Britain. Although China was hoping to reclaim ... More


Introduction

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

This book explains the formation of the Dutch world entrepôt at the end of the sixteenth century, and its subsequent development, in rather different terms from those of Fernand Braudel and others ... More


The Origins of Dutch World-trade Hegemony

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Dutch supremacy in world trade and shipping revolutionized the world economic order and transformed the pattern of Europe's colonial expansion. However, what was the function, from an economic ... More


The Breakthrough to World Primacy, 1590–1609

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

The year 1590 was a decisive turning point for the hitherto floundering Dutch United Provinces. After two decades of implacable, often seemingly hopeless struggle against tremendous odds, the Dutch ... More


Beyond the Zenith, 1672–1700

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Although customs returns show that there was in fact no decline in actual levels of trade as yet, immediate prospects for the Dutch entrepôt looked precarious in the extreme. France, its army at a ... More


The Dutch World Entrepôt and the Conflict of the Spanish Succession, 1700–1713

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Another disturbing development at the end of the 1690s was the loss of Dutch grip over the economy of the Spanish Netherlands. The southern provinces of the Netherlands had always been crucial to the ... More


Afterglow and Final Collapse

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

The character of the Dutch world entrepôt changed fundamentally in the years around 1740. During the era of Dutch world trade primacy proper, from 1590 to 1740, the Dutch entrepôt with its immense ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

As a world emporium, the Dutch entrepôt of the 1590–1740 period differed from its precursor, Antwerp, in several fundamental respects. In the first place, the Dutch emporium, with its unrivalled ... More


War and Reconstruction

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter presents the effects of the First World War on the future of the British shipping industry. It examines shipping tonnage statistics to demonstrates Britain’s loss of three million tons ... More


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