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Commerce in Northern Taiwan

José Eugenio Borao Mateo

in The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626–1642

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9789622090835
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622090835.003.0006
Commerce in Northern Taiwan

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This chapter describes some of the economic effects experienced by Taiwan during the European expansion in the seventeenth century. It first examines the role Taiwan played within the framework of the trade between Japan and China. It then describes the introduction of tobacco in northern Taiwan. Finally, it considers the implications of the Spanish commercial presence in Taiwan.

Keywords: Taiwan; European expansion; trade; Japan; China; tobacco; northern Taiwan

Chapter.  16316 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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