Pacific and Pacific Rim Economic History Since the 16th Century
Edited by Dennis O. Flynn, Lionel Frost, A.J.H. Latham
Published December 17th 1998 by Routledge – 272 pages
Starting with the 16th century trade of Latin American silver and Chinese silk, leading researchers trace the economic, environmental and social history of the Pacific region. Chapters examine the trade of diverse commodities within the Pacific and analyse the ecological and social impacts of this increasing economic activity. The strong Chinese marketplace emerges as crucial to early Pacific development, and is compared with Japan's central role in the region's modern economy.