By P Boomgaard
Water, in its many guises, has consistently performed a strong position in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies, and economies. those essays symbolize a extensive diversity of ways to the research of Southeast Asia with water because the vital topic. because it used to be uncovered to the ocean, the sector used to be extra available to outdoors political, monetary and cultural affects than many landlocked components. quick access via sea routes additionally encouraged alternate. in spite of the fact that, an identical quick access made Southeast Asia at risk of political keep watch over by means of robust outsiders. the ocean is, furthermore, a resource of foodstuff, but in addition of many dangers. whilst, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are faced with and permeated by way of "water from heaven" within the type of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks, and swaps, water-driven energy crops, and pumped or piped water, as well as water as a provider of sewage and pollutants. eventually, the quantity offers with the position of water in type platforms, ideals, myths, sickness, and therapeutic.
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But the 28 Lieberman 1993:490-3, 1999. See also Lieberman 1995; Pombejra 1990; Cushman 1993; Blussé 1999. Geography as destiny? 41 Bay of Bengal was only one major maritime arena. 29 This emphasis on China is crucial if we are to understand eighteenth century developments. In the late seventeenth century political turmoil in southern China ended when the Qing defeated the Ming. In 1683 Taiwan was conquered, and trade bans were consequently relaxed. This cleared the way for a surge in Chinese trade with Southeast Asia, as merchants from Fujian, Guangdong and Zhejiang (Chekiang) competed with the European companies for products such as pepper.
41 Bay of Bengal was only one major maritime arena. 29 This emphasis on China is crucial if we are to understand eighteenth century developments. In the late seventeenth century political turmoil in southern China ended when the Qing defeated the Ming. In 1683 Taiwan was conquered, and trade bans were consequently relaxed. This cleared the way for a surge in Chinese trade with Southeast Asia, as merchants from Fujian, Guangdong and Zhejiang (Chekiang) competed with the European companies for products such as pepper.
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