Dutch Commerce and Chinese Merchants in Java
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Dutch Commerce and Chinese Merchants in Java

By A. Claver
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Dutch Commerce and Chinese Merchants in Java describes the vanished commercial world of colonial Java. Alexander Claver shows the challenges of a demanding business environment by highlighting trade and finance mechanisms, and the relationships between the participants involved.

Table of Contents
  • Dutch Commerce and Chinese Merchants in Java
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • List of Maps, Tables, Figures and Boxes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • Conventions
  • Maps
  • 1. Introduction
    • Research Outline
    • Access to Capital, Information and Security
    • The Indonesian Case
    • Sources
    • Research Method
  • 2. Prelude to Rapid Expansion (1800–1884)
    • The Colonial State and the Economy
    • The Resilience of Private Enterprise
    • Entrepreneurship under the Cultivation System: Djauw Adjiem and Ho Kong Sing
    • Finance in Transition: Internatio and De Javasche Bank
    • Wholesalers and Retailers: Van Beek, Reineke & Co. - HVA
  • 3. Crisis and Adaptation (1884–1890s)
    • Economic Policy and Political Expansion
    • The Organization of Trade
    • The Onset of the Crisis: Sugar and Coffee
    • Beginning of the Crisis
    • The Crisis Experienced: Internatio and Dorrepaal & Co.
    • The Crisis Prolonged: Sing Liong & Co.
  • 4. Redefining Dutch-Chinese Commercial Relations (1890s–1910)
    • An Awkward Alliance: The Interdependence of Dutch and Chinese Business
    • The Economic Position of the Chinese under Scrutiny
    • A Wave of Failures: Surabaya in the Late 1890s
    • The Chinese Boycott of the HVA
  • 5. The Road to Expansion (1910–1930)
    • The Late Colonial State: Consolidation and Conflict
    • The Colonial Economy before 1914: The HVA in Trade and Agriculture
    • The Lure of Sugar in Trade and Banking
    • De Javasche Bank and the Outbreak of the First World War
    • The Colonial Economy after 1914
    • The Kwik Hoo Tong Handelmaatschappij: A Prominent Chinese in Sugar
  • 6. Economic Crisis and Commercial Resilience (1930–1942)
    • The Economic Experience of the 1930s
    • The Incidence of Failure: Bankruptcy Cases and Business Fraud
    • Commercial Resilience and Crisis Management: Internatio and Margo-Redjo
  • 7. Conclusion
    • A Bird’s-Eye View of Colonial Trade
    • Trade Dynamics
  • Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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