A history of Straits Settlements foreign trade 1870-1915
The aim of this thesis is to study the growth and changes in the regional distribution and commodity composition of Straits Settlements trade in the period 1870-1915. It endeavours also to analyse the character of this trade and to examine the influences that affected it. The thesis can be divided into five sections: Section 1 (Chapter I) The causes for the founding of Penang and Singapore were to serve as bases in the China trade and as emporia in Southeast Asia. The factors responsible for...[Show more]
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