A history of Straits Settlements foreign trade 1870-1915
Chiang, Hai Ding
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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