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Cochinchinese coin casting and circulating in eighteenth-century Southeast Asia

Li, Tana


While much has been written about Chinese business networks in modern Southeast Asia, there has been little discussion about the coins used in the various trade ports and their origins. Moreover, when they have been studied, coin casting and circulating have been examined mostly within specific local contexts, with only vague references to China and the Chinese. In this essay I explore the links of the coin business between eighteenthcentury Cochinchina and the different ports of Southeast...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Chinese circulations : capital, commodities, and networks in Southeast Asia


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