Includes bibliographical references (p. -244) and index
The geographic importance of the Straits of Malacca -- Monsoonal circulation and revolutions in shipping and navigation -- Economic-geographic concepts of long-distance trade, spatial duopoly, and network structures -- Concepts and perspectives from political economy -- Practical incentives and the organization of early long-distance trade -- Asian-European trading systems in the Greco-Roman era : the beginnings of monsoon trade -- Monsoon trade in the early fifteenth century : the Empire of Melaka (Malacca) and its precursors -- The Portuguese trading system in monsoon Asia -- The Dutch trading system and Hollands’ ascendancy in the Straits of Malacca -- The British East India Company trading system -- Contemporary trading systems : Japan, oil, and the Straits of Malacca -- Controlling transit trade : the entrepot of Melaka -- The founding of British Penang (Pulau Pinang) -- The rise of Singapore as a global entrepot -- Changing local hinterlands and products in the straits region : Sumatran trade -- Local trader hinterlands and products on the Malay coast of the straits -- Natural hazards and navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore -- Piracy in the Straits of Malacca and surrounding seas -- Twentieth-century military conflicts in the straits area -- Traffic congestion, hazardous cargoes, and pollution in the straits in the contemporary period -- Twenty-first-century trade and globalization : the Asia-Pacific region -- Emerging roles of the straits in global and regional commerce -- Conclusion.
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