This book is the fifth volume of essays edited by A. J. H Latham and Heita Kawakatsu from the International Economic History Congresses looking at the development of the Asian Economy. Bringing together leading scholars from both the east and west, this book offers fascinating insights into the cotton trade, the rice, wheat and shipping industries and the development of trade and finance in East Asia.

chapter |17 pages


part |43 pages

Part I

chapter 1|23 pages

International competition in cotton goods in the late nineteenth century

Britain versus India and East Asia *

chapter 2|18 pages

The international trade in rice and wheat since 1868

A study in market integration

part |83 pages

Part II

chapter 4|8 pages

Rice moves to areas where incomes are rising'

A re-interpretation of Asian economic development since 1800

chapter 9|9 pages

On the margins of Asia

The Philippines since 1500