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13 October 2008

Trading Places - the East India Company and Asia 1600-1834
13 Oct 2008

The British Library, London, UK.

"Trading Places - the East India Company and Asia 1600-1834. An exhibition at the British Library 24 May - 22 September 2002. [...] 'Trading Places - the East India Company and Asia' tells a remarkable story. It follows the rise and fall of the Company over 200 years - from its beginnings in London and its first trading post on Asian soil to its expansion into India, China, Indonesia, Japan and Persia until the eventual loss of its trading monopoly in 1834."

Site contents:
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: * World in 1600 (Background, Iberian Exploration, Dutch Exploration, England, Foundation of the East India Company); * Getting There (Shipbuilding, First Voyage, On Board Ship, Hazards, Cargoes); * Bantam (Where is Bantam?, The Dutch, Market, Making Contact); * Expansion (Why Expand?, Japan, Iran, Yemen); * India (Why India?, Culture & Curiosity, Factors & Forts, Private Trade, Textiles, Politics); * China (Why China?, Trade, Silk, Porcelain, Tea, Opium); * Impacts (Final Years of the EIC, Overview, Asia on Britain, Britain on Asia); * Search. * Contact us; * SIte Map.


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