Description - Gateways of Asia by Frank Broeze
The Asian continent has a maritime tradition spanning as far back as the third millennium BC, and its port cities have for centuries had a social and cultural character radically different from those on the shores of the Atlantic. A perspective on Asian history, economic development, and urbanization, this study focuses on the vital role played by ports and port cities across centuries. The authors explore these cities as links to each other and to the outside world, as meeting grounds of indigenous and overseas cultures and as the stageposts for struggles of expansion, imperialism, and colonialism. A range of studies multidisciplinary discuss cities including Bangkok, Kobe, Kuwait, Bombay, Banten, and Vladivostok from the 13th century to the present. Reflecting on both the influences of modernization and westernization and the impact of traditional, inland cultures on the development of these cities, this work aims to contribute to understanding multicultural interaction over history, from the vantage point of the contemporary global village.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Kegan Paul
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