Trading networks of malay merchants and traders in the straits of Melaka from 1780 to 1830

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Malay merchants and traders played an essential and significant role in the early modern history of trade and commerce in Southeast Asia. Nevertheless records on the history of their entrepreneurship has been hardly written and researched upon. Thus, the main objective of this paper is to trace back the dynamic of Malay trading communities in the late 18th and towards the early decades of the 19th century. The paper would also highlight the importance of Malay traders in early Penang and the survival of Melaka as an important port in the late 18th century. A focal analysis of this study is on the 18th and 19th centuries Malay merchant communities and how their active presence in the Malay waters had given a great impact to the intra-Asian trade in Southeast Asia prior to the period of European colonialism and imperialism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-82
Number of pages32
JournalAsian Journal of Social Science
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Southeast Asia
imperialism
history
colonial age
commerce
entrepreneurship
community
water

Keywords

  • Bugis
  • Malay
  • Melaka
  • merchants
  • Penang
  • traders
  • trading networks

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Trading networks of malay merchants and traders in the straits of Melaka from 1780 to 1830. / Hussin, Nordin.

In: Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2012, p. 51-82.

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