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Dutch East India Company Trade in Southeast Asia. Case Study: Textiles

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Early Asian trade and the beginning of the European Expansion to Asia will be touched upon.  What motivated the Dutch to establish the Dutch East India Company or VOC in 1602?  Why and how did the company's inter-Asiatic trade develop?  The historical background of the importance of textiles as a "commercial" product will be explained.  Was it a profitable trade?  What happened to that trade during the two centuries of the VOC's existence?  Briefly we will look at how the Dutch trade in textiles compared to that of the English East India Company or EIC.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Sun


Ruurdje Laarhoven 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: Rivalry for Trade in Tea and Textiles, The English and Dutch East India Companies (1700-1800) by Chris Nierstrasz. Asian Splendour, Company Art in the Rijksmuseum by Jan van Campen and Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis.



Registration Closes On
Sunday, September 9, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/9/2018 - 9/23/2018 Weekly -Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Williamsburg, TBD  Map Ruurdje Laarhoven