Associate Professor Liu Yong received his doctorate in history in 2006 from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is currently working at the Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University, China. His main interests include the history of Sino-European trade as well as overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia.
「 The Dutch Tea Trade with China in the Early Modern Period 」
This talk examines the Dutch tea trade with China between 1729 and 1822. It explores not only the commercial transactions in Canton and the sales of the “Dutch teas” in Europe, but also the Dutch trade representatives’ business strategy in the Pearl River Delta, the roles of the China Committee of the Dutch East India Company and the High Government in Batavia in the Dutch direct China trade, and the internal and external factors which had great impact on the Dutch tea trade with China.