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The Rise and Fall of Revenue Farming : Business Elites and the Emergence of the Modern State in Southeast Asia - Howard Dick

The Rise and Fall of Revenue Farming

Business Elites and the Emergence of the Modern State in Southeast Asia

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 1993
ISBN: 9780333562871
Number Of Pages: 309

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Until the 1900s colonial and indigenous governments of Southeast Asia farmed out the right to run opium, gambling and other monopolies. Yet by about 1920 all of the major farms had been abolished and the collection of revenue brought under direct bureaucratic control. This book tries to explain the rise and sudden fall of revenue farming to trace the changing fortunes of the Chinese businessmen who held the major farms and to use the study of revenue farming to examine the emergence of the modern state in Southeast Asia and the great economic changes of this period.

List of Tables - List of Maps - List of Figures - Preface - Notes on Weights and Currencies - Notes on Abbreviations - Notes on the Contributors - PART 1: THEMES AND PERSPECTIVE - A Fresh Approach to Southeast Asian History; H.Dick - Revenue Farming and the Changing State in Southeast Asia; J.Butcher - Revenue Farming in Comparative Perspective: Reflections on Taxation, Social Structure and Development in the Early-Modern Period; I.Copland & M.R.Godley - The Origins of Revenue Farming: Southeast Asian or Exotic?; A.Reid - Imperialism, Trade and Investment in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries; I.Brown - Chinese Revenue Farm Networks: The Penang Connection; M.R.Godley - PART 2: COUNTRY STUDIES - Trade, Rajas and Bandars in South Bali; A.van der Kraan - Revenue Farming and State Centralisation in Nineteenth Century Kedah; K.K.Jin - Revenue Farming, Economic Development and Government Policy during the Early Bangkok Period, 1830-92; C.M.Wilson - The Collapse of Singapore's Great Syndicate; C.A.Trocki - The Origins of the Opium Trade and the Opium Regie in Colonial Indochina; H.Nankoe, J-C.Gerlus & M.J.Murray - Revenue Farming and Colonial Finances in the Netherlands East Indies, 1816-1925; F.W.Diehl - The End of the Opium Farm in Siam, 1905-7; I.Brown - PART 3: TAX FARMERS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY - Tan Seng Poh; C.A.Trocki - Loke Yew; J.Butcher - Thio Thiau Siat; M.R.Godley - The Khaw Concern; J.W.Cushman & M.R.Godley - Oei Tiong Ham; H.Dick - Glossary - Bibliography and References - Index

ISBN: 9780333562871
ISBN-10: 0333562879
Series: Business Elites and the Emergence of the Modern State in Sou
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 3rd August 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 10