Spain, China, and Japan in Manila, 1571-1644
Local Comparisons and Global Connections
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
This book offers a new perspective on the connected histories of Spain, China, and Japan as they emerged and developed following Manila’s foundation as the capital of the Spanish Philippines in 1571. Examining a wealth of multilingual primary sources, Birgit Tremml-Werner shows that crosscultural encounters not only shaped Manila’s development as a “Eurasian” port city, but also had profound political, economic, and social ramifications for the three premodern states. Combining a systematic comparison with a focus on specific actors during this period, this book addresses many long-held misconceptions and offers a more balanced and multifaceted view of these nations’ histories.
KeywordsHistory; China; Chinese language; Empire of Japan; Japan; Manila; Ming dynasty; Philippines
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Publication date and placeAmsterdam, 2015-06-11