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The Rise and fall of revenue farming : business elites and the emergence of the modern state in Southeast Asia / edited by John Butcher and Howard Dick.

; Dick, H. W. (Howard W.)
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
ISBN 0312089937, 0333562879

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Other Authors Butcher, John G.
Dick, H. W.
Subjects Geschichte.
Impuestos -- Asia del Sudeste -- Historia.
Southeast Asia.
Taxes, Farming of -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Taxes, Farming of.
Series Studies in the economies of East and South-East Asia.
Description xviii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index.
Summary "During the nineteenth century both the colonial and indigenous rulers of Southeast Asia derived more and more of their income from farming out the right to collect taxes and run opium, gambling, salt and other monopolies. Around 1900, however, governments began abolishing these farms until, by 1920, every major farm had disappeared. How should the rise and sudden fall of revenue farming be explained? How did revenue farming contribute to the fortunes of the Chinese businessmen who held virtually all of the major farms and how were they affected by the collapse of the system?" "In addressing these questions, the volume sets out to suggest a fresh approach to Southeast Asian history. The study of revenue farming sheds new light on both the emergence of the modern state in Southeast Asia and on the economic transformation that took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."--Jacket.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Southeast Asia
Network Numbers (OCoLC)26723450
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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