|Title:||The role Taiwan played in the Seventeenth Century Dutch-Japanese trade||Authors:||HUI-WEN KOO||Keywords:||Deerskins | Silk | Sugar | Taiwan in the Dutch colonial era||Issue Date:||1-Jun-2018||Journal Volume:||46||Journal Issue:||2||Source:||Taiwan Economic Review||Abstract:||
© 2018 National Taiwan Universit. The Dutch East India Company relied heavily on the profits at her Japan Factory to finance her intra-Asia trade in the seventeenth century. We use the primary sources to compile profits of various commodities sold in Japan, and identify raw silk as the most profitable. Since before 1641, the Company obtained Chinese silk from Taiwan, Taiwan's importance as an entrepot cannot be over-emphasized. Taiwan also provided local products like deerskins and sugar to Japan's market, but their importance cannot be compared with that of raw silk. After breaking off with Iquan, the Dutch lost their sources of Chinese silk, and this diminished Taiwan's once important role as an entrepot. This partially explains why the Dutch never seriously planned to return to Taiwan after the surrender to the Koxinga's family.
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