Timothy Brook is a Canadian historian of China. His most recent book is Mr Selden’s Map of China: the spice trade, a lost chart & the South China Sea (Profile Books).
Exploring the events – adventurous, legal, and commercial – that shaped Amsterdam’s budding relationship with Asia
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