Major “International” Currencies of China and Japan: The Use of Copper Coins, Silver Ingots and Paper Money

  • Angela Schottenhammer
Part of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies book series (IOWS)


This chapter concentrates on Chinese and Japanese currencies that were used in “international maritime trade” in (South-)East Asia. It focuses on copper, silver and paper money and also briefly discusses gold, which played a less important role as an international currency in the East Asian Mediterranean than it did in Europe.

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  • Angela Schottenhammer
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  1. 1.University of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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