Leonard Blussé, Ph.D. (Leiden 1986), is Professor Emeritus of the History of Asian-European Relations at Leiden University. He has published many monographs, source publications and articles on the history of East and Southeast Asia.
Nie Dening, Ph.D. (Xiamen 1990), is Professor of the History of Sino-Foreign Relations at Xiamen University. He has published extensively in Chinese historical journals and has edited Chinese historical sources about Overseas Chinese including The Chinese Council of Batavia Archives Series (Xiamen University Press, 2002-2017).
All interested in the history of Southeast Asia’s overseas Chinese, colonial history and Chinese and Indonesian history.
Table of contents
Part 1: Introductory Material
1 A Historical Sketch of Batavia in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
2 A Chinese Urban Society in the Tropics
3 Chinese Sources for the History of the Chinese Community in Batavia
4 Critical Comments on Kai Ba Lidai Shiji and Its Genesis
5 A Diachronic Overview of the Contents the Kai Ba Lidai Shiji
6 Editorial Notes on the Sources Kai Ba Lidai Shiji
Part 2: The Chinese Annals of Batavia
A Chinese Chronicle of the Historical Events at Yaolaoba (Gelapa)
Part 3: Accompanying Texts
1 Brief Account of Galaba (噶喇吧紀略), by Cheng Sunwo (程遜我)
2 Selections from the Biography of Cai Xin (蔡新傳) and from Historical Materials in the First Historical Archive of China Concerning the Debates about Banning the Overseas Trade to the Nanyang during the Qianlong Period
3 Selections from The Chinaman Abroad: An Account of the Malayan Archipelago, Particularly of Java, by Ong-Tae-Hae (王大海, Wang Dahai), translated by W.H. Medhurst
4 Jialaba (甲喇吧, Galaba), by Gu Sen (顧森)
Appendix 1: The Appointment of Captain Tsoa Wanjock
Appendix 2: Name Lists
Appendix 3: Glossary of Malay and Dutch Terms in Kaiba Lidai shiji