Treasures from the Rare Book Room: Willem ten Rhijne on Acupuncture

During the second half of the 17th century the Dutch East India Company (the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie), known as VOC, managed to monopolize trade with Asia. It was a new kind of corporation: an aggressive commercial firm which became a profit-making, semi-independent arm of the Dutch state. Its trading post on the island of Deshima … Continue reading Treasures from the Rare Book Room: Willem ten Rhijne on Acupuncture