Leonard Blussé

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Leonard Blussé
J. Leonard Blussé van Oud-Alblas
Born (1946-07-23) July 23, 1946 (age 71)
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Alma mater Leiden University
Scientific career
Fields East Asian History
Asian-European Relations
History of the VOC
Institutions Leiden University

Leonard Blussé (born July 23, 1946 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch historian concerned with the field of Asian-European relations.[1] Blussé has a prolific written output in his field, having authored, co-authored or edited more than twenty books since 2000.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Visible Cities: Canton, Nagasaki and Batavia and the Coming of the Americans. Harvard University Press. 2008.  The 2006 Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures.
  • Shiba shiji-mo Badaweiya Tangrenshehui (The Chinese Community of Batavia at the End of the Eighteenth Century (in Chinese). Xiamen: Xiamen University Press. 2002. 
  • Bitter Bonds, A Colonial Divorce Drama of the Seventeenth Century. Princeton: Markus Wiener. 2002. 
  • Retour Amoy, Anny Tan – Een vrouwenleven in Indonesië, Nederland en China (in Dutch). Amsterdam: Balans. 
  • Ba-ta-wei-ya hua-jen yu Chung-ho maoyi (The Chinese of Batavia and Sino-Dutch trade) (in Chinese). Guangxi People's Publishing Company. 1997. 
  • Zhong-he jiaowang shi (A History of Sino-Dutch Relations) (in Chinese). Amsterdam: Otto Cramwinckel. 1989. 
  • Strange Company, Chinese Settlers, Mestizo Women and the Dutch in VOC Batavia. Dordrecht: Foris. 1986. 


  1. ^ "Prof.dr. J. L. Blussé van Oud-Alblas (Leonard)". Leiden University. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Prof.dr. J. L. Blussé (Leonard)". University of Leiden. Retrieved 2009-04-13.