Whampoa and the Canton Trade recounts the lives of seamen who travelled half-way around the globe at great risk and lived through a historic period that would become the framework for subsequent encounters between China and the rest of the world. Were it not for the exchanges between the major powers and the Qing empire, the world—as we know it—would be a rather different place. Hence, Van Dyke’s command of data mining shows that Whampoa was a key pillar in the Canton System and, thus, in the making of the modern world economy.

 

Language: English

Hardback :328 pages

ISBN: 978-988-8528-35-6

Size: 15 x 22.5cm

 

 

Whampoa and the Canton Trade Life and Death in a Chinese Port, 1700–1842

SKU: BH147
HK$520.00Price
     
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