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Author Van Dyke, Paul Arthur.

Title The Canton trade : life and enterprise on the China coast, 1700-1845 / Paul A. Van Dyke
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2005


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 284 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents List of Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: China Opens Its Doors to the World; Chapter One -- Forging the Canton System; Chapter Two -- Canton Customs Procedures; Chapter Three -- Piloting the Pearl River; Chapter Four -- Compradors and The Provisions Trade; Chapter Five -- Linguists; Color Plates; Chapter Six -- Administrative Initiatives and Shortcomings; Chapter Seven -- Flag Boats, Silver, Contraband and Rice; Chapter Eight -- Macao Trade, Junk Trade, Capital Market and Commission Merchants; Chapter Nine -- The Canton Trade in Retrospect
Summary This study utilizes a wide range of new source materials to reconstruct the day-to-day operations of the port of Canton during the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth centuries. Using a bottom-up approach, it provides a fresh look at the successes and failures of the trade by focusing on the practices and procedures rather than on the official policies and protocols
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-266) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
International economic relations
Handel -- China -- Kanton (Stadt) -- Internationale Beziehungen -- Geschichte -- 1700-1845.
Guangzhou (China) -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century
Guangzhou (China) -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century
China -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century
China -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century
China -- Foreign economic relations
China -- Guangzhou
Kanton (Stadt) -- Handel -- Internationale Beziehungen -- Geschichte -- 1700-1845.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007320458
ISBN 9789888052844