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The Canton trade [electronic resource] : life and enterprise on the China coast, 1700-1845 / Paul A. Van Dyke.

By: Van Dyke, Paul Arthur.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Hong Kong : London : Hong Kong University Press ; Eurospan [distributor], 2005Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 284 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9789888052844 (electronic bk.); 9888052845 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): 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 -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century | China -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century | China -- Foreign economic relations | Guangzhou (China) -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century | Guangzhou (China) -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century | History | Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports | Handel -- China -- Kanton (Stadt) -- Internationale Beziehungen -- Geschichte -- 1700-1845 | Kanton (Stadt) -- Handel -- Internationale Beziehungen -- Geschichte -- 1700-1845 | AussenhandelGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Canton trade.DDC classification: 382.0951275009033 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-266) and index.

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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

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.

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