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When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail

Author: Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire. It is a prescient fable for our time, one that surprisingly continues to shed light on our modern relationship with China.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Jay Dolin
ISBN: 9780871404336 0871404338 9780871406897 0871406896
OCLC Number: 783160162
Description: xviii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: "The adventurous pursuits of commerce" --
The Middle Kingdom --
China dreams --
The "new people" --
China rush --
The golden ghetto --
China through American eyes --
The Opium War --
Racing the wind --
Fading fortune --
Echoes of the past.
Responsibility: Eric Jay Dolin.
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Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.  Read more...

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