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

Autore: Eric Jay Dolin
Editore: New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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.  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Eric Jay Dolin
ISBN: 9780871404336 0871404338 9780871406897 0871406896
Numero OCLC: 783160162
Descrizione: xviii, 394 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contenuti: "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.
Responsabilità: 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.  Per saperne di più…

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Timely Readers of Dolin s award-winning books Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America (2007) and Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (2010) will recognize in Per saperne di più…

 
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