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The British presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Author: Rogério Miguel Puga
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2013
Series: Royal Asiatic Society books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also the main gateway to China for independent British merchants and their only place of permanent residence there. Drawing extensively on Portuguese as well as British sources, The British Presence in Macau traces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rogério Miguel Puga
ISBN: 9789888139798 9888139797
OCLC Number: 900154073
Notes: Originaltitel: Presenca inglesa e as relacões anglo-portuguesas em Macau (1635-1793)
"Originally published in Portuguese in 2009 as A presenca inglesa e as relacões anglo-portuguesas em Macau (1635-1793)"--T.p. verso
Description: xiv, 208 s. ; 24 cm
Series Title: Royal Asiatic Society books
Responsibility: Rogério Miguel Puga ; translated by Monica Andrade

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For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also the main gateway to China for independent British merchants and their only place of permanent residence there. Drawing extensively on Portuguese as well as British sources, The British Presence in Macau traces Anglo-Portuguese relations in South China from the first arrival of English trading ships in the 1630s through the establishment of factories at Canton and the beginnings of the opium trade to the Macartney Embassy of 1793. Longstanding allies in the west, British and Portuguese pursued more complex relations in the east, as trading interests clashed under a Chinese imperial system and as the British increasingly asserted their power as "a community in search of a colony."

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