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Merchants of Canton and Macao : politics and strategies in eighteenth-century Chinese trade

Author: Paul Arthur Van Dyke
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; Kyoto : Kyoto University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study on the Canton and Macao merchants advances our understanding of the rise and development of international commercial networks. The book presents new information about the Canton and Macao merchants and provides fresh insights into the role China played in the rise of global economies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Arthur Van Dyke
ISBN: 9789888028917 988802891X 9784876985869 4876985863
OCLC Number: 753307035
Description: xxxii, 545 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: List of tables --
List of appendixes --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
List of abbreviations --
Map of the Pearl River Delta --
Introduction: Capitalism Canton style --
Ch. 1. The trading envvironment --
Ch. 2. Contracts and trade --
Ch. 3. Growing pains, partnerships and the Co-hong --
Ch. 4. Merchants and the Canton junks --
Ch. 5. Tan Suqua and family 1716-1778 --
Ch. 6. Tan Hanqua and family 1713-1781 --
Ch. 7. Cai and Qiu enterprises 1730-1784 --
Ch. 8. Beaukeequa and family 1726-1758 --
Ch. 9. Yan family 1734-1780s --
Ch. 10. Mandarin Quiqua and family 1724-1794 --
Ch. 11. Ye merchants and Tacqua Amoy 1720-1804 --
Ch. 12. Zhang merchants 1721-1780 --
Ch. 13. Liang merchants 1729-1756 --
Conclusion: The limits of commerce
Responsibility: Paul A. Van Dyke.

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This study on the Canton and Macao merchants advances our understanding of the rise and development of international commercial networks. The book presents new information about the Canton and Macao merchants and provides fresh insights into the role China played in the rise of global economies.

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