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The Resource The golden ghetto : the American commercial community at Canton and the shaping of American China policy, 1784-1844, Jacques M. Downs

The golden ghetto : the American commercial community at Canton and the shaping of American China policy, 1784-1844, Jacques M. Downs

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The golden ghetto : the American commercial community at Canton and the shaping of American China policy, 1784-1844
Title
The golden ghetto
Title remainder
the American commercial community at Canton and the shaping of American China policy, 1784-1844
Statement of responsibility
Jacques M. Downs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before the opening of the treaty ports in the 1840s, Canton was the only Chinese port where foreign merchants were allowed to trade. The Golden Ghetto takes us into the world of one of this city's most important foreign communities--the Americans--during the decades between the American Revolution of 1776 and the signing of the Sino-US Treaty of Wanghia in 1844. American merchants lived in isolation from Chinese society in sybaritic, albeit usually celibate luxury. Making use of exhaustive research, Downs provides an especially clear explanation of the Canton commercial setting generally and of the role of American merchants. Many of these men made fortunes and returned home to become important figures in the rapidly developing United States. The book devotes particular attention to the biographical details of the principal American traders, the leading American firms, and their operations in Canton and the United States. Opium smuggling receives especial emphasis, as does the important topic of early diplomatic relations between the United States and China
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Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downs, Jacques M.
Dewey number
337.51/275
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3840.G83
LC item number
D69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grant, Frederick Delano
Series statement
Echoes : classics of Hong Kong culture and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merchants
  • Americans
  • China
  • United States
  • Guangzhou (China)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Commerce
  • International economic relations
  • Merchants
  • China
  • China
  • United States
Label
The golden ghetto : the American commercial community at Canton and the shaping of American China policy, 1784-1844, Jacques M. Downs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in 1997 by Associated University Presses, Inc."--Title page verso
  • "With a new introduction by Frederic D. Grant, Jr."--Cover
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-488) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the republication of the golden ghetto -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The golden ghetto -- Old Canton and its trade -- American business under the old system -- Opium transforms the Canton system -- The residents and their firms -- The dominant firms -- The other houses -- The China trader -- Cushing's treaty -- The creation of an official policy -- The mission to China -- Retrospection -- Epilogue : the legacy of old Canton -- List of abbreviations -- Appendix 1. Wade-Giles-Pinyin equivalents -- Appendix 2. Statistics and the American trade -- Appendix 3. A note on the silver trade -- Appendix 4. Known partners of American firms at Canton, 1803-44 -- Appendix 5. Commercial family alliances -- Appendix 6. Robert Bennet Forbes's correspondence with Warren Delano, 1879 -- Appendix 7. A note on sources
Control code
900223849
Edition
Hong Kong University Press edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 496 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888313327
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt136zkkf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900223849
Label
The golden ghetto : the American commercial community at Canton and the shaping of American China policy, 1784-1844, Jacques M. Downs
Publication
Note
  • "First published in 1997 by Associated University Presses, Inc."--Title page verso
  • "With a new introduction by Frederic D. Grant, Jr."--Cover
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-488) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the republication of the golden ghetto -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The golden ghetto -- Old Canton and its trade -- American business under the old system -- Opium transforms the Canton system -- The residents and their firms -- The dominant firms -- The other houses -- The China trader -- Cushing's treaty -- The creation of an official policy -- The mission to China -- Retrospection -- Epilogue : the legacy of old Canton -- List of abbreviations -- Appendix 1. Wade-Giles-Pinyin equivalents -- Appendix 2. Statistics and the American trade -- Appendix 3. A note on the silver trade -- Appendix 4. Known partners of American firms at Canton, 1803-44 -- Appendix 5. Commercial family alliances -- Appendix 6. Robert Bennet Forbes's correspondence with Warren Delano, 1879 -- Appendix 7. A note on sources
Control code
900223849
Edition
Hong Kong University Press edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 496 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888313327
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt136zkkf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900223849

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