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The Resource The new Middle Kingdom : China and the early American romance of free trade, Kendall A. Johnson

The new Middle Kingdom : China and the early American romance of free trade, Kendall A. Johnson

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The new Middle Kingdom : China and the early American romance of free trade
Title
The new Middle Kingdom
Title remainder
China and the early American romance of free trade
Statement of responsibility
Kendall A. Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the imaginations of early Americans, the Middle Kingdom was the wealthiest empire in the world. Its geographical distance did not deter commercial aspirations--rather, it inspired them. Starting in the late eighteenth century, merchants from New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Salem, Newport, and elsewhere cast speculative lines to China. The resulting fortunes shaped the cultural foundation of the early republic and funded westward frontier expansion. In The New Middle Kingdom, Kendall A. Johnson argues that--for the merchant princes who speculated in the global Far East, as well as the missionaries and diplomats who followed them--Manifest Destiny spurred more than the coalescence of the fractious regions into the continental Far West. It also promised a golden gateway to the Pacific Ocean through which the nation would realize its historical destiny as the world's new Middle Kingdom of commerce. Examining the influential accounts of Westerners at the center of early US cultural development abroad, Johnson conceives a romance of free trade with China as a quest narrative of national accomplishment in a global marketplace. Drawing from a richly descriptive cross-cultural archive, the book presents key moments in early relations among the twenty-first century's superpowers through memoirs, biographies, epistolary journals, magazines, book reviews, fiction and poetry by Melville, Twain, Whitman, and others, travel narratives, and treaties, as well as maps and engraved illustrations. Paying close attention to figurative language, generic forms, and the social dynamics of print cultural production and circulation, Johnson shows how authors, editors, and printers appealed to multiple overlapping audiences in China, in the United States, and throughout the world. Spanning a full century, from the post-Revolutionary War era to the Gilded Age, The New Middle Kingdom is a vivid look at the Far East through Western eyes, one that highlights the importance of China in antebellum US culture"--
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1969-
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Johnson, Kendall
Dewey number
382.0973/051
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3128
LC item number
.J76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • China
  • Free trade
  • Merchants
  • China
  • Printing
  • United States
  • Free trade
  • Free trade in literature
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Commerce
  • Free trade
  • Free trade in literature
  • Literature
  • Merchants
  • Printing
  • Public opinion, American
  • Territorial expansion
  • China
  • United States
  • Freihandel
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Literatur
  • USA
Label
The new Middle Kingdom : China and the early American romance of free trade, Kendall A. Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-359) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: China and the American Romances of Free Trade -- Characterizing the American China Trader : The Global Geography of Opium Traffic in Josiah Quincy's The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw (1847) -- Captain Amasa Delano, Slavery, and Melville's Dollar Signs of the Canton Trade -- The Troubled Romance in Harriett Low's Picturesque Macao : Transnational Family Fortunes and the Rise of Russell & Company -- The Sacred Fount of the ABCFM : Free Press, Free Trade, and Extraterritorial Printing in China -- Caleb Cushing's Print Trail of Legal Extraterritoriality : A Confederated Christendom of Commerce, from the Far East to the Far West -- Extraterritorial Burial and the Visual Aesthetics of Free Trade Imperialism in Commodore Matthew Perry's Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan (1856-1857) -- Passages to India from the Newly United States : Revising The Middle Kingdom (1883)
Control code
961409999
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781421422510
Lccn
2016040202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961409999
Label
The new Middle Kingdom : China and the early American romance of free trade, Kendall A. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: China and the American Romances of Free Trade -- Characterizing the American China Trader : The Global Geography of Opium Traffic in Josiah Quincy's The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw (1847) -- Captain Amasa Delano, Slavery, and Melville's Dollar Signs of the Canton Trade -- The Troubled Romance in Harriett Low's Picturesque Macao : Transnational Family Fortunes and the Rise of Russell & Company -- The Sacred Fount of the ABCFM : Free Press, Free Trade, and Extraterritorial Printing in China -- Caleb Cushing's Print Trail of Legal Extraterritoriality : A Confederated Christendom of Commerce, from the Far East to the Far West -- Extraterritorial Burial and the Visual Aesthetics of Free Trade Imperialism in Commodore Matthew Perry's Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan (1856-1857) -- Passages to India from the Newly United States : Revising The Middle Kingdom (1883)
Control code
961409999
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781421422510
Lccn
2016040202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961409999

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