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America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation / John R. Haddad.

Author/Creator:
Haddad, John Rogers.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
United States -- Relations -- China.
China -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Commerce -- China -- History -- 18th century.
China -- Commerce -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Commerce -- China -- History -- 19th century.
China -- Commerce -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Opium trade -- China -- History -- 19th century.
Missions, American -- China -- History -- 19th century.
China -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842.
China -- History -- Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864.
Contents:
First contact : the voyage of the Empress of China
System men : the rise of Perkins and Company
All for a cup of tea : finding goods for the Canton market
Beachhead of God : the first wave of missionaries
Rising on smoke : opium and identity in Canton
Formal ties : the Caleb Cushing mission
Centrifugal force : the spread of people, goods, capital, and ideas
Heavenly war : Americans and the Taiping rebellion
Cooperation : Burlingame and the reinvention of Sino-western relations.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781439906897 (cloth : alk. paper)
1439906890 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439906910 (e-book)
OCLC:
808216855