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Merchants of Canton and MacaoPolitics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade

Merchants of Canton and Macao: Politics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade

Paul A. Van Dyke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888028917
eISBN:
9789882208650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This landmark study of Canton and Macao merchants advances our understanding of the rise and development of international commercial networks. The eighteenth century was a transitional period in ... More

Mongolia and the United StatesA Diplomatic History

Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Jonathan S. Addleton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mongolia and the United States provides a pioneering firsthand look at the remarkable growth in ties between two countries separated by vast distances that yet share a growing list of interests and ... More

Narratives of Free TradeThe Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations

Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations

Kendall Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083534
eISBN:
9789882209275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083534.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This collection discusses the first commercial encounters between a China on the verge of social transformation and a fledgling United States struggling to assert itself globally as a distinct nation ... More

Pacific CrossingCalifornian Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Pacific Crossing: Californian Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Elizabeth Sinn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139712
eISBN:
9789888180172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139712.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the nineteenth century tens of thousands of Chinese men and women crossed the Pacific to work, trade, and settle in California. Drawn initially by the gold rush, they took with them skills and ... More

Pax SinicaGeopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Y.Y. Kueh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888083824
eISBN:
9789888180158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083824.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The book confronts the popular conjecture of a Pax Sinica emerging to replace Pax Americana in the wake of global financial crisis. It argues that by virtue of its overwhelming economic, ... More

Political Development in Hong KongState, Political Society, and Civil Society

Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Ma Ngok

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state–society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of ... More

Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Carmen Amado Mendes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139002
eISBN:
9789888180127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139002.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 20 December 1999 the city of Macau became a Special Administrative Region of China after nearly 450 years of Portuguese administration. Drawing extensively on Portuguese and other sources, and on ... More

PoseidonChina's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Steven R. Schwankert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off the Chinese coast. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went ... More

The Public Sector in Hong Kong

The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Ian Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book describes and analyses the role of the public sector in the often charged political atmosphere of post-1997 Hong Kong. It discusses critical constitutional, organisational, and policy ... More

Public Success, Private SorrowThe Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Isidore Cyril Cannon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Living most of his adult life as an official in the Chinese Imperial Customs Service, Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor also achieved distinction as a scholar of Chinese. He prepared a masterly ... More

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