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

Paul A. Van Dyke

Abstract

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 world trade when large monopolistic companies gradually lost ground to more efficiently operated private enterprises. The China trade was one of the catalysts propelling this transformation and it is crucial to a better understanding of how and why these changes took place. This study presents much new information about the Canton and Macao merchants and provides fresh insights into the role China play ... More

Keywords: merchants, China, Guangzhou, Macao, 18th century, commerce, maritime trade, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028917
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028917.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul A. Van Dyke, author

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