Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139798

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2022. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use.date: 25 May 2022

“Guests and old allies”1

“Guests and old allies”1

(p.105) 10 “Guests and old allies”1
The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogério Miguel Puga

Hong Kong University Press

The conflicts between the British supercargoes, independent traders and the Portuguese administration continued to intensify. The Select Committee had no control over independent traders who assumed Portuguese names, and problems caused by these traders led to the measuring of strength between the Portuguese and the British. The British stated they did not acknowledge the Portuguese authority in Macau, since they were under the Mandarinate’s jurisdiction. Yet, issues that arose from house-letting and the treatment of prisoners reminded the British repeatedly that they were under the power of the Portuguese. In 1760, the Senate banned Portuguese residents from letting their properties to the foreigners, yet financial interests were more important, foreigners were never expelled from Macau and they were always able to rent houses and offices.

Keywords:   Select Committee, Portuguese authority, Mandarinate, Property-letting, Financial interests, Macau, China, British Overseas

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .