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The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga


For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also the main gateway to China for independent British merchants and their only place of permanent residence. Drawing extensively on Portuguese as well as British sources, The British Presence in Macau traces Anglo-Portuguese relations in South China from the first arrival of English trading ships in the 1630s to the establishment of factories at Canton, the beginnings of the opium trade, and the Macartn ... More

Keywords: Macau, China, Hong Kong, British Merchants, British Overseas, Anglo-Portuguese relations, Opium Trade, Macartney Embassy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139798
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rogerio Miguel Puga, author