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Sino-French Trade at Canton, 1698-1842

Susan E. Schopp

Abstract

Sino-French Trade at Canton, 1698–1842 fills a gap in Canton Trade scholarship with this new account of France’s near century-and-a-half experience in that trade. From the distinctive features of the Sino-French trade model to vessels and sea routes, from the physical environment of the Pearl River Delta and the structure of the French hongs in Canton to the daily life of traders, the author draws on both French and other archival sources to bring the history to life, and challenges a number of common assumptions about both the French experience and the Canton Trade in the process. The French ... More

Keywords: French Canton Trade, China trade history, French East India Company, Compagnie des Indes, Compagnie française des Indes orientales, French contributions to the Canton Trade, reappraisal of France’s role in the Canton Trade, globalization of trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528509
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528509.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan E. Schopp, author