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Author Dolin, Eric Jay.
Title When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail / Eric Jay Dolin.
Published New York, NY : Liveright Pub. Corp., c2012.
Book Cover
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 Floor3  HF3128 .D65 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 394 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-365) and index.
Contents "The adventurous pursuits of commerce" -- The Middle Kingdom -- China dreams -- The "new people" -- China rush -- The golden ghetto -- China through American eyes -- The Opium War -- Racing the wind -- Fading fortune -- Echoes of the past.
Summary Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.
Subject United States -- Commerce -- China -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Commerce -- China -- History -- 19th century.
China -- Commerce -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
China -- Commerce -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0871404338 (hardcover)
9780871404336 (hardcover) : $27.95
OCLC number 783160162