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The Resource America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation, John R. Haddad

America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation, John R. Haddad

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America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation
Title
America's first adventure in China
Title remainder
trade, treaties, opium, and salvation
Statement of responsibility
John R. Haddad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1784, when Americans first voyaged to China, they confronted Chinese authorities who were unaware that the United States even existed. Nevertheless, a long, complicated, and fruitful trade relationship was born after American traders, missionaries, diplomats, and others sailed to China with lofty ambitions: to acquire fabulous wealth, convert China to Christianity, and even command a Chinese army. In America's First Adventure in China, John Haddad provides a colorful history of the evolving cultural exchange and interactions between these countries. He recounts how American expatriates adopted a pragmatic attitude--as well as an entrepreneurial spirit and improvisational approach--to their dealings with the Chinese. Haddad shows how opium played a potent role in the dreams of Americans who either smuggled it or opposed its importation, and he considers the missionary movement that compelled individuals to accept a hard life in an alien culture. As a result of their efforts, Americans achieved a favorable outcome--they established a unique presence in China--and cultivated a relationship whose complexities continue to grow."--
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Haddad, John Rogers
Dewey number
  • 973.2
  • 327.73051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Opium trade
  • Missions, American
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • China
  • China
  • China
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America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation, John R. Haddad
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
First contact : the voyage of the empress of China -- System men : the rise of Perkins & Co. -- All for a cup of tea : finding goods for the Canton market -- Beachhead of God : the first wave of missionaries -- Rising on smoke : opium and identity in Canton -- Formal ties : the Caleb Cushing mission -- Centrifugal force : the spread of people, goods, capital, and ideas -- Heavenly war : Americans and the Taiping rebellion -- Cooperation : Burlingame and the reinvention of Sino-western relations
Control code
FIEb17316819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 283 pages
Isbn
9781439906897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)808216855
Label
America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation, John R. Haddad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
First contact : the voyage of the empress of China -- System men : the rise of Perkins & Co. -- All for a cup of tea : finding goods for the Canton market -- Beachhead of God : the first wave of missionaries -- Rising on smoke : opium and identity in Canton -- Formal ties : the Caleb Cushing mission -- Centrifugal force : the spread of people, goods, capital, and ideas -- Heavenly war : Americans and the Taiping rebellion -- Cooperation : Burlingame and the reinvention of Sino-western relations
Control code
FIEb17316819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 283 pages
Isbn
9781439906897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)808216855

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