China Trade and Empire: Jardine, Matheson and Co. and the Origins of British Rule in Hong Kong…

Hardcover | August 28, 2006

EditorAlain Le Pichon

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The letters of William Jardine and James Matheson, co-founders of the Hong Kong Trading Firm Jardine, Matheson and Co., shed new light on the important commercial, economic and political developments of the nineteenth century. Local and world politics, debate about freedom, monopoly and freetrade, the conduct of the Opium War and the beginnings of British rule in Hong Kong are passionately discussed alongside the immediate business concerns of tea, opium and British exports to China. The letters from the Jardine Matheson Archive, collected here for the first time, portray a fascinatingcommercial, political and personal drama played out in England, Scotland, India, and China. A substantial introduction provides the historical background of British involvement in Eastern trade from the eighteenth century up to the beginnings of British Rule in Hong Kong.

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The letters of William Jardine and James Matheson, co-founders of the Hong Kong Trading Firm Jardine, Matheson and Co., shed new light on the important commercial, economic and political developments of the nineteenth century. Local and world politics, debate about freedom, monopoly and freetrade, the conduct of the Opium War and the b...

Alain Le Pichon is at Department of English, Universite de Paris IV Sorbonne.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.64 inPublished:August 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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