Merchants of Canton and Macao: Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade by Paul A. Van DykeMerchants of Canton and Macao: Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade by Paul A. Van Dyke

Merchants of Canton and Macao: Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade

byPaul A. Van Dyke

Hardcover | December 8, 2015

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Merchants were central to the huge growth in China's foreign trade and contributed to the development of world markets and networks. Merchants of Canton and Macao Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade brings together much new research about the inner workings of the merchants of Canton and Macao. The book studies in detail the leading Chinese merchants and merchant families as well as the porcelain and silk trades. By examining the successes and failures of dozens of Chinese merchants involved in foreign trade, it provides fresh insights into China's unique form of capitalism and her role in the rise of global commerce. Van Dyke's conclusions on the nature of Qing policy towards foreign trade are bold, original and supported by intensive research. In contrast to the traditional focus on British and American trade, his research draws on archives in multiple languages, spread around the world.
Paul A. Van Dyke is professor of history at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and author of The Canton Trade Life and Enterprise on the China Coast 1700-1845 (2005) and Merchants of Canton and Macao Politics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade (2011).
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Title:Merchants of Canton and Macao: Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese TradeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:532 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:December 8, 2015Publisher:Hong Kong University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9888139320

ISBN - 13:9789888139323

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'This is a great study which will be the ultimate work on the subject for many years to come. It is as complete as the available documentation at present makes possible; it is concise, well organized and the subject is researched with great thoroughness.'