The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793 by Rogério PugaThe British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793 by Rogério Puga

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

byRogério Puga

Hardcover | August 27, 2013

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For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also the main gateway to China for independent British merchants and their only place of permanent residence there. Drawing extensively on Portuguese as well as British sources, The British Presence in Macau traces Anglo-Portuguese relations in South China from the first arrival of English trading ships in the 1630s through the establishment of factories at Canton and the beginnings of the opium trade to the Macartney Embassy of 1793. Longstanding allies in the west, British and Portuguese pursued more complex relations in the east, as trading interests clashed under a Chinese imperial system and as the British increasingly asserted their power as "a community in search of a colony."

Rogério Miguel Puga is a senior researcher at the Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo-Portuguese Studies at the New University of Lisbon.
Title:The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.1 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Hong Kong University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9888139797

ISBN - 13:9789888139798

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Researched in the archives in Goa, London, and Lisbon, this is a useful bookend to any study of the East India Company's presence in the Far East.