Coverart for item
The Resource America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation

America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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 Americ
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddad, John Rogers
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opium trade
  • Missions, American
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • China
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Commerce
  • Missions, American
  • Opium trade
  • China
  • United States
Label
America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; A Note on the Spelling of Chinese Words; Introduction; 1. First Contact: The Voyage of the 'Empress of China'; 2. System Men: The Rise of Perkins and Company; 3. All for a Cup of Tea: Finding Goods for the Canton Market; 4. Beachhead of God: The First Wave of Missionaries; 5. Rising on Smoke: Opium and Identity in Canton; 6. Formal Ties: The Caleb Cushing Mission; 7. Centrifugal Force: The Spread of People, Goods, Capital, and Ideas; 8. Heavenly War: Americans and the Taiping Rebellion; 9. Cooperation: Burlingame and the Reinvention of Sino-Western Relations
Control code
ocn833765904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439906910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • f3fc6930-db23-4e3f-ba42-bbe085f168ea
  • 22573/ctt1bx1bz0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)833765904
Label
America's first adventure in China : trade, treaties, opium, and salvation
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; A Note on the Spelling of Chinese Words; Introduction; 1. First Contact: The Voyage of the 'Empress of China'; 2. System Men: The Rise of Perkins and Company; 3. All for a Cup of Tea: Finding Goods for the Canton Market; 4. Beachhead of God: The First Wave of Missionaries; 5. Rising on Smoke: Opium and Identity in Canton; 6. Formal Ties: The Caleb Cushing Mission; 7. Centrifugal Force: The Spread of People, Goods, Capital, and Ideas; 8. Heavenly War: Americans and the Taiping Rebellion; 9. Cooperation: Burlingame and the Reinvention of Sino-Western Relations
Control code
ocn833765904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439906910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • f3fc6930-db23-4e3f-ba42-bbe085f168ea
  • 22573/ctt1bx1bz0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)833765904

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...