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The Resource Pacific crossing : California gold, Chinese migration, and the making of Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sinn

Pacific crossing : California gold, Chinese migration, and the making of Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sinn

Label
Pacific crossing : California gold, Chinese migration, and the making of Hong Kong
Title
Pacific crossing
Title remainder
California gold, Chinese migration, and the making of Hong Kong
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Sinn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the nineteenth century tens of thousands of Chinese men and women crossed the Pacific to work, trade, and settle in California. Drawn initially by the gold rush, they took with them skills and goods and a view of the world which, though still Chinese, was transformed by their long journeys back and forth. They in turn transformed Hong Kong, their main point of embarkation, from a struggling infant colony into a prosperous international port and the cultural center of a far-ranging Chinese diaspora. Making use of extensive research in archives around the world, Pacific Crossing charts the rise of Chinese Gold Mountain firms engaged in all kinds of transpacific trade, especially the lucrative export of prepared opium and other luxury goods. Challenging the traditional view that the migration was primarily a "coolie trade," Elizabeth Sinn uncovers leadership and agency among the many Chinese who made the crossing. In presenting Hong Kong as an "in-between place" of repeated journeys and continuous movement, Sinn also offers a fresh view of the British colony and a new paradigm for migration studies
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sinn, Elizabeth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Commerce
  • Economic history
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Gold mines and mining
  • California
  • China
  • Chinese
  • Hong Kong (China)
Label
Pacific crossing : California gold, Chinese migration, and the making of Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sinn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-433) 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
  • Becoming a Useful Settlement -- Leaving for California -- Networking the Pacific -- The Gold Mountain Trade -- Preparing Opium for America -- Bound for California -- Returning Bones
  • Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note on Romanization; Note on Currencies and Weights; Introduction; 1 -- Becoming a Useful Settlement; 2 -- Leaving for California; 3 -- Networking the Pacific; 4 -- The Gold Mountain Trade; 5 -- Preparing Opium for America; 6 -- Bound for California; 7 -- Returning Bones; Conclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn827208608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 454 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789882208780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc1115449
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt26dqj0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827208608
Label
Pacific crossing : California gold, Chinese migration, and the making of Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-433) 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
  • Becoming a Useful Settlement -- Leaving for California -- Networking the Pacific -- The Gold Mountain Trade -- Preparing Opium for America -- Bound for California -- Returning Bones
  • Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note on Romanization; Note on Currencies and Weights; Introduction; 1 -- Becoming a Useful Settlement; 2 -- Leaving for California; 3 -- Networking the Pacific; 4 -- The Gold Mountain Trade; 5 -- Preparing Opium for America; 6 -- Bound for California; 7 -- Returning Bones; Conclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn827208608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 454 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789882208780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc1115449
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt26dqj0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827208608

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