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The Resource When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail, Eric Jay Dolin

When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail, Eric Jay Dolin

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When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail
Title
When America first met China
Title remainder
an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jay Dolin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire. It is a prescient fable for our time, one that surprisingly continues to shed light on our modern relationship with China. Indeed, the furious trade in furs, opium, and beche-de-mer--a rare sea cucumber delicacy--might have catalyzed America's emerging economy, but it also sparked an ecological and human rights catastrophe of such epic proportions that the reverberations can still be felt today. Peopled with fascinating characters--from the "Financier of the Revolution" Robert Morris to the Chinese emperor Qianlong, who considered foreigners inferior beings--this page-turning saga of pirates and politicians, coolies and concubines becomes a must-read for any fan of Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower or Mark Kurlansky's Cod
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
382.0973051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3128
LC item number
.D65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail, Eric Jay Dolin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The adventurous pursuits of commerce" -- The Middle Kingdom -- China dreams -- The "new people" -- China rush -- The golden ghetto -- China through American eyes -- The Opium War -- Racing the wind -- Fading fortune -- Echoes of the past
Control code
1380129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871404336
Lccn
2012016598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1380129
  • (Sirsi) 1380129
  • (OCoLC)783160162
Label
When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail, Eric Jay Dolin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The adventurous pursuits of commerce" -- The Middle Kingdom -- China dreams -- The "new people" -- China rush -- The golden ghetto -- China through American eyes -- The Opium War -- Racing the wind -- Fading fortune -- Echoes of the past
Control code
1380129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871404336
Lccn
2012016598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1380129
  • (Sirsi) 1380129
  • (OCoLC)783160162

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