The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

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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. 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 to the establishment of factories at Canton, the beginnings of the opium trade, and the Macartney Embassy of 1793. Longstanding allies in the west, the 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.
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9789882208445
9882208444
9789888139798
9888139797
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 208 pages)

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