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Introduction

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a study of a small war fought over six days in the New Territories of Hong Kong, between 14 and 19 April 1899. This war was the only military campaign fought within the Hong Kong area ... More


The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

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 ... More


The “scramble for the use of Macau”1

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Throughout the eighteenth century, British trade became dependent on opium. The trade was conducted by three entities, the Company as the regulator, private traders that sailed under the EIC license ... More


British relations and conflicts with the Portuguese and Chinese authorities in the second half of the eighteenth century

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the second half of the eighteenth century, conflicts between the supercargoes and the Portuguese and Chinese authorities heightened. The enclave and the Emperor of China enacted laws to regulate ... More


Bermuda

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory that has long represented a mid-Atlantic waypoint between England and America. Notwithstanding its inauspicious origins, remote location, ... More


“Guests and old allies”1

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

The conflicts between the British supercargoes, independent traders and the Portuguese administration continued to intensify. The Select Committee had no control over independent traders who assumed ... More


The gradual growth of the British presence in Macau in the early eighteenth century

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The early eighteenth century saw the growth of the British presence in Macau. Their prolonged stay enabled them to produce more accurate descriptions of Portuguese and Chinese policies, and this in ... More


The importance of Macau for the British China trade

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

Macau was the only gateway to China and long-term residence in China for the British. The Chinese delegated the power over foreigners to the Portuguese, but the Mandarinate could ban the provision of ... More


The beginning of regular East India Company trade with China

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The success of the EIC vessel Macclesfield marked a turning point for English and Chinese trade. The Macclesfield reached Macau in August 1699, and was offered protection in the forts by the ... More


The arrival of the English in Macau

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The retreat of the English from the Far East was temporary. The Convention of Goa, signed in 1635, opened the gateway to Macau once again for the English vessels. The convention was signed with the ... More


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