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Introduction

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Insurance is one of the oldest industries in Hong Kong, and it has long played a significant role in the city's economic development. Suffice it to say that the insurance industry has evolved in step ... More


Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Paul French

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The history of foreign journalists in China starts with the newspapers printed in the European Factories of Canton in the 1820s and ends with the Communist revolution in 1949. It also starts with a ... More


Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations

Kendall Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083534
eISBN:
9789882209275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083534.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This collection discusses the first commercial encounters between a China on the verge of social transformation and a fledgling United States struggling to assert itself globally as a distinct nation ... More


Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Virgil Ho

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book critically examines six aspects of the popular culture of early and mid-Republican (1912-38) Canton: common perceptions of the city, popular attitudes towards the West, Cantonese opera, ... More


The Limits of Hatred: Popular Attitudes Towards the West in Republican Canton

Virgil K.Y. Ho

in Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Cantonese displayed acceptance of Westerners and their cultures in the late imperial and Republican period, in spite of their reputation for being xenophobic and anti-foreign since the days of ... More


Introduction

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Bosque Protector Maquipucuna, a private biological reserve of the Fundación Maquipucuna, lies on the western slopes of the Andes, bounded by steep valleys southeast of the town of Nanega, and ... More


Circumscription of the Region Covered by the Inventory

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The checklist presented in this book is an inventory of the vascular plants of Maquipucuna and adjacent cloud forest areas of the western Andean slopes in Ecuador. It covers the floristic area of ... More


Separation: September 1926–January 1927

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Xu Guangping re-opened the correspondence, expressing misgivings about their separation, which she described as being for only a year, and already began to think about how Lu Xun might make his way ... More


Sorting out China: British accounts from pre-Opium War Canton

John M. Carroll

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Canton System, which regulated China's trade with the West from the mid-1700s until the Opium War (1839-1842), has often been held up as an example of everything that was wrong with Qing China ... More


The Private Side of the Canton Trade, 1700-1840: Beyond the Companies

Paul A. Van Dyke and Susan E. Schopp (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390939
eISBN:
9789888455171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390939.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Until now, the role of private traders in the Canton Trade has been largely overlooked. History books of the twentieth century say little about them, mostly because their narrative has often been ... More


Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Song-Chuan Chen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges conventional arguments that the major driving forces of the First Opium War were the infamous opium smuggling trade, the defence of British national honour, and cultural ... More


Chitqua: A Chinese artist in eighteenth-century London

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Discussion in this chapter focuses on an individual who created work of a sculptural nature, thus working in a medium that was relatively marginal to literati taste; who practiced away from China's ... More


Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Hundreds of Chinese export paintings of Canton trading houses and shopping streets are in museums and private collections throughout the world, and scholars of art and history have often questioned ... More


The Years of the Co-hong: 1760–1770

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 1 begins with a discussion of the Co-hong (1760-1770) and the changes that took place during those years. This was the period when things became more stable for trade, when foreigners began ... More


The Opening of Trade and the Debt Crisis: 1771–1781

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 then covers the period following the disbanding of the Co-hong and the opening of trade from 1771 to 1781. The resulting debt crisis that emerged in the late 1770s had an impact on the ... More


Problems with Porcelain

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The point of this discussion in chapter 3 is to provide answers as to why mistakes seem to appear more frequently on export porcelain factory scenes than on paintings. The painters were more ... More


Ups and Downs of Trade: 1782–1789

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 4 discusses the ups and downs of the trade in the 1780s. A downturn in the volume of trade might result in changes and alterations to the factories being postponed, which helps to explain why ... More


Vantage Points, Perspectives and Artistic Presentation

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Acknowledging the different vantage points used in paintings is important when interpreting factory scenes. A close examination of paintings from the 1760s to the 1820s reveals two commonly applied ... More


Rise of the Private Traders: 1790–1799

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 6 introduces changes that took place in the 1790s—especially the large influx of private traders. Those individuals had a significant impact on the architecture and management of the ... More


American Entrepreneurs and the Brief Return of the French: 1800–1814

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

in Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 7 covers the years from 1800 to 1814. This was the period when American entrepreneurs began taking over parts of the factories and also when the French briefly returned to Canton.


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