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Soundscapes in the Contact Zone: Listening in Canton, 1770–1839

Thomas Irvine

in Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter travels to the port city of Canton, the main source of direct European knowledge about Chinese sounds around 1800. From about 1700 until the conclusion of the First Opium War in 1842—a ... 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


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