quinta-feira, 9 de maio de 2013

The British presence in Macau 1635-1793

"The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793", acaba de ser editado pela Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong University Press e Universidade de Macau. A apresentação acontece hoje às 18h30 no Museu do Oriente. O livro foi publicado originalmente em português em 2009 pelo CHAM, da FCSH/UNL.
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 there. 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 through the establishment of factories at Canton and the beginnings of the opium trade to the Macartney Embassy of 1793. Longstanding allies in the west, 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 as "a community in search of a colony."
Rogério Miguel Puga is a senior researcher at the Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo-Portuguese Studies at the New University of Lisbon.

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