domingo, 14 de janeiro de 2018

Americans and Macao

"Americans and Macao: Trade, Smuggling, and Diplomacy on the South China Coast"
É o título do livro da autoria de Paul A. Van Dyke, autor de outros livros como
este, editado pela Hong Kong University Press em 2012.
The theme of this volume is the American relationship with Macao and its region through trade, politics and culture, and the focus is mainly on the late 18th and 19th centuries. The essays address topics such as the role of the China trade in US pacific expansion and exploration, US consuls, smuggling networks, missionary and educational work, and American women's perceptions of China. In all of the encounters, Macao emerges as a central player, adding a new dimension to our understanding of Sino-American relations.
Sobre o livro, John Haddad escreveu no Journal of American History, Volume 100, Issue 2, 1 September 2013: "The rise of China has been accompanied by an increase in books that explore the historical relationship of China and the United States. Those that examine the early years of this relationship, from the sailing of the American merchant ship Empress of China (1784) to the Opium War (1839–1842), typically concentrate on Canton, where the buying and selling of goods took place. In contrast, Macao has received less attention, perhaps because historians view the Portuguese colony as a mere sidebar to Canton's emporium. With Americans and Macao,Paul A. Van Dyke and the volume's contributors aim to remedy this oversight. Each of the nine essays explores a different aspect of American engagement with China in Macao: American traders, opium smuggling, U.S. consuls and envoys, lending..."

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