When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail Eric Jay Dolin

ISBN: 9780871404336

Published:

Hardcover

416 pages


Description

When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail  by  Eric Jay Dolin

When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail by Eric Jay Dolin
| Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 416 pages | ISBN: 9780871404336 | 10.44 Mb

Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash,MoreBrilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire.

It is a prescient fable for our time, one that surprisingly continues to shed light on our modern relationship with China. Indeed, the furious trade in furs, opium, and b che-de-mer a rare sea cucumber delicacy might have catalyzed America s emerging economy, but it also sparked an ecological and human rights catastrophe of such epic proportions that the reverberations can still be felt today. Peopled with fascinating characters from the Financier of the Revolution Robert Morris to the Chinese emperor Qianlong, who considered foreigners inferior beings this page-turning saga of pirates and politicians, coolies and concubines.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail":


orkneytourism.com

©2014-2015 | DMCA | Contact us