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When America First Met China

An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail


Συγγραφέας: Dolin Eric Jay
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780871404336
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 416
Διαστάσεις: 24x4x17
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "When America First Met China"

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, 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 beche-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 becomes a must-read for any fan of Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower or Mark Kurlansky's Cod.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Dolin Eric Jay
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780871404336
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 10/09/2012
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 416
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 802 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x4x17 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 16 pages of color and 83 black-and-white illustrations

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