America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation

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In 1784, when Americans first voyaged to China, they confronted Chinese authorities who were unaware that the United States even existed. Nevertheless, a long, complicated, and fruitful trade relationship was born after American traders, missionaries, diplomats, and others sailed to China with lofty ambitions: to acquire fabulous wealth, convert China to Christianity, and even command a Chinese army. In "America's First Adventure in China," John Haddad provides a colorful history of the evolving cultural exchange and ...

America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation 2014, Temple University Press

ISBN-13: 9781439906903

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America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation 2013, Temple University Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781439906897

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