Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America

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With the ever-expanding presence of China in the global economy, Americans more and more look east for goods and trade. But as Caroline Frank reveals, this is not a new development. China loomed as large in the minds and account books of eighteenth-century Americans as it does today. Long before they had achieved independence from Britain and were able to sail to Asia themselves, American mariners, merchants, and consumers were aware of the East Indies and preparing for voyages there. Focusing on the trade and consumption ...

Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226260280

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Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226260273

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