The Hong Merchants of Canton

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Author  Weng Eang Cheong
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   June 25, 1997
ISBN  0700703616
Pages  350

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This study eschews the uncritical acceptance of secondary sources that has characterized studies in this field, going back to and reinterpreting previously neglected primary sources, thereby enabling it to chart linkages between the European and Asian trades that have been regarded as parallel but unrelated (or at best competing) activities. In so doing, the work sheds new light on this crucial period.

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