Global Trade in the Nineteenth Century : The House of Houqua and the Canton System
by John D. Wong
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1107150663 | 260 Pages | True PDF | 5.14 MB
A comprehensive study of the prominent Chinese merchant Houqua, whose trading network and financial connections stretched from China to India, America and Britain. John Wong examines the dynamics of global exchange configured around nineteenth-century Canton, illustrating how the Chinese economy was integrated with global networks well before the Opium Wars.