Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822 : Reading History in Art.

Hundreds of Chinese export paintings of Canton trading houses and shopping streets are in museums and private collections throughout the world, and scholars of art and history have often questioned the reliability of these historical paintings. In this illustrated volume, Paul Van Dyke and Maria Mok...

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Van, Paul A.
Other Authors / Creators:Kar-Wing Mok, Maria.
Format: eBook Electronic
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: HK : Hong Kong University Press, 2015.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Years of the Co-hong, 1760-1770
  • 2. The Opening of Trade and the Debt Crisis, 1771-1781
  • 3. Problems with Porcelain
  • 4. Ups and Downs of Trade
  • 5. Vantage Points, Perspectives and Artistic Presentation
  • 6. Rise of the Private Traders
  • 7. American Entrepreneurs and the Brief Return of the French, 1800-1814
  • 8. New British Factories, Return of the Danes, and the Great Fire, 1815-1822
  • 9. The Shopping Streets in the Foreign Quarter
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Foreign Movements between Canton and Macao, 1760-1769
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Plates.