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Indicative Reading List

  • Barnett, Suzanne Wilson and John King Fairbank ed. Christianity in China: Early Protestant Missionary Writings. Cambridge Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985.
  • Bowen, H. V. The Business of Empire: the East India Company and Imperial Britain, 1756-1833. 2006.
  • Cheong, Weng Eang. Mandarins and Merchants: Jardine Matheson & Co., a China Agency of the Early Nineteenth Century. London: Curzon Press, 1979.
  • Cheong, Weng Eang. The Hong Merchants of Canton: Chinese Merchants in Sino-Western Trade. London: Curzon, 1997.
  • Chen, Anthony Kuo-Tung. The Insolvency of the Chinese Hong Merchants, 1760-1843. Taipei: The Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, 1990.
  • Downs, Jacques M., The Golden Ghetto: The American Commercial Community at Canton and the Shaping of American China Policy, 1784-1844. Lehigh University Press, 1997.
  • Greenberg, Michael. British Trade and the Opening of China, 1800-42. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.
  • Le Pichon, Alain ed. China Trade and Empire: Jardine, Matheson & Co. and the Origins of British Rule in Hong Kong, 1827-1843. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Mui, Hoh-cheung. The Management of Monopoly: a Study of the English East India Company‚Äôs Conduct of its Tea Trade, 1784-1833. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1984.
  • Morse, Hosea Ballou. The Gilds of China, with an Account of the Gild Merchant or Co-Hong of Canton. London; New York: Longmans, Green, 1909.
  • Pritchard, Earl Hampton, Anglo-Chinese relations during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Urbana, Ill. : Univ. of Illinois, 1929.
  • Pritchard, Earl Hampton, The crucial years of early Anglo-Chinese relations, 1750-1800, New York, Octagon Books, 1970.
  • Van Dyke, Paul Arthur, The Canton Trade: Life and Enterprise on the China Coast 1700-1845, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2005.
  • Van Dyke, Paul A. Merchants of Canton and Macao: Politics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade. Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
  • Wills, John E. ed., Past and Present in China's Foreign Policy: From "Tribute System" to "Peaceful Rise" (MerwinAsia, 2011).
  • Wang, Gungwu, Anglo-Chinese Encounters since 1800: War, Trade, Science and Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2003).