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Outline Syllabus


Week 2: Introduction

Week 3: The Portuguese arrived

Week 4: Christian missionaries in China

Week 5: The Canton trade

Week 6: Reading Week (no seminar)

Week 7: Macartney Embassy, historiography

Week 8: Macartney Embassy, archives

Week 9: Opium War, historiography

Week 10: Opium War, archives


Week 1: Blue and white porcelain

Week 2: The tea trade

Week 3: Space and soundscapes of Canton

Week 4: Everyday life in Canton

Week 5: Sailors at Whampoa

Week 6: Reading Week (No Seminar)

Week 7: Ordinary workers of Canton

Week 8: Labourers and Legal Interactions

Week 9: Servants of the Canton Trade

Week 10: Pirates and the Canton trade