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China and Maritime Europe, 1500–1800
Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions


John E. Wills, Jr, Willard J. Peterson, John W. Witek, John L. Cranmer-Byng
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521179454

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  • China and Maritime Europe, 1500–1800 looks at early modern China in some of its most complicated and intriguing relations with a world of increasing global interconnection. New World silver, Chinese tea, Jesuit astronomers at the Chinese court, and merchants and marauders of all kinds play important roles here. Although pieces of these stories have been told before, these chapters provide the fullest and clearest available summaries, based on sources in Chinese and in European languages, making this information accessible to students and scholars interested in the growing connections among continents and civilizations in the early modern period.

    • A clear summary and analysis of relations between China and the rest of the world
    • Full and up-to-date use of sources in many languages
    • Stories, featuring characters from merchants to marauders, bring the history to life
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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521179454
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction John E. Wills, Jr
    1. Maritime Europe and the Ming John E. Wills, Jr
    2. Learning from heaven: the introduction of Christianity and other Western ideas into late Ming China Willard J. Peterson
    3. Catholic missions and the Chinese reaction to Christianity, 1644–1800 John W. Witek
    4. Trade and diplomacy under the Qing John L. Cranmer-Byng and John E. Wills, Jr.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Asia and the West
    • Europe & the World in the Age of Expansion
    • History of East Asia ll
    • Maritime Asia
    • West and the World 1
  • Author

    John E. Wills, Jr, University of Southern California
    John E. Wills, Jr, is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Southern California. He is the author of many books, articles and chapters on China.

    With contributions by

    John Cranmer-Byng, University of Toronto

    Willard J. Peterson, Jr

    John W. Witek, Georgetown University, Washington DC


    John E. Wills, Jr, Willard J. Peterson, John W. Witek, John L. Cranmer-Byng

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