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Publication . Article . 2021

The economic “micro-cosmos” of Canton as a global entrepôt: Overseas trade, consumption and the Canton System from the Kangxi to Qianlong eras (1683–1795)

Manuel Perez-Garcia; Lei Jin;
Open Access
English
Published: 19 Aug 2021 Journal: Atlantic Studies (issn: 1478-8810, eissn: 1740-4649, Copyright policy )
Country: Spain
Abstract

Due to China's ongoing economic rise, recent studies in global (economic) history have moved away from the traditional Eurocentric view to a Sinocentric one. There is extensive literature focused on the introduction of Chinese goods to Europe, as well as on China's economic development within the framework of the great divergence debate. However, less research has centred on the introduction of European goods to Chinese markets, specifically the markets in Guangdong or other coastal regions (such as Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangsu), before the First Opium War. This paper aims to side-step the Sinocentric approach, eschewing the current wave of national history in China, by analysing the international trade in Qing China from the Kangxi era until the Qianlong period. It provides new empirical evidence from the First Historical Archives of China (FHAC) by examining the impact on global trade of China's imperial edicts and interventionist policies.

GECEM Project (ERC-Starting Grant), ref. 679371, under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, www.gecem.eu.

GECEM Project (ERC-Starting Grant), ref. 679371, Horizon 2020, project hosted at UPO

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: China Political science Consumption (sociology) Cosmos (plant) biology.organism_classification biology Economy Commodity exchange World history

Subjects

Literature and Literary Theory, History, Cultural Studies, Global History, Economic history, Canton System, Commodity exchange, China, Europe, Qing dynasty, Proyecto GECEM, Global History, Economic history, Canton System, Commodity exchange, China, Europe, Qing dynasty, Proyecto GECEM

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  • Project Code: 679371
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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Global Encounters between China and Europe: Trade Networks, Consumption and Cultural Exchanges in Macau and Marseille (1680-1840)
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 679371
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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