Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson

Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson

by Richard J. Grace

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ISBN-13: 9780773547261
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2016
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 698,832
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Illustrations xiii

Prelude: The Scotland of Their Birth 3

1 Origins 13

2 Sailing from London to Canton 30

3 The Sirens of Commerce 55

4 The Heirs of Cox and Beale 78

5 Doing Business at Creek Hong 106

6 Charting New Waters 131

7 The Partners Apart 161

8 Approaching the Showdown in China 190

9 Jardine's Farewell and Matheson's Great Headache 224

10 Jardine's and Matheson's Roles in the Opium War 259

11 Their Lives after China 288

12 Sir James Matheson, Laird of Lewis 308

Postiude: Gentlemanly Capitalists? 336

Notes 351

Bibliography 433

Index 445

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