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Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Sinn, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10: 988813972X / ISBN 13: 9789888139729
Published by Hong Kong University Press
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Num Pages: 472 pages, 23 b&w. BIC Classification: 1FPCH; 3JH; HBJF; HBLL; JFFN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 155 x 230 x 27. Weight in Grams: 696. . 2015. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9789888139729

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Title: Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese ...

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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During the nineteenth century, tens of thousands of Chinese men and women crossed the Pacific to work, trade, and settle in California. Making use of extensive research in archives around the world, Pacific Crossing charts the rise of Chinese Gold Mountain firms engaged in all kinds of transpacific trade, especially the lucrative export of prepared opium and other luxury goods. Challenging the traditional view that the migration was primarily a "coolie trade," Elizabeth Sinn uncovers leadership and agency among the many Chinese who made the crossing. In presenting Hong Kong as an "in-between place" of repeated journeys and continuous movement, Sinn also offers a fresh view of the British colony and a new paradigm for migration studies.

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Elizabeth Sinn is the author of Power and Charity: A Chinese Merchant Elite in Colonial Hong Kong.

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