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2018
10-29

China, America and the Pacific 数据库

China, America and the Pacific

Trade and Cultural Exchange

源自美国和加拿大的图书馆,包含麻州历史学会(Massachusetts Historical Society)和皮博迪埃塞克斯博物馆(Peabody Essex Museum)等

提供18~20世纪初期,中国和北美在贸易、文化交流的第一手信息,提供纽约、费城、波士顿、塞勒姆、普罗维登斯、巴尔的摩等早期商业港口城市之发展,以及东西岸航运路线的详细地图。同时,亦涵盖中国与所有东亚和太平洋国家的经济往来,包含夏威夷、菲律宾、印度、苏门答腊、毛里求斯和巴达维亚等。

【重要主题】

・旧中国贸易

・美国东岸城市的商业发展

・东西岸航运路线

・夏威夷成为美国主要贸易港的发展

・中美文化交流

・19世纪中国移民

・物品历史-中国贸易商品

・美国和远东间的外交与政治

【内容特性】

・航海日志(关于商品和贸易信息的珍贵纪录)

・手稿内容,包含商人、航运王朝、造船厂、船长和货物管理员的家族和商业纪录

・稀有报纸与书籍

・图像内容(包含绘画、插图和照片)

・历史地图

・物件

・宣传品等,包含船期通知卡

【主要特色】

・专家撰写的专文

・丰富的影像集,包含绘画和地图

・精选外部连结

・交互式年表

・在线艺廊

・详尽的词汇表

・历史资料地图

Explore the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between America, China and the Pacific region between the early 18th and 20th centuries.

Sourced from world-class collections at American and Canadian libraries including the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, China, America and the Pacific offers unique insights into the history of North American trade and cultural interactions with China. Coverage also includes Pacific trading centres, such as Hawai‘i.

This collection is a long awaited resource, which will be of great benefit to anyone concerned with America’s interactions with Asia. It offers researchers some of the best detailed sources available, covering topics from trade and politics to religion and culture.
Paul A. Van Dyke, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Key Data

Period Covered

  • 18th and early 20th Century

Highlights

  • Correspondence, logbooks, diaries and shipping papers, revealing the immense impact of the Old China Trade on America’s economic and cultural development
  • The logbooks for the first American ships to visit China
  • A rare letter book of Houqua, a Canton trader
  • Trade letters from King Tamoree and Queen Charlotte Tapoolee of Kaua‘i (Hawai‘i)
  • Photographs, logbooks and correspondence documenting the development of the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest and the Pacific whaling industry
  • Coverage of China’s economic dealings with the whole of East Asia and the Pacific
  • Early fur traders in Canada and the Pacific Northwest

Source Archives

  • American Philosophical Society (APS)
  • Boston Athenaeum
  • Bridgeman Art Library
  • California Historical Society
  • Hagley Museum and Library
  • Hawaiian Historical Society
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Nantucket Historical Association
  • Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Material Types

  • Ships’ Logs (valuable records of commodities and trading information)
  • Manuscript sources, including family and business papers of merchants, shipping dynasties, shipbuilders, shipmasters and supercargoes
  • Rare newspapers
  • Rare printed books
  • Visual material (including paintings, illustrations and photographs)
  • Historic maps
  • Objects
  • Ephemera, including Clipper ship cards

Editorial Board

  • Michael Block, University of Southern California
  • James Fichter, Lingnan University
  • John Haddad, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Paul A. Van Dyke, Sun Yat-sen University

Subjects

  • Old China Trade
  • Early Commercial Development of US Cities (New York, Boston, etc)
  • Maritime Routes: East and West Coast
  • Development of Hawaii as Trading Post
  • Chinese-American Cultural Exchange
  • Fur Trade in the Pacific Northwest
  • Diplomacy and Politics of American and the ‘Far East’

Key Features

  • Museum Objects
  • Interactive Map
  • Interactive Chronology
  • Extensive Image Gallery
  • Online Exhibitions
  • Carefully selected external links
  • Contextual essays
  • Detailed Glossary

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