Includes bibliographical references (pages -235) and index
Americans, Macao and China / John E. Wills, Jr. and Paul A. Van Dyke -- Revolutions and Divergences: The Macao Vortex in a Transforming World / John E. Wills, Jr. -- A Clash of Civilizations in the Pearl River Delta: Stephen Girard’s Trade with China, 1787-1824 / Jonathan Goldstein -- American Ships, Macao, and the Bombay Marine, 1806-1817: Delicate Lines for a Junior Officer to Tread-the Role of Daniel Ross in the Charting of the China Seas / Stephen Davies -- Smuggling Networks of the Pearl River Delta before 1842: Implications for Macao and the American China Trade / Paul A. Van Dyke -- The April 1820 Debt Settlement between Conseequa and Benjamin Chew Wilcocks / Frederic D. Grant, Jr. -- The Importance of the China Trade in American Exploration and Conquest in the Pacific, 1830-1850 / Michael Block -- Henrietta Hall Shuck: Engendering Faith, Education, and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Macao / Isabel Morais -- Five American Women’s Perceptions of China 1829-1941: "A Yard-stick of Our Own Construction" / Susan E. Schopp -- Duties and Limitations: The Role of United States Consuls in Macao, 1849-1869 / Vincent Wai-kit Ho.
"The theme of this volume is the American relationship with Macao and its region through trade, politics, and culture, and the focus is mainly on the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The essays address topics such as the role of the China trade in US pacific expansion and exploration, US consuls, smuggling networks, American women’s perceptions of China, and missionary and educational work. In all of the encounters, Macao emerges as a central player, adding a new dimension to our understanding of Sino-American relations."--Publisher’s website..