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Includes bibliographical references and index.
First contact : the voyage of the empress of China -- System men : the rise of Perkins & Co. -- All for a cup of tea : finding goods for the Canton market -- Beachhead of God : the first wave of missionaries -- Rising on smoke : opium and identity in Canton -- Formal ties : the Caleb Cushing mission -- Centrifugal force : the spread of people, goods, capital, and ideas -- Heavenly war : Americans and the Taiping rebellion -- Cooperation : Burlingame and the reinvention of Sino-western relations.
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