Author Results for S. C. M. Paine

Book Review – ‘The Remarkable Hybrid Maritime World of Hong Kong and the West River Region in the Late Qing Period’ by S. C. M. Paine

By S. C. M. Paine

From the mid-nineteenth century on, the Chinese junk trade could not compete with foreign steamers on the Yangzi River or along the Chinese coast, yet it survived through the 1930s in the West River Delta, home to the two key treaty ports of Canton and Hong Kong. This book explains why. The six chapters show […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Strategy & Diplomacy