Heaven is High, the Emperor Far Away: Merchants and Mandarins in Old Canton

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Art - 210 pages
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Through a richly illustrated text, this book recounts the vivid history of Canton, which in its heyday was the center of the China Trade and was for centuries the wonder of the Far East,

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A very thorough study of Guangzhou's modern history, illustrated splendidly, and written with obvious scholarly passion for the topic. Mrs. Garrett has made us a great gift in offering a book-length study of Canton, which is still much overlooked by historians of Modern China.


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Valery M. Garrett is an independent writer, scholar and collector.

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