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Anglo-American Steamship Rivalry in China, 1862-1874

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ISBN 9780674184886

Publication Date: 01/01/1962

218 pages

15 halftones, 2 maps, 41 tables


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  • Introduction: Steamships in Chinese Waters
  • I. The Founding of the American Company 1861–1862
    • The Commission House and the Steam Fleet
    • The Role of the Head of the House in America
    • Further Promotion Efforts at China’s Treaty Ports
    • The Commission House as “Managing Agents”
  • II. Growth Through Rivalry 1862–1867
    • Problems of the New Enterprise, 1862–1863
    • Toward Maximum Efficiency, 1864–1866
    • Toward “Monopoly,” 1867
  • III. Six Years of “American Monopoly” 1867–1872
    • Problems of the Rival Enterprises
    • “Unflinching Consolidation and Accumulation”
  • IV. The Challenge of Two British Companies 1872–1874
    • The Swire Enterprise: Capital from Britain
    • Jardine’s New Company: Contest in Comprador Efficiency
    • Conclusion: The End of an Era
  • Appendixes
    • I. British and American Shipping at China’s Treaty Ports, 1864–1878
    • II. Steamship Companies in the Service from Hongkong to the Treaty Ports, 1850–1874
    • III. Officers of the Shanghai S. N. Co., 1862–1874
    • IV. Commodities of an Annual Value of More Than 1000 Taels Carried by Foreign Vessels on the Shanghai-Hankow and Shanghai-Tientsin Routes, 1867
    • V. The Shanghai S. N. Co.’s Revised Schedule of Freight Rates, Sept. 17, 1868
    • VI. Number of Sailing Vessels and Steamers Entering from and Clearing for Treaty Ports at Hankow, Tientsin, and Ningpo, 1866–1872
    • VII. Total Numbers of Items of Trade of an Annual Value of 1,000 or More Taels Carried by Foreign-owned Vessels between Hankow and Other Treaty Ports (mainly Shanghai) and Tientsin and Other Treaty Ports, 1867–1874
    • VIII. Annual Value of China’s Foreign Trade (in taels), 1864–1874
  • Notes
  • Index

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