American Entrepreneurs and the Foreignization of the Canton Factories 1784-1822

November 19, 2013

Paul Van Dyke, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou

December 5, 2013, 5:30 PM
John Carter Brown Library

From the moment they arrived, opportunities for American investors in Canton went far beyond trade. They constructed factories, operated inns, and ran taverns. Such inter-connective enterprises gave Canton a foreign look while increasing the craze for things Chinese within America and boosting international commerce.

The program is sponsored by the Pembroke Center seed grant program.