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The Thistle and the Jade

£34.99

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The Thistle and the Jade : a celebration of 175 years of Jardine Matheson Edited by Maggie Keswick.
Published by Frances Lincoln Revised edition 2008.


Jardine, Matheson & Co. was founded in Canton in 1832, and built up to become an international trading house with business interests throughout the world. The Thistle & The Jade assembles contributions from both leading historians, such as Professor John King Fairbank and Professor K.C. Lui, and old Jardine hands, including Alan Reid and Sir John Keswick, to tell the story of how this happened. The result is a fascinating miscellany of scholarship and anecdote that tells an exciting tale of merchant adventure, of how wealth and influence were accumulated in the early days of trading, and of the special relationship forged by 'the Princely Hong' with China and her people.

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Author(s):
Keswick M ed
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
30x25x2cm
Edition:
Revised edition 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0711228302
ISBN-13:
9780711228306
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Title:
The Thistle and the Jade

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The Thistle and the Jade : a celebration of 175 years of Jardine Matheson Edited by Maggie Keswick.
Published by Frances Lincoln Revised edition 2008.


Jardine, Matheson & Co. was founded in Canton in 1832, and built up to become an international trading house with business interests throughout the world. The Thistle & The Jade assembles contributions from both leading historians, such as Professor John King Fairbank and Professor K.C. Lui, and old Jardine hands, including Alan Reid and Sir John Keswick, to tell the story of how this happened. The result is a fascinating miscellany of scholarship and anecdote that tells an exciting tale of merchant adventure, of how wealth and influence were accumulated in the early days of trading, and of the special relationship forged by 'the Princely Hong' with China and her people.

Author(s):
Keswick M ed
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
30x25x2cm
Edition:
Revised edition 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0711228302
ISBN-13:
9780711228306
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Title:
The Thistle and the Jade

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