In this episode, we will add more to Chapter 1 of the U.S.-China book by exploring America’s overall presence in the Indo- and Asia-Pacific region circa 1784-1844.
Source: Hinckley, Frank E. American Consular Jurisdiction in the Orient. Washington, D.C.: W. H. Lowdermilk and Company, 1906.
In this third audio episode, we will discuss some additional material for Chapter 2, exploring China treaties, opium issues, and U.S. strategic thinking at the turn of the 20th century.
Source: Martin, W. A. P. A Cycle of Cathay or China, South and North with Personal Reminiscences. New York: 1896.
Using James Michener's 1959 epic novel, Hawaii, and the 1970 movie "The Hawaiians," this episode shifts to the topic of immigration especially Hakka women immigrants to Hawaii, supplementing Chapter 3 of my U.S.-China book.
Hakka, Punti (本地人), Nyuk Tsin CHAR/KEE, Guangdong, Cantonese, Hakkaology
Today's topic is Christianity, missionaries, and missionaries’ second profession beyond missions. A Cycle of Cathay; Or, China, South and North, a memoir by W. A. P. Martin in 1896, illuminates some key issues relevant to our time. The text of the 1858 treaty of Tianjin (Tientsin) can be seen here.