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Mandarin Quiqua and Family 1724–1794

Paul A. Van Dyke

in Merchants of Canton and Macao

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9789888028917
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9789882208650 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028917.003.0011
Mandarin Quiqua  and Family 1724–1794

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From Amoy to Canton, Mandarin Quiqua's family had been part of the trade for seven decades. He was a mid-level merchant who began in the early 1720s and whose business endured until 1794. Other merchants such as Beaukeequa, Tan Suqua, Cai Hunqua, Semqua and Texia, built vast commercial networks that dwarfed Mandarin Quiqua's family business in extent of operations and volume traded. Yet, those houses were all dissolved years before Mandarin Quiqua's firm failed. His story adds another dimension to our understanding of the trade that was previously little understood.

Keywords: commerce; partnerships; bankruptcy; China

Chapter.  5489 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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