Representing Macao in 1837

Rogério Miguel Puga

in Narratives of Free Trade

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083534
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209275 | DOI:
Representing Macao in 1837

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This chapter examines the journals of Caroline Hyde Butler as one among several sets of diaries and correspondence by American women that document social life at the international crossroads of Macau. Born in New York, Butler (1804–92) was a writer of novels and children's stories who travelled to Macao and South China in 1836. Her journals describe the many dimensions and spheres of Macao's everyday life and, along with the works of other Western women in China at this time, form a network of Old China Trade texts that demonstrates an interesting process of intertextuality and intertextual travel.

Keywords: China; United States; Macao; literature; texts; diaries; journals; women

Chapter.  5827 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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