The organization of Chinese emigration, 1848-1888, with special reference to Chinese emigration to Australia
The signing of the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 permitted European business men to enter China, and afforded Chinese emigrants an opportunity of going across the oceans as well, though the imperial law of China officially prohibited Chinese from emigrating. The scale and volume of Chinese emigration between 1848 and 1888 were unprecedented in Chinese history. It is estimated that more than two million Chinese moved to the Malay Peninsula, Indo-China, Hawaii, the West Indies, Sumatra,...[Show more]
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