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Private Diary of Robert Dollar on His Recent Visits to China (Paperback) Loot Price: R316
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Private Diary of Robert Dollar on His Recent Visits to China (Paperback): Robert Dollar

Private Diary of Robert Dollar on His Recent Visits to China (Paperback)

Robert Dollar

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A DESCRIPTION OF THE TRIP TO CHINA WITH THE COMMERCIAL COMMISSIONERS OF THE ASSOCIATED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE PACIFIC COAST OUR party consists of twenty-three men, seventeen ladies and two secretaries. From San Francisco to Honolulu we had very fine weather and a smooth sea, getting warmer as we approached the latter port. The party is composed of men considerably above the average and it looks as if we will have a very pleasant and successful trip. Of this prediction, time will tell. Committees have been appointed and the following subjects have been assigned, one to each member of the Commission, on which he is expected to fully inform himself so that he may intelligently place each subject before the Chinese: i. Chinese immigration. 2. Banks and loan associations. 3. Monetary exchanges. 4. Revenue and taxation. 5. Opening of Panama Canal; its effects on commerce. 6. Establishment of permanent exhibits. 7. Merchant marine, United States and China. 8. Coke, coal, lumber. 9. Fruits. 10. American and Chinese raw cotton and silk. n. Railroads. 2. Canals, rivers and harborc 13. Electricity. 14. Foreign loans. 15. Opium. 16. Constitutional government. 17. Extra territoriality. 18. Education. 19. Social position of women. 20. The evolution of China. 21. Sages of China. 22. Consular service. 23. Possibilities of United States of America increasing commerce and the cause of the decline of our trade and the remedy. Honolulu--Got ashore at 9 a. m.; autos took us to view Pearl Harbor, then through the city and to the Pali. Visited the Museum; Aquarium, Waikiki beach and back to Young's Hotel for lunch. Governor Frear, ex-Governor Dole, Mr. John Waterhouse, Mr. Wood, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and several others received and entertained us in such a splendi...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Robert Dollar
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 152
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-16498-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-16498-4
Barcode: 9781151164988

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