Following are some items that were mentioned during the 1 November 2012 Fieldstone Common interview with Eric Jay Dolin, author of When America First Met China.
You can watch a brief (less than 3 minute) video of When America First Met China to learn more about the book.
The interview also touched on the history of tea and the environmental factors associated with the trade of seal and sea otter furs as well as sandalwood.
Harriet Low was the name of the young woman who snuck into Canton, China, defying a ban on women.
Cleopatra’s Barge was the Boston-built ship sold to the King of Hawaii.
The Liveright imprint of WW Norton & Company, the publisher of When America First Met China, donated two copies of the book that were given as a door prizes during the live show. One copy went to a listener in Boston and the other to one in Pennsylvania. A big thank you to the Liveright for their generosity!