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Xiamen Shi (China)

Subject Source: Local sources

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21. Amoy with part of the island of Ku-Lang-Su taken from the outer anchorage of Cornwallis’ Rock. June 3rd, 1852., 1852 June 3

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 1; Series 3
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series I
Scope and Contents: As Porcher notes in his diary, Amoy (today called Xiamen) was the most important harbor in the province of Fujian and was dominated by foreign trade at the turn of the 18th century. The island of Kulang Su (Gulangyu), on the western side of Xiamen’s harbor, was once occupied by British troops after the capture of the city in 1841 until it was restored to Chinese in 1845 (Nield 99). Its five British batteries are still visible in Porcher’s view. In his diary, he expounds the strategic advantages...
Dates: 1852 June 3