BBC Travel - The hidden side of the Silk Road
Behind the preserved mosques and madrassas of the Silk Road lies another Uzbekistan – one that’s brash, messy and filled with gleeful anarchy.
BBC Travel - The Silk Road that no one sees
The pools beneath the pristine madrassa in Bukhara’s blue-tiled Lyab-i Hauz square were still. Men in long tunics hawked tea from silver pots in the cafes across the way. And narrow streets rolled int...
Bovet Fleurier
Three times in one For BOVET owner Pascal Raffy and the artisans at BOVET, a timepiece has always been more than just a watch. Not simply for telling the tim...
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Silk Road
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by li...
Silk Road - Wikipedia
BBC Travel - The hidden side of the Silk Road
Behind the preserved mosques and madrassas of the Silk Road lies another Uzbekistan – one that’s brash, messy and filled with gleeful anarchy.
Houqua (clipper)
The Houqua was an early clipper ship with an innovative hull design, built for A.A. Low & Brother in 1844. She sailed in the China trade.
The Houqua was named "in honor of the beloved Canton H...
Houqua (clipper) - Wikipedia
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Chinese: 香港中華煤氣有限公司), commonly known as Towngas, is the sole provider of towngas (from naphtha) in Hong Kong. Founded in 1862, it is one of the oldest...
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company - Wikipedia
Chinese exploration
Chinese exploration includes exploratory Chinese travels abroad, on land and by sea, from the 2nd century BC until the 15th century.
The Han envoy Zhang Qian traveled beyond the Tarim Basin in the...
Chinese exploration - Wikipedia
Abiel Abbot Low
Abiel Abbot Low (February 7, 1811 – January 7, 1893) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, trader and philanthropist who gained most of his fortune from the China trade, importing teas, porcelain...
Bovet Fleurier
Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Édouard Bovet. It is most noted for its pocket watches manufactured for the Chinese market in the 19th...
Bovet Fleurier - Wikipedia
The Cohong, sometimes spelled kehang or gonghang, was a guild of Chinese merchants or hongs who operated the import-export monopoly in Canton (now Guangzhou) during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Durin...
Marjorie Yang
Marjorie Yang Mun-tak (Traditional Chinese: 楊敏德), GBS (2013), is Chairman of Esquel Group, a leading Hong Kong-based textile and apparel manufacturer with operations throughout the world, producing ov...
William Jardine (merchant)
William Jardine (24 February 1784 – 27 February 1843) was a Scottish physician and merchant who co-founded the Hong Kong based conglomerate Jardine, Matheson and Company. Following his return to Engla...
William Jardine (merchant) - Wikipedia
Gideon Nye
Gideon Nye (1812 – January 25, 1888) was an American diplomat, art collector, writer and merchant in the East Indian and China trade, known both for his art collection and for his ...
Sea Witch (1848 barque)
The barque Sea Witch was an 1848 British Opium clipper and tea clipper. She sailed in the First Tea Race in 1850.
Sea Witch sailed from Gravesend to Shanghai in 95 days.
Chinaman (ship)
A Chinaman was a ship engaged in the Old China Trade, in the 18th and 19th centuries, by analogy with East Indiaman.
Dodwell & Co.
Dodwell is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Eurasian Land Bridge
The Eurasian Land Bridge, sometimes called the New Silk Road, is the rail transport route for moving freight and passengers overland from Pacific seaports in the Russian Far East and China to seaports...
Eurasian Land Bridge - Wikipedia
Augustine Heard and Company
Augustine Heard & Co. (Chinese: 瓊記洋行; pinyin: Qióngjì Yángháng) was a major nineteenth-century American trading firm in Qing dynasty China whose operations consisted in importing and expor...
Augustine Heard and Company - Wikipedia
Paul Jones (1843 ship)
The Paul Jones was a Medford-built ship, launched in 1843, that brought the first cargo of ice to China.
Paul Jones sailed from Boston on Jan. 15, 1843, on her maiden voyage, arriving in Hong Kong...
Paul Jones (1843 ship) - Wikipedia
Thomas Beale
Thomas Beale (c. 1775–1841), was a Scottish naturalist, opium speculator and general merchant operating in the Far East during the 19th century.
Thomas was the younger brother of Daniel Beal...
Thomas Beale - Wikipedia
Japan-Korea Undersea Tunnel
The Japan–Korea Undersea Tunnel (also Korea–Japan Undersea Tunnel or JPN–KOR Tunnel) is a proposed tunnel project to connect Japan with the Republic of Korea (South Korea) via an undersea tunnel cros...
Japan-Korea Undersea Tunnel - Wikipedia
Howqua (Chinese: 伍秉鑒; pinyin: Wǔ Bǐngjiàn; Jyutping: Ng5 Bing2 Gaam3; 1769 – 4 September 1843) was the most important of the Hong merchants in the Thirteen Factories, head o...
Howqua - Wikipedia
Old China Trade
The Old China Trade refers to the early commerce between the Qing Empire and the United States under the Canton System, spanning from shortly after the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 to...
Old China Trade - Wikipedia
Times Square (Hong Kong)
Times Square (Chinese: 時代廣場) is a major shopping centre and office tower complex in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The complex, owned by Wharf Properties Limited, part of The Wharf (Ho...
Times Square (Hong Kong) - Wikipedia
Swire Hotels
Swire Hotels is a division of Swire Properties Limited, a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited, a blue chip company quoted on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Swire Hotels was formed in 2008 to create and...
Raymond Chien
Raymond Ch'ien Kuo-fung GBS CBE JP (Chinese: 錢果豐, born 26 January 1952, Tokyo, Japan) aka Raymond Ch'ien is a Hong Kong businessman and former politician.
He is director of The Wharf Ltd. and ...