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The Resource 1636 : the China venture, Eric Flint and Iver P. Cooper

1636 : the China venture, Eric Flint and Iver P. Cooper

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1636 : the China venture
Title
1636
Title remainder
the China venture
Statement of responsibility
Eric Flint and Iver P. Cooper
Title variation
  • Sixteen hundred thirty-six
  • Sixteen thirty-six
  • China venture
  • One thousand six hundred thirty-six
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The newly formed United States of Europe, created by an alliance between the time-displaced Americans from the town of Grantville and the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus, decides to send an embassy to the Chinese empire. One of the main purposes of the embassy is to establish trade in order to gain access to critical resources. The mission is a gamble--some might say, a long shot. The Ming dynasty is on the verge of collapse and China's rulers are suspicious of foreigners. The mission experiences one setback after another, but presses on. And they gain an important ally along the way: Zheng Zhilong, a former pirate now an admiral for the Ming navy and the head of an extremely wealthy Fujian province trading family. He knows through his Jesuit missionary connections that according to Grantville's history books, the Ming dynasty is in danger, from famines, bandit armies and barbarian invaders. And he is determined that, one way or another, he and his family will survive and even prosper. The embassy is joined as well by a young scholar, who helps them make inroads into China's complex and often dangerous society. Can the up-timers and their friends persuade the imperial dynasty and its mandarins to establish trade and diplomatic relations with the USE? They have one great asset: their knowledge may be the key to saving China from decades of mass suffering and civil war."--
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Flint, Eric
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.L548
LC item number
A6186666 2019
Literary form
fiction
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Cooper, Iver P
Series statement
Ring of fire series
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  • Time travel
  • China
Label
1636 : the China venture, Eric Flint and Iver P. Cooper
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1113866139
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781481484237
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019017544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
1636 : the China venture, Eric Flint and Iver P. Cooper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1113866139
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781481484237
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019017544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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