Thursday, November 27, 2008

117. China Trade and the Connecticut Valley

Dr. Wang's essay, Ginseng, the herb that Helped the United State Entered International Commerce, examines the role which the herb played in the Americans effort to open the China Trade. Through reading this essay, New England and the China Trade you will find the historical fact that the residents of the Connecticut River valley became rich by digging Ginseng and providing them to the China Trade.
American Ginseng exports to China in February 2003 totaled 39 tons -- not much more than the Empress of China carried 218 years ago, but considerably more than the zero total for February 2000. More information through this link.

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