The French and the Pacific World,17th–19th Centuries: explorations, migrations and cultural exchanges

edited by Annick Foucrier (Université de Paris-Nord, France)
Ashgate Publishing Limited/Variorum: Aldershot, England and Burlington, Vermont, USA

Spine of the book

Volume 7 of series ‘The Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500–1900’
ISBN: 0 7546 0601 5     Publication Date: March 2005
Pages: xlvi, 342 pp. 32 b&w illustrations and 10 maps.
Hardback only — 25cm.
British Library  Ref: 944'.03
Library of Congress Ref: 303.48'24401823'0903—dc22
“In The French in the Pacific World Annick Foucrier
has brought together an important set of studies on the
French presence in the Pacific up to the start of the 20th
century. ”
“The volume opens with a section on the context of the French
expansion, including its rivalries with other European powers.
Following studies treat patterns of trade and exchange, and
settlement and migration, then look at the French image of
and reaction to the worlds round the Pacific and the people
of the islands, covering the period from the voyages of
exploration to the era of colonization.”


General Editors’ Preface   xi–xiii
Introduction Annick Foucrier xv–xlvi
Part 1 Overviews and European Rivalries:    
1. European expansion in the Island Pacific: A historiographical review Robert Aldrich 1–16
2. The French presence in the Pacific Ocean and California, 1700–1850 Annick Foucrier 17–30
3. Aspects of French policy in the Pacific, 1853–1906 Colin W. Newberry 31–42
Part 2 Exchanges and migrations:    
4. French whalers in New Zealand Christiane Mortelier 43–54
5. The Trans-Canadian French connection with the Pacific Northwest frontier: missionnaries, books, and media in Oregon, 1835–55 Lawrence J. McCrank 55–68
6. The voyage of Captain Lucas and the daguerreotype to Sydney R. Derek Wood 69–79
7. The French presence in Sydney and the establishment of the French Chamber of Commerce Ivan Barko 81–98
8. ‘... to divide their love’: Celebrating Frenchness and Americanization in San Francisco, 1850–1909 Annick Foucrier 99–115
Part 3 Colonial Societies:    
9. Colonisation or incarceration? The changing role of the French penal colony in fin-de-siècle New Caledonia Stephen A. Toth 117–132
10. The foundation of Voh 1892–95: French migrants on the West Coast of New Caledonia Isabelle Merle 133–143
11. ‘Noumea no good. Noumea no pay’: ‘New Hebridean’ indentured labour in New Caledonia, 1865–1925 Dorothy Shineberg 144–163
12. Engendering French colonial history: The case of Indochina Marie-Paule Ha 165–195
Part 4 Changing Representations: Asian Civilizations:    
13. Beijing-Versailles: Relations between Qing Dynasty China and France Jean-Paul Desroches 197–208
14. Consul de France in mid-nineteenth-century China Raphael Israeli 209–241
15. Critical response to Japan at the Paris 1878 Exposition Universelle Deborah Levitt-Pasturel 243–255
16. The tears of Madame Chrysanthème: love and history in France's Japan Matt K. Matsuda 257–277
Pacific Island Peoples:    
17. The Choosers or the Dispossessed? Aspects of the work of some French eighteenth-century Pacific explorers Jane Elliott 279–301
18. The scientific expedition of Léon de Cessac to California, 1877–79 Henry Reichlen & R. F. Heizer 303–317
19. Victor Segalen: Ethnography and ‘Exotisme’ in Les Immémoriaux Rosemary Arnoux 319–335
Index   337–342

Midley History of early Photography
   [Voyage of Captn. Lucas]

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