Some articles on customs house, customs houses:
... The Shanghai Customs House was first set up in the late 17th century, when the Kangxi Emperor lifted the ban against sea trade after conquering Taiwan ... along the east coast of China, the Qing government set up four customs houses in the four coastal provinces of Jiangnan (now split into Jiangsu and Anhui), Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guangdong ... The name "Jiangnan Customs House" was abbreviated to "Jiang Customs House", or "Jiang Haiguan" in Chinese ...
Famous quotes containing the words house, grand and/or customs:
“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
—Bible: New Testament, 2 Corinthians 5:1.
“Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.”
—Don Marquis (18781937)
“He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)