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The Dragon & The Eagle An Online Game on History & Trade in the Qing Era

What is The Dragon & The Eagle?

In an era of trade friction in the 21st century, let’s go back to the very beginning of the China-US relationship and engage young people on both sides of the Pacific in playing roles of merchants and mandarins in buying and selling goods. In the Canton Trade Game, you can captain a trading ship and make decisions on the high seas and in the ports of Macau, Whampoa and Canton that will determine the success, or failure, of your mission to trade for tea, silks and porcelain in China.

How to access the dragon & the eagle

Two Step Process:

1. Simply register to gain access to the link:

https://forms.gle/JDVFG12zEswuJaMe8

2. In order to play the game, you will need a Roblox account, which is free-of-charge. To create an account, go to https://www.roblox.com/ and sign up. For existing Roblox users - sign in to play the game! (Existing Roblox users will still need to register through the google form to gain access to the link)

Once you've received the link go ahead and click on the big green play button!

What is Roblox?

What is Roblox? It is a global platform where millions of people gather together every day to imagine, create, and share experiences with each other. Roblox has two different platforms: Roblox & Roblox Studio.

Roblox Studio is a free, all-in-one building tool that comes with every installation of Roblox on computers. It allows players to create anything they imagine, from simple drag-and-drop building experiences to complex multiplayer games, and then upload it to the Roblox platform. As there are over 90-million of active users, Roblox is a very popular platform used among kids.

Simply head to the page and hit the big green Play button to join in the fun!

Why is this game important?

One of the aims of the game is to educate students about this historical trading system that normally gets brushed aside at schools, with school curriculum focusing more on the Opium war and what happened after the trading system collapsed. Here's how the game can help your children:

  • Improve their English skills through playing the game
  • Explore and learn about the Sino-Foreign trade system of the late 18th century by doing
  • Deepen their understanding about their class content by having a simulated experience
  • Awaken an early interest in designing, programming and coding, due to the fact that the students become co-developers with the design team, suggesting new, imaginative and fun features for the game
  • Connect with the students in Hong Kong and America through the game.

HOW TO PLAY:

In the game, you play the role of an American trader making their maiden trip from the U.S. to Canton! Along the way, you’ll face pirates and bad weather to add uncertainty to your journey.

1. TALK WITH MERCHANTS & CHARACTERS TO GET MORE SILVER!

Everyone starts in New York, You have to trade in New York before you set sail to Canton to trade. Simply click the Left-click the question mark above their heads (where the speech bubble is located)

Each player will have to converse with the characters. Continue the conversations with the multiple choice answers when they pop up in the bottom left of the screen.

Try to trade wisely, and not get scammed! Remember to TRY and negotiate. Players must have enough silver so that they can return home and retire to a farm.

2. PURCHASE A SHIP TO START YOUR JOURNEY INTO CANTON

Be careful, you may encounter many surprises along the way! Once you've gotten a ship, you are bound to set sail into Canton!

3. GRAB A MACANESE PILOT IN MACAO BY ANSWERING QUIZ QUESTIONS

On your way to Canton, you must stop in Macao in order to get a Macanese pilot for your ship

To get a Macanese pilot, answer 5 quiz questions about the Canton Trade correctly

After getting a Macanese Pilot, proceed towards Canton again. You’ll need to make one last stop, at Whampoa.

4. TIME TO EXCHANGE SHIPS

Foreign ships aren't allowed to enter Canton! Players will have to stop in Whampoa to drop their ship off. Don't worry - you can get it back later!

5. PROCEED TO CANTON

Set sail through the beautiful canals into Canton

Explore the world as much as you can!

6. TRADE GOODS IN CANTON

In Canton, sell the American goods you brought with you and buy Chinese goods to sell back in New York (remember to negotiate again!)

Before leaving Canton, make sure to pay your taxes to the Hoppo! (All American goods are taxed at 10% of the sale price)

Important: You will not be allowed to leave Canton without paying your taxes

After paying your taxes, you can sail back to New York with your profits and upgrade to a better ship for future trips to Canton!

ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY INTO CANTON!

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