Treaty ports in modern China : law, land and power /

"This book presents a wide range of new research on the Chinese treaty ports the key strategic places on Chinas coast where in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries various foreign powers controlled, through "unequal treaties", whole cities or parts of cities, outside the jurisd...

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Imprint:Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Description:ix, 265 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia
Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia.
Subject:Legal polycentricity -- China -- History.
Unequal treaties.
Harbors -- China -- History.
Diplomatic relations.
Harbors.
Legal polycentricity.
Politics and government.
Unequal treaties.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1644-1912 -- Treaties.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1912-1949 -- Treaties.
China -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
China -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
China.
History.
Treaties.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10819298
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Other authors / contributors:Bickers, Robert A., editor.
Jackson, Isabella, editor.
ISBN:9780415658751
0415658756
9781315636856
1315636859
1315636859
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This book presents a wide range of new research on the Chinese treaty ports the key strategic places on Chinas coast where in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries various foreign powers controlled, through "unequal treaties", whole cities or parts of cities, outside the jurisdiction of the Chinese authorities. Topics covered include land and how it was acquired, the flow of people, good and information, specific individuals and families who typify life in the treaty ports, and technical advances, exploration, and innovation in government"
"This book presents a wide range of new research on the Chinese treaty ports the key strategic places on Chinas coast where in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries various foreign powers controlled, through 'unequal treaties', whole cities or parts of cities, outside the jurisdiction of the Chinese authorities. Topics covered include land and how it was acquired, the flow of people, good and information, specific individuals and families who typify life in the treaty ports, and technical advances, exploration, and innovation in government"