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Anglo-Chinese Diplomacy 1906-1920: In the Careers of Sir John Jordan and Yuan Shih-kai

Kit-ching Chan Lau

Publication Year: 1978

This book attempts to explain this aspect of Yüan Shih-k'ai's political power by analysing the relationship between him and Sir John Newell Jordan, British minister at Peking from 1906 to 1920.

Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU

Table of Contents

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pp. v-

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PREFACE

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pp. vii-viii

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ABBREVIATIONS

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pp. 10ix-

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Ch. I. BRITISH POLICY TOWARDS CHINA AND JORDAN'S CAREER BEFORE 1906

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pp. 1-9

FROM the Opium War until the early twentieth century Britain's policy in China aimed at maximum economic benefit with minimum political involvement. However, on many occasions either her economic activities were endangered, or Britain was...

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Ch. II. JORDAN, YUAN AND CHINESE POLITICS, 1906-1911

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pp. 10-29

WHEN Jordan returned to Peking in 1906 he found that society had changed ‘wonderfully'. Many of the social changes signified that 'a new China' was emerging. Chinese ladies were seen on the street riding or driving in carriages; and princes and other high dignitaries increasingly abandoned their traditional sec1usion...

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Ch. III. THE 1911 REVOLUTION

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pp. 30-54

To Jordan the outbreak of the 19II Revolution had at least one good outcome: the recall of Y

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Ch. IV. YUAN'S PRESIDENCY, 1912-1915

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pp. 55-75

A PROMINENT feature of Y

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Ch. V. THE MONARCHICAL MOVEMENT

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pp. 76-100

THE monarchical movement of Yüan Shih-k'ai, which started in August 1915, was the climax of his ambition. Undoubtedly it was the most far-reaching political event in China between the I9I3 ‘Second Revolution' and Yüan's death in June I9I6....

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POSTSCRIPT

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pp. 101-107

YÜAN Shih-k'ai's sudden death shattered Jordan's long-cherished dream for China; but for Japan, its dream was beginning to come true.1 He could not forgive Japan for this, and from then on he ‘saw behind every bush a Japanese' .2 He now lost the sense of balance which had for so long enabled him to divorce personal...

NOTES

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pp. 108-143

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 144-156

GLOSSARY OF NAMES

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pp. 157-160

INDEX

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pp. 161-168


E-ISBN-13: 9789882200067
Print-ISBN-13: 9789622090101

Page Count: 178
Publication Year: 1978

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