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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the imperial powers—principally Britain, the United States, Russia, France, Germany and Japan—signed treaties with China to secure trading, residence and other rights in cities on the coast, along important rivers, and in remote places further inland. The largest of them—the great treaty ports of Shanghai and Tientsin—became modern cities of international importance, centres of cultural exchange and safe havens for Chinese who sought to subvert the Qing government. They are also lasting symbols of the uninvited and often violent incursions by foreign powers during China’s century of weakness. The extraterritorial privileges that underpinned the treaty ports were abolished in 1943—a time when much of the treaty port world was under Japanese occupation. China’s Foreign Places provides a historical account of the hundred or more major foreign settlements that appeared in China during the period 1840 to 1943. Most of the entries are about treaty ports, large and small, but the book also includes colonies, leased territories, resorts and illicit centres of trade. Information has been drawn from a wide range of sources and entries are arranged alphabetically with extensive illustrations and maps. China’s Foreign Places is both a unique work of reference, essential for scholars of this period and travellers to modern China. It is also a fascinating account of the people, institutions and businesses that inhabited China’s treaty port world. "Robert Nield’s encyclopaedic coverage of the sites of foreign power in pre-1949 China, and their surviving traces, ranges from Aigun to Yunnan-fu and calls at all ports in between. This is an informative and tellingly detailed guide to a world that is now mainly lost, but which nevertheless continues to haunt modern China." — Robert Bickers, University of Bristol; author of Getting Stuck in for Shanghai and The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832–1914 "A wonderful contribution to understanding the foreign presence in China and the economic push to reach every corner of the massive country. Not only has Robert Nield visited nearly all of his over 80 outposts but his extensive research in newspapers and archives offers an immensely valuable contribution to the subject. It will be enormously useful to researchers and intrepid travellers." — Frances Wood, author of The Blue Guide to China (with Neil Taylor) and No Dogs and Not Many Chinese: Treaty Port Life in China 1843–1943

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  1. Title page, Copyright, Epigraph
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Timeline
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  1. Treaty Ports and Other Foreign Stations
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  1. Principal Characters
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Aigun (Aihun) 璦琿
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  1. Amoy (Xiamen) 廈門
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  1. Antung (Dandong) 丹東
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  1. Baku (Magong) 馬公
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  1. Canton (Guangzhou) 廣州
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  1. Changsha (Changsha) 長沙
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  1. Chefoo (Yantai) 煙台
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  1. Chengtu (Chengdu) 成都
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  1. Chimmo Bay (Shenhu Wan) 深滬灣
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  1. Chinchew Bay (Quanzhou Wan) 泉州灣
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  1. Chinkiang (Zhenjiang) 鎮江
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  1. Chinwangtao (Qinhuangdao) 秦皇島
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  1. Chungking (Chongqing) 重慶
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  1. Chusan (Zhoushan) 舟山
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  1. Cumsingmoon (Jinxingmen) 金星門
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  1. Dalny/Dairen (Dalian) 大連
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  1. Foochow (Fuzhou) 福州
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  1. Haichow (Haizhou) 海州
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  1. Hangchow (Hangzhou) 杭州
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  1. Hankow (Hankou) 漢口
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  1. Harbin (Harbin) 哈爾濱
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  1. Hokow (Hekou) 河口
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  1. Hong Kong (Xianggang) 香港
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  1. Ichang (Yichang) 宜昌
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  1. Kashkar (Kashgar) 喀什
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  1. Kiukiang (Jiujiang) 九江
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  1. Kiungchow (Qiongzhou) 瓊州
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  1. Kongmoon (Jiangmen) 江門
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  1. Kowloon (Jiulong) 九龍
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  1. Kuling (Lushan) 廬山
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  1. Kwangchowwan (Zhanjiang) 湛江
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  1. Kweilin (Guilin) 桂林
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  1. Lappa (Hengqin Dao) 橫琴島
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  1. Lintin Island (Neilingding Dao) 內伶仃島
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  1. Lungchow (Longzhou) 龍州
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  1. Lungkow (Longkou) 龍口
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  1. Macao (Aomen) 澳門
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  1. Mengtse (Mengzi) 蒙自
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  1. Mokanshan (Moganshan) 莫干山
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  1. Nanking (Nanjing) 南京
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  1. Nanning (Nanning) 南寧
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  1. Newchwang (Yingkou) 營口
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  1. Ningpo (Ningbo) 寧波
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  1. Pakhoi (Beihai) 北海
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  1. Peitaiho (Beidaihe) 北戴河
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  1. Peking (Beijing) 北京
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  1. Port Arthur (Lüshun) 旅順
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  1. Port Hamilton (Geomun-do) 巨文島
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  1. Saddle Islands (Shengsi) 嵊泗島
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  1. Samshui (Sanshui) 三水
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  1. Sanmun Bay (Sanmen Wan) 三門灣
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  1. Santuao (Sandu) 三都
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  1. Shanghai (Shanghai) 上海
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  1. Shanhaikwan (Shanhaiguan) 山海關
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  1. Shasi (Shashi) 沙市
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  1. Soochow (Suzhou) 蘇州
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  1. Swatow (Shantou) 汕頭
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  1. Szemao (Simao) 思茅
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  1. Tachienlu (Kangding) 康定
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  1. Taiwan-fu (Tainan) 台南
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  1. Taku (Dagu) 大沽
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  1. Tamsui (Danshui) 淡水
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  1. Tengyueh (Tengchong) 騰衝
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  1. Tientsin (Tianjin) 天津
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  1. Tsinan (Jinan) 濟南
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  1. Tsingtao (Qingdao) 青島
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  1. Wanhsien (Wanzhou) 萬州
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  1. Weihaiwei (Weihai) 威海
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  1. Wenchow (Wenzhou) 溫州
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  1. Whampoa (Huangpu) 黃埔
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  1. Woosung (Wusong) 吳淞
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  1. Wuchow (Wuzhou) 梧州
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  1. Wuhu (Wuhu) 蕪湖
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  1. Yochow (Yueyang) 岳陽
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  1. Yunnan-fu (Kunming) 昆明
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  1. Russian Frontier Stations
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  1. Japanese Stations in the North-East
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  1. Yangtze River Ports-of-Call
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  1. West River Ports-of-Call
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  1. Tibetan Ports
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  1. Appendix
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  1. Notes
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  1. Glossary of Terms
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789888313532
Related ISBN
9789888139286
MARC Record
OCLC
910769161
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2015-06-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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