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Anglo-Chinese Encounters since 1800

Anglo-Chinese Encounters since 1800
War, Trade, Science and Governance

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  • Date Published: May 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521534130

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  • Wang Gungwu's study of the relationship between China and the Chinese with imperial Britain examines the possibilities, as well as the limits of their encounters. Beyond the clichés of opium, fighting, and the diplomatic skills needed to fend off rivals and enemies, Gungwu probes areas of more intimate encounters, not least of which is the beginning of a broader English-speaking future between the two countries.

    • Penetrating and sophisticated account of the relationship between China and imperial Britain
    • Author is one of the most distinguished Chinese historians working today
    • For students and scholars of imperial history
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    "Anglo-Chinese Encounters is the beautifully written reflections by a noted East Asian scholar at the peak of his career. Hopefully, it will be read widely by those interested in China and its relationship to the West." History

    "...this book represents a breath of fresh air in the way it addresses the dynamics of Anglo-Chinese encounters since 1800. Full of insightful details, highly readable, and convincingly argued, it is destined to be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Sino-Western interactions." China Review International, joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Pace University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521534130
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 218 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.278kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. To fight
    3. To trade
    4. To convert
    5. To rule
    6. Beyond Waley's list.

  • Author

    Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore
    Wang Gungwu is Professor and Director, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

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