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CHINA STATION The British Military in the Middle Kingdom 1839-1997

CHINA STATION
The British Military in the Middle Kingdom 1839-1997  

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A study of Britain's major military role in modern China from the Opium wars of the 19th century, through the Taiping and Boxer rebellions; the establishment of Hong Kong and Shanghai as major ports; the Second World War and the Communist take-over. A revealing look at the military interface between two great powers of yesterday and tomorrow.
The author, who lives in Shanghai, argues that the British military has been at the forefront of many of the great changes that have swept China over the last two centuries. He devotes chapters to the various wars, military adventures and rebellions that regularly punctuated Sino/British relationships since the First Opium War 1839-1842. This classic example of Imperial intervention saw the establishment of Hong Kong and Shanghai as key trading centres. The Second Opium War and the Taiping and Boxer Rebellions saw the advancement of British influence despite determined but unsuccessful efforts by the Chinese to loosen the grip of Western domination. The Royal Navy's might ensured that, by ‘gunboat diplomacy', trading rights and new posts were established and great fortunes made. But in the 1940s the British grossly underestimated Japanese military might and intentions with disastrous results. After the Second World War the British returned to find that the Americans had supplanted them. The Communists' victory in the Civil War sealed Western fates and, while Hong Kong remained under British control until 1997, the end of British rule was inevitable. But the handover was a masterly piece of pragmatism and the former Colony remains an economic powerhouse with strong British influence.



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Product Code: 24630
Author: Mark Felton
Format: HB, 218 pp Published Price £19.99
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