Some interpretations of mid-nineteenth century British imperial and Ch'ing histories suggested by a military perspective
This thesis is a study of four topics suggest~d by a little known Anglo-Ch'ing military aid project for the modernization of Ch'ing forces undertaken at Tientsin and Taku in the early 1860' s. AI though there is not sufficient information available on the project to support an adequate study, its very existence leads to the asking of questions that have some relevance to our understanding of mid-nineteenth century British imperialism and Ch' ing China. In Part One, attention is focused...[Show more]
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