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Leonard H. D. Gordon, Confrontation over Taiwan: Nineteenth-Century China and the Powers

Nomura, Haruka


This solid work of diplomatic history explores the rivalry among the American, British, Chinese, French, Japanese, Prussian and Russian empires over the control of Taiwan between 1840 and 1895. Following the opening of treaty ports in China by the first Opium War in 1842, imperial ambitions toward China grew steadily, shown by aggression over Taiwan that culminated in the Japanese seizure of the island as a result of the first Sino-Japanese War in 1895. The author contends that an analysis of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Review
Source: New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies


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