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作者 Chang, Chihyun
書名 Government, Imperialism and Nationalism in China : The Maritime Customs Service and Its Chinese Staff
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
國際標準書號 9781135122331 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (257 pages)
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系列 Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Ser
Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Ser
附註 Cover -- Government, Imperialism and Nationalism in China: The Maritime Customs Service and Its Chinese Staff -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A Historiographical Review of Cmcs History -- A Theoretical Review of Cmcs History -- Overview -- Part I: The Decline of China and the Rise of the Cmcs, 1895-1927 -- 1. Late Qing Reforms -- 2. China's Supreme Minister of Finance, 1912-27 -- Northern Warlords and Beijing Politics -- Canton Revolutionaries and Anti-Imperialism -- 3. Chinese Staff and the Customs College, 1908-29 -- Part II: Mutual Benefits -- 4. Coup D'état, 1927-9 -- 5. Cooperation with the Nationalists, 1929-37 -- Reconciliation with the Nationalists -- Internal Revolts and Foreign Invasion -- Chinese Staff and Equality -- 6. The Sole Recruiting Ground, 1929-37 -- Part III: Wars, Retreats and Continuity -- 7. The Inspectorate in Isolated Shanghai, 1937-45 -- British Ig and Japanese Chief Secretary -- Integrity Versus Collaboration -- 8. The Re-Establishment of the Cmcs, 1941-9 -- Struggle and Survival in Chongqing -- Collapse with the Nationalists -- 9. Transformation to a Training Institute, 1937-49 -- Part IV: Decline in the Two Chinese States -- 10. The Reorganisation in Continuous Revolution -- 11. The Remaking of the Cmcs in Taiwan -- The Last Foreign Ig's Final Days -- Continuity in Nationalist Taiwan -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Primary Source Materials -- Primary Studies -- Secondary Studies -- Index
The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, which was led by British staff, is often seen as one of the key agents of Western imperialism in China, the customs revenue being one of the major sources of Chinese government income but a source much of which was pledged to Western banks as the collateral for, and interests payments on, massive loans. This book, however, based on extensive original research, considers the lower level staff of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, and shows how the Chinese government, struggling to master Western expertise in many areas, pursued a deliberate policy of encouraging lower level staff to learn from their Western superiors with a view to eventually supplanting them, a policy which was successfully carried out. The book thereby demonstrates that Chinese engagement with Western imperialists was in fact an essential part of Chinese national state-building, and that what looked like a key branch of Chinese government delegated to foreigners was in fact very much under Chinese government control
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Chang, Chihyun Government, Imperialism and Nationalism in China : The Maritime Customs Service and Its Chinese Staff London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415531429
主題 China - Foreign relations - Great Britain - History - 20th century
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