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Mrs Pollifax On The China Station

Mrs  Pollifax on the China Station PDF
Author: Dorothy Gilman
Publisher: Fawcett
Release: 2014-05-28
ISBN: 0804151776
Size: 30.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Mrs Pollifax On The China Station

by Dorothy Gilman, Mrs Pollifax On The China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mrs Pollifax On The China Station books, “Absorbing and worthwhile . . . You won't want to put the book down.”—Portland Telegram The cheerful Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, is once again plunged headfirst into a hair-raising CIA mission. Posing as a tourist in China, Mrs. Pollifax meets the sinister challenges of the Orient to safeguard a treasure for the CIA . . . and all but loses her life in the bargain. “Filled with adventures—and misadventures—but through it all Mrs. Pollifax is triumphant.”—Booklist



The Royal Navy China Station 1864 1941

The Royal Navy  China Station  1864   1941 PDF
Author: Jonathan Parkinson
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 1788035216
Size: 40.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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The Royal Navy China Station 1864 1941

by Jonathan Parkinson, The Royal Navy China Station 1864 1941 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Royal Navy China Station 1864 1941 books, A definitive history of the Royal Navy’s China Station. In the The Navy List for April 1864 the China Station was first shown as a separate Royal Navy Station . It remained as such until the outbreak of the Pacific War in December 1941 which was to signal the end of that era. In addition to a precis of the lives and naval careers of each of the Commanders in Chief of the China Station, this volume also gives relevant information outlining something of the concurrent internal affairs of China and Japan. Both are very different but sad tales, the former in decline towards the end of the Manchu Ch’ing dynasty and then into the chaotic 1920’s and 1930’s, and the latter increasingly adopting a militaristic attitude which was to result in their disaster of the Pacific War of 1941-1945. As a reminder of these days long gone are interwoven brief references to the British Consular Service. This is especially relevant for China, and for a shorter period for Japan during that era of extraterritoriality. Mention is also made of the British Colonial Service with whom, necessarily, the Navy worked very closely. In addition, being one important reason for it all, frequent references are made to a few British shipping and trading interests together with those of some other nations. All of these areas are linked together to give a definitive history of this very important Royal Navy Station.



The China Station

The China Station PDF
Author: Gerald Sandford Graham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1978
ISBN:
Size: 68.10 MB
Format: PDF
Category : British
Languages : en
Pages : 444
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The China Station

by Gerald Sandford Graham, The China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The China Station books,



China Station

China Station PDF
Author: Mark Felton
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN: 1781590699
Size: 59.82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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China Station

by Mark Felton, China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download China Station books, The Author, who lives in Shanghai, sets out to demonstrate 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 1st 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 British and Western fates and, while Hong Kong remained under British control until 1997, the end of British rule was almost inevitable. But the handover was a masterly piece of pragmatic capitalism and the former Colony remains an economic powerhouse with strong British influence.



Gunboats Empire And The China Station

Gunboats  Empire and the China Station PDF
Author: Matthew Heaslip
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1350176206
Size: 57.87 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Gunboats Empire And The China Station

by Matthew Heaslip, Gunboats Empire And The China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gunboats Empire And The China Station books, Examining Britain's imperial outposts in 1920s East Asia, this book explores the changes and challenges affecting the Royal Navy's third largest fleet, the China Station, as its crews fought to hold back the changing tides of fortune. Bridging the gap between high level naval strategy and everyday imperial culture, Heaslip highlights the importance of the China Station to the British imperial system, foreign policy and East Asian geopolitics, while also revealing the lived experiences of these imperial outposts. Following their immersion into a new world and the challenges they encountered along the way, it considers how its naval officers were perceived by the Chinese populations of the ports they visited, how the two communities interacted and what this meant at a time of 'peace'. Against the changing nature of Britain's informal empire in the 1920s, Gunboats, Empire and the China Station highlights the complex nature of naval operations in-between major conflicts, and calls into question how peaceful this peacetime truly was.



Far China Station

Far China Station PDF
Author: Robert Johnson
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release: 2013-08-31
ISBN: 1612514820
Size: 68.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Far China Station

by Robert Johnson, Far China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Far China Station books, This was the first study to put 19th century American naval and diplomatic affairs in the Far East into clear perspective. Johnson examines the origins of the East India Squadron, defines its import role in the implementation of foreign policy and describes the dangers routinely faced by the squadron’s ships and sailors. Great and gallant ships move through the pages from the famous Olympia and the majestic Columbus to the plodding Palos. Naval heroes and the not-so-great, angry mobs, Japanese rebels, leaky boilers, imperious officials and infirm admirals are set against a background of uncertain anchorages, storms at sea, and the ravages of disease in the last years of the Old Navy.



Far China Station

Far China Station PDF
Author: Robert Erwin Johnson
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Release: 1979
ISBN:
Size: 52.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : East Asia
Languages : en
Pages : 307
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by Robert Erwin Johnson, Far China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Far China Station books,



The Royal Navy China Station

The Royal Navy  China Station PDF
Author: Jonathan Parkinson
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN: 9781789015140
Size: 62.76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 552
View: 6708

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The Royal Navy China Station

by Jonathan Parkinson, The Royal Navy China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Royal Navy China Station books, A definitive history of the Royal Navy's China Station. In the The Navy List for April 1864 the China Station was first shown as a separate Royal Navy Station . It remained as such until the outbreak of the Pacific War in December 1941 which was to signal the end of that era. In addition to a precis of the lives and naval careers of each of the Commanders in Chief of the China Station, this volume also gives relevant information outlining something of the concurrent internal affairs of China and Japan. Both are very different but sad tales, the former in decline towards the end of the Manchu Ch'ing dynasty and then into the chaotic 1920's and 1930's, and the latter increasingly adopting a militaristic attitude which was to result in their disaster of the Pacific War of 1941-1945. As a reminder of these days long gone are interwoven brief references to the British Consular Service. This is especially relevant for China, and for a shorter period for Japan during that era of extraterritoriality. Mention is also made of the British Colonial Service with whom, necessarily, the Navy worked very closely. In addition, being one important reason for it all, frequent references are made to a few British shipping and trading interests together with those of some other nations. All of these areas are linked together to give a definitive history of this very important Royal Navy Station.



China Station

China Station PDF
Author: Mark Felton
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN: 1473829607
Size: 39.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
View: 1229

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China Station

by Mark Felton, China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download China Station books, The Author, who lives in Shanghai, sets out to demonstrate 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 1st 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 Navys 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 British and Western fates and, while Hong Kong remained under British control until 1997, the end of British rule was almost inevitable. But the handover was a masterly piece of pragmatic capitalism and the former Colony remains an economic powerhouse with strong British influence.



China Station

China Station PDF
Author: Donald R. Morris
Publisher: Signet Book
Release: 1951
ISBN:
Size: 43.74 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Americans
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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China Station

by Donald R. Morris, China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download China Station books, American sailor's love for White Russian girl in China.