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The China Station

The China Station PDF
Author: Gerald Sandford Graham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1978
ISBN:
Size: 74.97 MB
Format: PDF
Category : British
Languages : en
Pages : 444
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China Station

China Station PDF
Author: Mark Felton
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN: 1781590699
Size: 16.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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.



The Directory Chronicle For China Japan Corea Indo China Straits Settlements Malay States Sian Netherlands India Borneo The Philippines C

The Directory   Chronicle for China  Japan  Corea  Indo China  Straits Settlements  Malay States  Sian  Netherlands India  Borneo  the Philippines   c PDF
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Release: 1910
ISBN:
Size: 50.97 MB
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Category : Asia
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Directory Chronicle For China Japan Corea Indo China Straits Settlements Malay States Sian Netherlands India Borneo The Philippines C

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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: 34.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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 Erwin Johnson
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781591144090
Size: 42.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 307
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Far China Station

by Robert Erwin Johnson, Far China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Far China Station books, Far China Station was the first work to put nineteenth 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.



Mrs Pollifax On China Station

Mrs Pollifax On China Station PDF
Author: Dorothy Gilman
Publisher: Prelude Books
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1788422791
Size: 18.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Mrs Pollifax On China Station

by Dorothy Gilman, Mrs Pollifax On China Station Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mrs Pollifax On China Station books, The cheerful Mrs Pollifax is once again plunged headfirst into a hair-raising secret mission. Posing as a tourist, she is sent on a CIA operation to China, to help rescue a dissident engineer from a labour camp and smuggle him out of the country ... “before the Russians get to him”. Not all goes as planned though – and Mrs P. all but loses her life in the bargain. Armed with only an open mind and a little karate, Mrs Pollifax is the most unlikely and lovable of international spies. What readers are saying: “Love, love, love Mrs Pollifax. Ms Gilman has an extraordinary way of keeping you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages of her books.” “How can a sweet little old lady get into so much trouble? Mrs Pollifax is a gem and a hoot!” “A book that gives you a big smile on every page. I'm looking forward to my next Mrs Pollifax adventure.” “Who wouldn't fall in love with a senior citizen who wears absurd hats, pushes the book cart at the hospital, and knows karate?” “I first read the Mrs Pollifax books when I was a little girl and I keep coming back to read the books again and again.” “Read it, it's the best thing you can do for yourself. It's like a reminder of the zest for life.” Editorial reviews: “Mrs Pollifax is an enchantress.” New York Times “Mrs Pollifax gives Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple a rival to reckon with.” Toronto Star “Filled with adventures–and misadventures–but through it all Mrs Pollifax is triumphant.” Booklist “Absorbing and worthwhile ... You won’t want to put the book down.” Portland Telegram “The pace never flags, bolstered by the shrewd Mrs P. and a host of well-defined characters who all work their surprising wiles.” Publishers Weekly “Should delight you whether you’re looking for smiles or thrills.” New York Times Book Review “All’s right with the world as long as Mrs Pollifax is part of it.” Mobile Register



China Station

China Station PDF
Author: Donald R. Morris
Publisher: Signet Book
Release: 1951
ISBN:
Size: 64.22 MB
Format: PDF
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.



The United Service Magazine

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Publisher:
Release: 1859
ISBN:
Size: 50.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Military art and science
Languages : en
Pages :
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Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers PDF
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher:
Release: 1867
ISBN:
Size: 53.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Bills, Legislative
Languages : en
Pages :
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Parliamentary Papers

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, Parliamentary Papers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Parliamentary Papers books,