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The I. G. in Peking

Letters of Robert Hart, Chinese Maritime Customs, 1868–1907

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HARDCOVER

$261.00 • £208.95 • €235.00

ISBN 9780674443204

Publication Date: 01/01/1976

Short

1600 pages

Belknap Press

World

  • Volume I
    • Maps
    • Foreword [J. K. Fairbank]
    • History of the Hart–Campbell Correspondence
    • Editorial Note and Acknowledgments
    • List of Official Ranks in the Customs Service
    • Late Ch’ing Rulers and Princes
    • Introduction [L. K. Little]
      • The Origin of the Customs Service
      • The Principals and Their Correspondence
      • Some of Hart’s Comments and Personal Relations
      • The Roles of the I. G. and His Staff
      • The Customs’ Relations with Britain
      • Relations with the Chinese Superintendents of Customs
      • Hart and the Customs as Innovators
      • Defense and Diplomacy: The Chinese Navy and French War
      • The I. G.’s Personal Life
      • Hart’s Faith in China’s Future
      • The Customs Service after Hart: 1911–1950
      • A Retrospect
    • Letters and Notes, 1868–1890
  • Volume II
    • Letters and Notes, 1891–1902
    • Glossary
    • Index

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