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Harvard East Asian Monographs 155

Robert Hart and China’s Early Modernization

His Journals, 1863–1866

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$38.50 • £30.95 • €34.50

ISBN 9780674775305

Publication Date: 06/01/1991


  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • 1. Robert Hart in China’s History
    • Hart Meets the Proper Time
    • Shanghai 1864: The Anglo–Ch’ing Partnership
  • 2. Journals: 6 December 1863–15 May 1864
  • 3. Peking 1864: Establishing the I.G.’s Status
    • The I.G. under the Tsungli Yamen
    • The I.G. over the Maritime Customs Service
  • 4. Journals: 1 June 1864–25 October 1864
  • 5. Hart at Work: Facets of Administration
    • Financing the Growth of the Service
    • Touring the Southern Ports
    • Administrative Problems at Shanghai
    • The Yangtze Ports and Hart’s Return to Peking
  • 6. Journals: 26 October 1864–18 June 1865
  • 7. Anglo–Ch’ing Reform Measures
    • The Restoration Reform Program
    • Hart’s “Bystander’s View” and the Chinese Response
  • 8. Journals: 2 July 1865–2 March 1866
  • 9. Travels to Europe, 1866
    • The Pin-Ch’un Mission
    • Hart’s Marriage
  • 10. Journals: 7 March 1866–7 August 1866
  • 11. Perspectives and Hypotheses
    • Hart as Intermediary
    • China’s Domestic Transformation
    • The Provenance of Reform Proposals
    • Hart’s Influence—The Alcock Convention of 1869
    • The Customs and Imperialism
  • Appendixes
    • A: Foreigners’ Positions in the Imperial Maritime Customs
    • B: Letters from Hart to E. C. Bowra
    • C: Letters from Hart to Hester Jane Bredon
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary/Index

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