Typescript thesis, 'Informal Empire in Crisis: British Diplomacy and the Chinese Customs Succession, 1927-1929', for the degree of MA at Cornell University, USA, 1992.
'Informal Empire in Crisis: British Diplomacy and the Chinese Customs Succession, 1927-1929'
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380578
- Dates of Creation1992
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Chinese Maritime Customs (formerly the Imperial Maritime Customs) collected customs duties from foreign ships and administered port facilities on behalf of the Chinese Government. It was managed mainly by foreigners, largely British. The appointment of a new Inspector-General in 1928 caused controversy between the Chinese and British governments, having implications for Western business interests in China and relations between the two countries.
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Presented by the author in 1992.