'The China Coast: A Study of British Shipping in Chinese Waters, 1842-1914', Thesis submitted to University of Strathclyde

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'Abstract: This study describes the development of British shipping in Chinese waters in the first seven decades of the treaty port era, and compares its success with the compartitve lack of success of other British industries concerned with the China trade. The advantages resulting from british supremacy in India, extending east to Singapore, Hong Kong and finally Shanghai are examined, and the unique circumstances in China which made British maritime predominance possible...'

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Copy given to John Swire and Sons, as the Swire archive informed much of the content and research of the thesis

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