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China's unequal treaties : narrating national history

Author: Dong Wang
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2005.
Series: AsiaWorld.
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"This study, based on primary sources, looks at the linguistic development and polemical uses of the expression Unequal Treaties, which refers to the treaties China signed between 1842 and 1946. Although this expression has occupied a central position in both Chinese collective memory and Chinese and English historiographies, this is the first book to offer an in-depth examination of China's encounters with the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wang, Dong, 1967-
China's unequal treaties.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607826731
Online version:
Wang, Dong, 1967-
China's unequal treaties.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607921150
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dong Wang
ISBN: 0739112082 9780739112083
OCLC Number: 60311787
Description: x, 179 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tracing the contours of the unequal treaties in imperial China, 1840-1911 --
Implementing and contesting international law: the unequal treaties and the foreign ministry of the Beijing government, 1912-1928 --
Disseminating the rhetoric of Bupingdeng Tiaoyue, 1923-1927 --
Redeeming a century of national ignominy: nationalism and party rivalry over the unequal treaties, 1928-1947 --
Universalizing international law and the Chinese study of the unequal treaties: the paradox of equality and inequality --
Conclusion: defining and redefining the past.
Series Title: AsiaWorld.
Responsibility: Dong Wang.
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"This study, based on primary sources, looks at the linguistic development and polemical uses of the expression Unequal Treaties, which refers to the treaties China signed between 1842 and 1946. Although this expression has occupied a central position in both Chinese collective memory and Chinese and English historiographies, this is the first book to offer an in-depth examination of China's encounters with the outside world as manifested in the rhetoric of the Unequal Treaties."--Jacket.

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This is a perceptive study of a vitally important topic. Dong Wang is less interested in the unequal treaties as such than in the range of discourses (moral, legal, and rhetorical) they have elicited Read more...

 
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