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Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides the context in which Britain’s post-war cultural engagement with Hong Kong occurred. At the end of World War II, the Colonial Government resumed control over a now depopulated ... More


Sorting out China: British accounts from pre-Opium War Canton

John M. Carroll

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Canton System, which regulated China's trade with the West from the mid-1700s until the Opium War (1839-1842), has often been held up as an example of everything that was wrong with Qing China ... More


From India to China: P&O and the opium trade, 1845–57

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the role played by the steamships of P&O in the opium trade. P&O started to transport opium from Bombay to China in 1847 and the low volume and high value of opium made it an ... More


Nuts, bolts and money, 1843–65

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the finances of P&O in the period between 1843 and 1865. P&O first decided to increase the fleet-size in 1844 after winning the contract for India and China. Discord between ... More


“Sovereignty for Sale”: Domestic Politics and International Relations in the Early Twenty-first Century, 2006–2010

Tennyson S. D. Joseph

in Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031175
eISBN:
9781617031182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031175.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the period from 2006–2010, which coincided with the onset of a crisis in global neoliberalism. The discussions cover the St. Lucians’ election of the United Workers’ Party (UWP) ... More


Introduction: the Customs, China and the empire world

Catherine Ladds

in Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents an overview of the history of the Chinese Customs Service and its relationship to foreign and Chinese power. Drawing on existing literature on the Customs Service and on the ... More


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