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Change of Career:: The Chinese Customs

Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

After the death of his wife, Brewitt-Taylor (B-T) pursued a career change that he had already been considering as it appeared to offer better prospects. He joined the Imperial Chinese Maritime ... More


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

Catherine Ladds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Chinese Customs Service was a central pillar of the foreign presence in China, 1854–1949. Its far-reaching responsibilities included collecting duties on foreign trade, establishing China's first ... More


The Rise of the Bond Markets: The Customs Service Becomes a Debt Collector, 1895–1914

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins by explaining the emergence of a market for Chinese loans in London. It then analyzes the Qing's failed efforts to issue domestic loan bonds to pay for the indemnity Japan imposed ... More


Imperium in Imperio: 1914–1929

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes the financial story up to the Nationalists' formation of a new government in 1928. It considers how Francis Aglen, Hart's successor at the Customs Service, accumulated financial ... More


Maintaining Integrity, 1937–1949

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter follows the Customs Service from the summer of 1937 until the summer of 1952. It records the decline of the Service at various levels, in a variety of places, and in a range of ... More


Tariff Nation, Smugglers’ Nation: The Customs Service in the Nanjing Decade, 1929–1937

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the Customs Service under the Nationalists. It begins with a close analysis of Inspector General Frederick Maze, whose attitude towards the Nationalists was one of upholding ... More


Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Isidore Cyril Cannon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Living most of his adult life as an official in the Chinese Imperial Customs Service, Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor also achieved distinction as a scholar of Chinese. He prepared a masterly ... More


Robert Hart’s Panopticon

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how Robert Hart built up the Service in the decade after he became Inspector General. Hart made the Customs Service into a disciplined frontier regime, exploiting the spaces ... More


Introduction

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter begins with a background on the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. The Customs Service was an agency of the Chinese state, headed by the Inspector General. It was one of the ... More


The Birth of a Chameleon

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the history of the Customs Service from 1854 until 1864, when the Inspector General was instructed to reside permanently in Beijing. The Customs Service would never have come ... More


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