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Australia and the Western Pacific

Donald Denoon and Marivic Wyndham

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Few Western Pacific islanders and fewer indigenous Australians were yet aware of Britain, and most of the few British settlers had arrived involuntarily, as transportees. In every respect, however, ... More


‘The Englands of East and West’: Britain and Japan, Empire and Race, 1894–1904

Cees Heere

in Empire Ascendant: The British World, Race, and the Rise of Japan, 1894-1914

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198837398
eISBN:
9780191874079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837398.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

In September 1894, Japan won a series of dramatic victories over its much larger neighbour, Qing China. This demonstration of Japanese military power forced British observers to reassess their ... More


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