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Opium for China: The British Connection

Gregory Blue

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0019
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter outlines the economic and political considerations involved in the creation of the British opium regime in Asia. It traces opium in a “cohesive trade structure” that Britons, Indians, ... More


Resisting the New Police

UPAMANYU PABLO MUKHERJEE

in Crime and Empire: The Colony in Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Crime

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261055
eISBN:
9780191717475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261055.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows that the lack of consensus on new policing resulted in the strengthening of the fractures present in the writing of crime from the earliest reformist days. Since the British ... More


The Emergence of Constitutional Conventions1

Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

in The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong Relations: A Model for Taiwan?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099081
eISBN:
9789882207547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099081.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

The concept of conventions emerged from British scholars who wrote on the relationships between law and politics. Among these British scholars is Sir Ivor Jennings who distinguished conventions from ... More


The Imperial Record Department: Objectives and Achievements, 1891–1926

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in Archiving the British Raj: History of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489923
eISBN:
9780199095599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489923.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Imperial Record Department was formed in March 1891. This chapter looks at the objectives and issues before the new Record Department in the first 25 years of its life. While the stronger voice ... More


Democratic Institutions

Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson

in Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300215922
eISBN:
9780300224993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215922.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks at Indian democratic institutions. Contrary to popular belief, the British did little or nothing to promote the growth of democratic institutions in India. Instead, Indian ... More


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