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The Compassion Trade: Punishment, Costume, Sympathy, 1800–1801

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter provides an extensive reading of George Henry Mason's The Punishments of China (1801). Mason's book, which appeared in a series of illustrated volumes on the “Costume of Various ... More


The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also ... More


‘The First Appearance of This Celebrated Capital’; or, What Mr. Barrow Saw in the Land of the Chinaman

Sample Joe

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter may be regarded as a test case for generic mutation through the stages of letter, archive, and published narrative; and for travelogue as diplomacy, with specific political consequences, ... More


Sound and the Macartney Mission, 1792–1794

Thomas Irvine

in Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter follows the embassy’s journey in sound across China from its landing near Tainjin in late August 1793 to its departure from Beijing in late September. Soon afterward, the embassy was ... More


Lord Macartney’s embassy to China, 1792–1794

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

Lord Macartney headed the first embassy to China in 1793. The aim was to achieve greater freedom in trade and an establishment similar to Macau. To protect its interests, the enclave spared no effort ... More


Discovering the “Pileng”: British India Seen from Tibet, 1790–1800

in From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782241
eISBN:
9780804785389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782241.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter addresses the discovery of Pileng. It also discusses the Qing knowledge of developments and conditions in India. War and politics affected the circulation of intelligence about Indian ... More


Travel Writing and Mediation in the Lady’s Magazine: Charting ‘the meridian of female reading’

JoEllen DeLucia

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A regular feature of eighteenth-century periodicals, travel narratives allowed magazine readers to imagine their relationship to the world outside of Britain. Via detailed accounts of a range of ... More


The Continuity of the Sovereign Status of China in International Law (1956)

C. H. Alexandrowicz

in The Law of Nations in Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Historians of the law of nations agree that China enjoyed the position of a fully sovereign State up to the conclusion of the Sino–British treaty of Nanking in 1842. Likewise, no international lawyer ... More


A Classical Cathay and a Real China

Chris Murray

in China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome: Classics, Sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198767015
eISBN:
9780191821240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767015.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical imagery and allusion in narratives of the 1793 Macartney Embassy to China demonstrate the importance of classical reception in Anglophone engagements with Chinese culture. Concepts from ... More


‘Ancestral Voices Prophesying War’: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edward Gibbon, and the Warnings of History

Chris Murray

in China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome: Classics, Sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198767015
eISBN:
9780191821240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767015.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Edward Gibbon and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were uneasy about the prospect of a British Empire, fearing overreach and collapse. Historical precedents such as the Roman Empire and Kublai Khan’s China ... More


A Book History of Mountstuart Elphinstone’s: An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul

Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Mountstuart Elphinstone's "An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul" (AKC) from a book history perspective. The general concerns are the para-narrative elements of the text, ... More


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