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The Resource Battle for Beijing, 1858-1860 : Franco-British Conflict in China, by Harry Gelber, (electronic resource)

Battle for Beijing, 1858-1860 : Franco-British Conflict in China, by Harry Gelber, (electronic resource)

Label
Battle for Beijing, 1858-1860 : Franco-British Conflict in China
Title
Battle for Beijing, 1858-1860
Title remainder
Franco-British Conflict in China
Statement of responsibility
by Harry Gelber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 'battle for Beijing' is universally - and quite wrongly - believed to have been about opium. This book argues that it was about freedom to trade, Britain's demands for diplomatic equality, and French demands for religious freedom in China. Both countries agreed that their armies, which repeatedly prevailed over Chinese ones that were numerically superior, would stay out of Beijing itself, but were infuriated by China's imprisonment, torture and death of British, French and Indian negotiators. At the same time, the British and French also helped the empire to battle rebels and to pocket port and harbour dues. They steered carefully between their political and trading demands, and navigated the danger that undue stress would make China's fragile government and empire fall apart. If it did, there would be no one to make any kind of agreement with; much of East Asia would be in chaos and Russian power would soon expand. Battle for Beijing, 1858-1860 offers fresh insights into the reasons behind the actions and strategies of British authorities, both at home and in China, and the British and French military commanders. It goes against the widely accepted views surrounding the Franco-British conflict, proposing a bold new argument and perspective.--
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Gelber, Harry
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer eBooks.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • China
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Military history
Label
Battle for Beijing, 1858-1860 : Franco-British Conflict in China, by Harry Gelber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30584-4
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Prologue -- 2. The Opium Issue -- 3. The Canton problem -- 4. Tianjin -- 5. Recovery -- 6. Interlude in Shanghai -- 7. Dagu and Tianjin again. - 8. Final Battles -- 9. Beijing, and triumph -- 10. Departures -- 11. Hindsight - and Aftermath
Control code
978-3-319-30584-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 244 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319305844
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-30584-4
Other physical details
1 illustration in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958864779
Label
Battle for Beijing, 1858-1860 : Franco-British Conflict in China, by Harry Gelber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30584-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Prologue -- 2. The Opium Issue -- 3. The Canton problem -- 4. Tianjin -- 5. Recovery -- 6. Interlude in Shanghai -- 7. Dagu and Tianjin again. - 8. Final Battles -- 9. Beijing, and triumph -- 10. Departures -- 11. Hindsight - and Aftermath
Control code
978-3-319-30584-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 244 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319305844
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-30584-4
Other physical details
1 illustration in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958864779

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