The Unequal Treaties: China and the Foreigner

The Unequal Treaties: China and the Foreigner

The Unequal Treaties: China and the Foreigner

The Unequal Treaties: China and the Foreigner

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These chapters on China's treaty relations and the modern Chinese objections to the foreigner's status in China were written with a view to local publication in a Far Eastern journal only, and were therefore addressed to a reading public with as much knowledge of standard authorities and as easy access to books of reference on the subject as the author enjoyed; so there is much less reference to documents and less credit to authorities than should be included in such articles when they rise to the dignity of a book. The writer has had no opportunity to see his work since it left his hands, seven months ago, to go to the journal for which it was intended, the North-China Daily News, so that he has been unable to write in references to authorities; and for such references this is a poor eleventh-hour substitute.

Nearly all dates, proper names and the stories of many incidents recounted here have been checked and confirmed by reference to Dr. H. B. Morse's monumental work in three volumes on the International Relations of the Chinese Empire. Some documentary material was also taken from appendices to this work. Dr. Morse's book is not controversial, however, so that . . .

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