Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

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Illustrations

Frontispiece: RMT in countryside near Taihu lake, November 1923, Tinkler family.

p. 14. Frank Peasgood on patrol, from E. W. Peters, Shanghai Policeman (London: Rich and Cowan, 1937).

p. 23. RMT, France, July 1917, Tinkler family.

p. 26. ‘Carry on!’, illustration by RMT, January 1919, in Lily Wilson’s commonplace book, with kind permission of Keith Renshaw.

p. 29. Officer cadet Tinkler, 1918, Catterick camp, Tinkler family.

p. 48. Shanghai street scence, early 1920s, Mary Evans Picture Library.

pp. 66–7. ‘Omnia Juncta in uno’ (‘All together in one’ – the SMC’s motto): Chinese, Sikh and European SMP personnel, c. 1930s, P. T. Goffe papers (Goffe is standing to the left), with kind permission of David Mahoney.

p. 74. Dealing with an armed assailant: from W. E. Fairbairn, Scientific Self-defence (London: D. Appleton and Co., 1931), copy courtesy of Peter Robins.

pp. 78–9. Execution of armed robbers, Shanghai, c. mid-1920s, two pages from R. J. White photo albums, with kind permission of Bill White, and courtesy of Professor Robert Gohstand, Project Director of the Old China Hands Archive, California State University, Northridge.

p. 85. Probationary Sergeant Sam Sherlock and colleague, c. 1929–30, courtesy of Jacqueline Tanner.

p. 93. ‘Types of the SMP’ by ‘Sapajou’ (Georgii Avksent’ievich Sapojnikoff, d. 1949), from an SMP Christmas card (mid-1920s), courtesy of Helen Allan.

pp. 98–9. A. L. Crompton and RMT (left); Central Police Station (centre); A. E. Balchin and RMT (right); Central Police Station, Shanghai, 16 October 1921, Tinkler family.

p. 113. SMP ambulance in action, c. mid-1920S, William Armstrong collection, with kind permission of Scott Armstrong.

p. 131. Detective Tinkler, undated but c. 1921–3, Tinkler family.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • I - The Empire World 1
  • 2 - Before Shanghai 18
  • 3 - Shanghai 1919 39
  • 4 - The Shanghai Municipal Police 64
  • 5 - Shanghai Detective 95
  • 6 - ‘Learning to Be a Man’ 130
  • 7 - The End of the ‘Good Old China’ 163
  • 8 - What We Can’t Know 202
  • 9 - Adrift in the Empire World 223
  • 10 - Empire’s Civil Dead 252
  • 11 - Aftermath 290
  • 12 - We Are the Dead 328
  • Acknowledgements 343
  • Ranks in the Shanghai Municipal Police, Foreign Branch 346
  • Note on Currency 347
  • Romanization of Chinese Words and Names 348
  • Illustrations 349
  • Notes 352
  • Unpublished and Archival Sources 390
  • Index 395
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