The scramble for china by robert bickers review need to revisit this period if we are to understand modern china and its peoples anger at foreign criticisms of its policies at home and . The scramble for china foreign devils in the qing empire 1832 1914 robert bickers on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in the early 19th century china remained almost untouched by british and european powers but as new technology started to change this balance. Robert bickers is without doubt the foremost historian currently working on the history of chinas treaty ports this book is very much his attempt at a grand narrative within that frame and its attempt at balance is perhaps best summed up in the jacket blurb that this was a clash of two equally arrogant and scornful cultures. Robert bickers history empire china and things found on the way menu skip to content home about me the scramble for china foreign devils in the qing empire 1832 1914 the scramble for china is both highly original and brilliantly written it reimagines these encounters between two equally arrogant and scornful civilizations . Professor robert bickers ba hons phdlond professor of history overview research outputs research projects awards and activities prizes theses the scramble for china foreign devils in the qing empire 1832 1914 2011 and getting stuck in for shanghai putting the kibosh on the kaiser from the bund penguin 2014
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