Download e-book for iPad: China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History by Dong Wang

By Dong Wang

This learn, in response to fundamental assets, bargains with the linguistic improvement and polemical makes use of of the expression Unequal Treaties, which refers back to the treaties China signed among 1842 and 1946. even supposing this expression has occupied a valuable place in either chinese language collective reminiscence and chinese language and English historiographies, this is often the 1st booklet to provide an in-depth exam of China's encounters with the skin international as manifested within the rhetoric surrounding the Unequal Treaties. writer Dong Wang argues that competing forces inside of China have narrated and renarrated the historical past of the treaties in order to consolidate nationwide harmony, foreign independence, and political legitimacy and authority. within the 20th century, she exhibits, China's adventure with those treaties helped to figure out their use of overseas legislations. of serious relevance for college kids of latest China and chinese language heritage, in addition to chinese language foreign legislations and politics, this booklet illuminates how a variety of chinese language political actors have outlined and redefined the previous utilizing the framework of the Unequal Treaties.

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