After colonialism
in Britain in China
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This chapter presents two short surveys of later periods: the years after 1938, one year after the onset of the Sino-Japanese War and after 1948, one year before the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Sino-British relations before the 1930s were hamstrung by a semi-autonomous colonialism which the British state tolerated, but which it was to find reasserting control over somewhat awkward. Modern Britons lived in an empire world, in a world opened up through empire to temporary or permanent migration. British trade with the empire greatly increased in importance at the expense of the areas of informal influence such as Latin America and China. Settlers were often driven by their local interests and loyalties to oppose British China policy, but they had to balance antagonism with a need to demonstrate loyalty and utility to the British empire.

Britain in China

Community, culture and colonialism 1900-1949


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