Britain

Reeves, The Lone Flag -- Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II, 2014

February 9, 2016

Augustine Meaher reviewed this book for the History of War discussion list in February 2016.

Bickers and Howlett, eds., Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War (July 7, 2015)

January 23, 2016

Reviewed by Stacie A. Kent for the History of Diplomacy discussion list.

Buchanan, East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976, 2012 (June 18, 2012)

June 10, 2014

Qiang Zhai reviews the book for H-Diplo, February 2013.

Kang, East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute, 2010

January 1, 2010

Valerie Hansen reviews the book for H-Asia, September 2011.

Auerbach, Race, Law, and "The Chinese Puzzle" in Imperial Britain, 2009

January 1, 2009

David Lloyd Smith reviews the book for H-Albion, January 2010.

Welland, A Thousand Miles of Dreams: The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters, 2006.

January 1, 2006

Sasha Su-Ling Welland reviews the book for H-Net.

Freese, Coal: A Human History, 2004.

January 1, 2004

Jan Kunnas reviews the book for H-Environment, June 2005.

Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy, 2000

January 1, 2000

Peter Perdue reviews the book for H-World, August 2000.

Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong, Dec. 19, 1984

December 19, 1984

Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong

The White Man's Burden 1899

December 13, 1901

"The White Man's Burden" is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. It was originally published in the popular magazine McClure's in 1899. It was a response to the U.S. taking over the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. Although Kipling's poem mixed exhortation to empire with sober warnings of the costs involved, imperialists within the United States understood the phrase "white man's burden" as a characterization for imperialism that justified the policy as a noble enterprise.

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March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

Julia Lovell re-evaluates Maoism as both a Chinese and an international force, linking its evolution in China with its global legacy.