China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History

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Lexington Books, 2005 - 179 頁
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This study, based on primary sources, deals with the linguistic development and polemical uses of the expression Unequal Treaties, which refers to the treaties China signed between 1842 and 1946. Although this expression has occupied a central position in both Chinese collective memory and Chinese and English historiographies, this is the first book to offer an in-depth examination of China's encounters with the outside world as manifested in the rhetoric surrounding the Unequal Treaties. Author Dong Wang argues that competing forces within China have narrated and renarrated the history of the treaties in an effort to consolidate national unity, international independence, and political legitimacy and authority. In the twentieth century, she shows, China's experience with these treaties helped to determine their use of international law. Of great relevance for students of contemporary China and Chinese history, as well as Chinese international law and politics, this book illuminates how various Chinese political actors have defined and redefined the past using the framework of the Unequal Treaties.
 

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i from hongkong, china, read a chinese book by the famous li ao
about outer mongolia given to russia was really unnecessary
chang kai shek ,the traitor sign it anyway
suppose russia say promise to kick out japan which were conquerring north east china
but actually on 14th aug .... japan declared of giving up the war ,ie : declared : dont fight anymore
but the treaty suppose to sign on 15th aug , 6am
n russia radio also pre-announce or fakely broadcast that treaty signed few hrs earlier
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moreover :
suppose treaty say russia would withdraw 3 weeks after japan "move out /give up"
but weeks after weeks russia is still in china ... raping ,stealing
 

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Introduction
1
Tracing the Contours of the Unequal Treaties in Imperial China 18401911
9
Implementing and Contesting International Law The Unequal Treaties and the Foreign Ministry of the Beijing Government 19121928
35
Disseminating the Rhetoric of Bupingdeng Tiaoyue 19231927
63
Redeeming a Century of National Ignominy Nationalism and Party Rivalry over the Unequal Treaties 19281947
87
Universalizing International Law and the Chinese Study of the Unequal Treaties The Paradox of Equality and Inequality
113
Defining and Redefining the Past
135
Glossary
141
Selected Bibliography
145
Index
175
About the Author
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Dong Wang is distinguished professor of history and director of the Wellington Koo Institute at Shanghai University since 2016, a Chatham House member, and a research associate at the Fairbank Center of Harvard University since 2002. Her books include The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present and Longmen's Stone Buddhas and Cultural Heritage.

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