Grounds of Judgment

Extraterritoriality and Imperial Power in Nineteenth-Century China and Japan
Author(s): 
Cassel, Par Kristoffer
ISBN: 
9780199792054
Date published: 
February 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£27.50

Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, the 19th century encounter between East Asia and the Western world has been narrated as a legal encounter. This book explores extraterritoriality and the ways in which Western power operated in East Asia from the 1820s to the 1920s.