Asian Empire and British Knowledge

China and the Networks of British Imperial Expansion
Author(s): 
Hillemann, Ulrike
ISBN: 
9780230200463
Date published: 
November 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£52.00

British knowledge about China changed fundamentally in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Rather than treating these changes in British understanding as if Anglo-Sino relations were purely bilateral, this study looks at how British imperial networks in India and Southeast Asia were critical mediators in the British encounter of China.