Asian Empire and British Knowledge (Electronic Book)

China and the Networks of British Imperial Expansion
Author(s): 
Hillemann, Ulrike
ISBN: 
9780230246751
Date published: 
November 2009
Paperback
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.