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Picnics Prohibited: Diplomacy in a Chaotic China during the First World War: Penguin Specials

Frances Wood Frances Wood



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25 August 2014
History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organisations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and regional divisions and the foreign-held treaty ports and concessions held over from the imperial period. The foreign powers treaded a fine diplomatic tightrope, caught between carrying out their patriotic duty to support war efforts and making sure their 'hosts', the Chinese, did not take advantage of the turbulence to gain the upper hand against the imperialists. For the Americans, British, French, German and Japanese, the legation quarters became a microcosm of the intrigues and conflicts back home.
By:   Frances Wood, Frances Wood
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   China
Dimensions:   Height: 184mm,  Width: 119mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   86g
ISBN:   9780143800330
ISBN 10:   0143800337
Publication Date:   25 August 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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