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The Scramble for China, 1839-1949 (Allen Lane History) In The Early Nineteenth Century China Remained Almost Untouched By British And European Powers But As New Technology Started To Change This Balance, Foreigners Gathered Like Wolves Around The Weakening Qing Empire Would The Chinese Suffer The Fate Of Much Of The Rest Of The World, Carved Into Pieces By Europeans Or Could They Adapt Rapidly Enough To Maintain Their Independence This Important And Compelling Book Explains The Roots Of China S Complex Relationship With The West By Illuminating A Dramatic, Colourful And Sometimes Shocking Period Of The Country S History.


10 thoughts on “The Scramble for China, 1839-1949 (Allen Lane History)

  1. says:

    Sometimes I think I am too critical in my reviews, and while this is an ambitious book that strives to be open and understanding of many parties over time interacting in complex ways, it is a very satisfying book that shifted my perspectives, and not too painfully.The main thesis is that both the Chinese and the non C


  2. says:

    I am not going to lie here, reading the first two chapters was really dry, in fact I cannot even remember what I read in that Sure they had some interesting things but they were written pretty boringly Not to mention that I sometimes had to wonder at the sentence structure and I am sure it could have used a few commas here and


  3. says:

    Robert Bickers is without doubt the foremost historian currently working on the history of China s treaty ports This book is very much his attempt at a grand narrative within that frame, and its attempt at balance is perhaps best summed up in the jacket blurb that this was a clash of two equally arrogant and scornful cultures The history


  4. says:

    Although China is indisputably today among the world s greatest powers diplomatically, economically, and militarily many Westerners are unaware of what an incredible transformation this represents in less than 70 years China s long civil war, most of it waged at the same time that China was also fighting to repel Japanese invaders, ended in 1949 w


  5. says:

    I really was looking forward to this one But unfortunately another one of those instances where the writing style is just too dry for me Seems well researched and all that, but I struggled a bit to finish.


  6. says:

    Horrible and unfocused It simple cares too much about the wrong topics to be useful


  7. says:

    Thorough and detailed, this book presents a comprehensive account of Western British intrusion into, and involvement with, the self styled treaty port world of China It is balanced in its assessment of the Westerners treatment of Chinese and the Chinese state, taking into account that the same period was one of imperialism, and one of European domination across the world Even


  8. says:

    A good book covering the Western power s actions commercial, political, and military in China in the 19th and early 20th centuries A fairly balanced chronological narrative, looking at the combination of misunderstandings and righteous actions which permeated both sides The book does a good job of providing both Chinese and ...


  9. says:

    Good but tough going If you know something about China s history from the mid19th century to 1914, this is illuminating, impeccably researched and at times fascinating account of the lives and history of the foreign devils It is, due to its focus, light on the internal conflicts and struggles which tore at the Qing imperial structure du...


  10. says:

    Fascinating subject matter but I thought this book was just a gloss over I didn t like the author s writing style either Disjointed and opinionated Major events like the Boxer Rebellion or the downfall of the Qing Dynasty get covered in a page or two O...


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