Asian Empire and British Knowledge

China and the Networks of British Imperial Expansion

  • Ulrike Hillemann

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ulrike Hillemann
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  3. Ulrike Hillemann
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  5. Ulrike Hillemann
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 193-262

About this book


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.


China edition empire expansion India knowledge media understanding

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulrike Hillemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-29921-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24675-1
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