Asian empire and British knowledge : China and the networks of British imperial expansion
Asian empire and British knowledge : China and the networks of British imperial expansion / Ulrike Hillemann.
|Main author:||Hillemann, Ulrike, 1977-|
x, 262 p. ; 23 cm.
|Summary:||"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"--Provided by publisher.|