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Harvard East Asian Monographs #0047: Horatio Nelson Lay and Sino-British Relations, 1854-1864

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This study is an extensive abridgement of the authors doctoral dissertation, 'Horatio Nelson Lay: His Role in British Relations With China, 1849-1865.'

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction

Chapter One

  • Early Influences
  • George Tradescant Lay in China
  • G.T. Lay and His Son
  • Education of H.N. Lay

Chapter Two

  • Initiation into Her Majesty’s Service, 1847–1854
  • Mrs. Lay’s Return to England H.N. Lay’s Arrival in China
  • Early Days in Hong Kong
  • Ward to Dr. Giitzlaff
  • First Assignments
  • Battle of the Interpreters
  • Canton
  • Hong Kong
  • William Hyde Lay
  • End of Apprenticeship

Chapter Three

  • In Her Majesty’s Service: Second Phase, 1854–1855
  • Shanghai
  • Trade Situation in Shanghai
  • Appointment to Shanghai
  • First Contact with Ch’ing Authorities
  • Acting Vice–Consul Shift in Balance of “Neutrality”
  • The “Boy Consul”

Chapter Four

  • In the Emperor’s Service: 1855–1858
  • Wade’s Resignation
  • Assignment to the Inspectorate
  • Salaries of Inspectors
  • Legal Status of Inspectors
  • Chinese Opposition
  • Other Merchant Opposition
  • Lay as Innovator
  • Lay and the Foreign Office
  • Bowring and Lay
  • Conflict with Shanghai Consular Staff
  • Lay and Other Officials
  • Lay and the Chinese Authorities

Chapter Five

  • Serving Two Masters: First Phase, 1858–1859
  • First Proposals for a Flotilla
  • Defense of Foreign Inspectorate
  • The Elgin Mission
  • Elgin’s Selection of Lay
  • Lay’s Status in the Mission

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674406254
Author:
Gerson, Jack J.
Author:
Gerson, Jacob J.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
China
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Far eastern
Subject:
Far East
Subject:
China Foreign relations Great Britain.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Great Britain Foreign relations China.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs
Series Volume:
0047
Publication Date:
19720131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1.3 lb

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