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This study of the policy-making process in China during the Sino-French controversy of 1880-1885 adds a new dimension to our understanding of China's response to the West in the nineteenth century. The implicit threat presented by French efforts to extend her control into northern Vietnam was the catalyst in Chinese policy decisions, and Eastman traces the dramatic process by which the problem was eventually resolved. Analyzing the complicated balance of internal political forces in the Ch'ing dynasty in the late nineteenth century, he makes the first thorough study of the factors which shaped Chinese foreign policy in this period.

Three major power groups affected the decision-making process: the throne, high administrative officials, and lesser officials whose role was largely ideological. Eastman shows the considerable extent to which the throne's power was limited by the interests of the officials (or mandarins); discusses the role of ch'ing-i, or literati opinion; and emphasizes the importance of the conservative, low-ranking officials who stood overwhelmingly in opposition to the few proponents of reform and modernization and strongly influenced the course of Chinese policy. Discussing the diplomatic objectives involved--preservation of hegemony in Vietnam, reluctance to fight a war that might expose its military weakness, desire to save face--as manifestations of underlying cultural assumptions and values, Eastman offers a fresh perspective on the formulation of policy during the Ch'ing government's confrontation with the Western powers.

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This study of the policy-making process in China during the Sino-French controversy of 1880-1885 adds a new dimension to our understanding of China's response to the West in the nineteenth century. The implicit threat presented by French efforts to extend her control into northern Vietnam was the catalyst in Chinese policy decisions, and Eastman traces the dramatic process by which the problem was eventually resolved.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Note on Dates

1. Introduction: Policy and Power

The Throne

The Officials

Power Derived From an Administrative Role: Li Hung-chang

Power Derived From an Ideological Role: Ch-'ing-i

2. France in Vietnam and China's Initial Responses

Early French Interests in Vietnam

Chinese Claims to Sovereignty Over Vietnam

Decline and Revival of French Activity in Vietnam

Chinese Reactions to the New French Advances

The Bourée Negotiations

Consequences of the Collapse of the Negotiations

3. The Tricou Negotiations

Preparations for War

Li Hung-Chang Avoids the Southern Command

The Tricou Negotiations

Causes of the Failure of the Tricou Negotiations

4. Increasing Chinese Belligerence and the Fall of Prince Kung

The French Autumn Offensive, 1883

Increased Chinese Bellicosity

Robert Hart's Appraisal of China's Situation

Government Responses to the Officials' Policy Demands

The Fall of Son-Tay and Officaldom's Reactions

The Defeat of Bac-Ninh and Tz'u-Hsi's April Coup

5. The Li-Fournier Negotiations

Fournier's Terms for a Settlement

Preparations for the Negotiations

The Officials' Attack on Li Hung-Chang

Negotiation of the Li-Fournier Convention

The Bac-Le Incident

Explanations of the Bac-Le Incident

6. The Tseng-Patenotre Negotiations and Undeclared War

Preparations for Renewed Negotiations

The Tseng-Patenotre Negotiations and Chinese Hopes for Foreign Mediation

French Bombardment of Keelung and Further Demands

Chinese Reactions to the Indemnity Demand

Chinese "Preparations" for a French Attack at Foochow

Undeclared War: Diplomatic Aspects

Undeclared War: Military Aspects

7. Prelude to Peace

The Court Conference of October 28, 1884

The Hart Negotiations

Reactions to the Peace

The Final Peace Settlement

8. Ch'ing-i and the Chinese State

Ch'ing-i Influences

The Throne and Policy Vacillation

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674891159
Author:
Eastman, Lloyd E.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Eastman, Lloyd
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
China
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
HISTORY / Europe/France
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Harvard Historical Studies (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
Volume 79
Publication Date:
19670101
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
8.57x5.87x.93 in. 1.01 lbs.

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