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Anne Reinhardt – Navigating Semi-Colonialism: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China 1860-1937

March 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Anne Reinhardt Modern China Poster Spring 2019

Speaker: Anne Reinhardt, Williams College

China’s status in the world of expanding European empires of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has long been under dispute.  Its unequal relations with multiple powers, secured through a system of treaties rather than through colonization, has invited debated over the degree and significance of outside control and local sovereignty.  In this talk, Anne Reinhardt will discuss her recent book, Navigating Semi-colonialism: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860-1937, which examines steam navigation as a constitutive element of the treaty system in order to elucidate both conceptual and concrete aspects of the semi-colonial regime.


March 26, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


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