The Break-Up of China. With an Account of its Present …

BERESFORD, Lord Charles. The Break-Up of China. With an Account of its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics and Future Prospects.

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BERESFORD, Lord Charles The Break-Up of China. With an Account of its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics and Future Prospects. London and New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899.

8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. xxviii, 509, [2, advertisements], 2 folding maps, one folding table of imported goods; minor rubbing or bubbling to cloth, first gathering a bit carelessly opened, others largely unopened, else a very good copy.
First edition. A thorough assessment of the economy, infrastructure demographics and social movements in Chine with a focus on theimpactof foreign incursions. 'In 1898–9 Beresford visited China on an investigative mission for the Associated Chambers of Commerce … and published his report, The Break-up of China (1899), advocating British reassertion of the ‘open door’, and Chinese reforms, and warning against the Russian threat' (ODNB).
Cordier Bibliotheca Sinica p. 2571.

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