H.B. Morse

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H.B. Morse

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In 1874, Morse (1855-1934), a Canadian by birth, was recruited from the Harvard graduating class to work in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, which was staffed by Westerners acting as tax collectors and diplomats for the Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1912). Begun by distinguished Chinese historian John Fairbank (China: A New History) and completed by his colleagues Coolidge and Smith after Fairbank’s death in 1991, this admiring academic study details Morse’s 35-year career in China, where he lived in many different areas and rose to the rank of commissioner. Dramatic events in Morse’s life included the Sino-Japanese War and the poisoning of his wife, Nan (who despised the Chinese), by a servant. After his retirement, Morse wrote several histories of China, including The International Relations of the Chinese Empire (1910-1918).

Additional Information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Publisher

University Press of Kentucky

Year Published

1995

Size

6.5 x 9.5

ISBN

0813119340

ISBN 13

9780813119342

Pages

314

Author

John King Farbank, Martha Henderson Collidge & Richard Smith

Language

English

Cover

Hardcover

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