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Home Browse Books Book details, The Unequal Treaties: China and the Foreigner. The Unequal Treaties: China and the Foreigner. By Rodney Gilbert, H. E. Morriss. Nearly all dates, proper names and the stories of many incidents recounted here have been checked and confirmed by reference to Dr. H. B. Morse's monumental work in three volumes on the International Relations of the Chinese Empire.
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The Unequal Treaties: China and the Foreigner. With a foreword by H.
The Unequal Treaties. A book that should not be ignored by the champions of the Chinese nationalists. Their object, he points out, was not to put China into a position of subjection, but to enforce from the Chinese Government a recognition of the equality of the foreigner. Conditions have not changed materially, and the treaties are still "a feeble barrier between commerce and chaos.
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Online version: Gilbert, Rodney Yonkers, 1889- Unequal treaties. Arlington, Va. : University Publications of America, 1976 (OCoLC)615325614. All Authors, Contributors: Rodney Gilbert. Find more information about: Rodney Gilbert. ISBN: 089093890930755.
Treaty of Nanjing, Aug. 29, 1842 ended the first Opium War, the first of the unequal treaties between China and foreign imperialist powers. China paid the British an indemnity, ceded the territory. Treaty of Nanjing, Aug. China paid the British an indemnity, ceded the territory of Hong Kong, and agreed to establish a fair and reasonable tariff.
You can actually read the treaties that the Qing dynasty signed with foreign . That's how unequal it was. Then again, like other answers pointed out. China is not the only country that suffers such treaties.
You can actually read the treaties that the Qing dynasty signed with foreign powers and decide for yourself. Most of the contents are actually rather benign, even for today. They were mostly about free trade and granting rights to foreigners that were already taken for granted in Europe and North America. Other things included were settling territorial disputes, having foreign countries stop paying tributes to the Qing dynasty, allowing foreigners to learn Chinese, stop persecution of Christians, and other seemingly harmless things.