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Press cuttings re China, circa 1879-circa 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 37/34

Scope and Contents

Press cuttings (in English and French) taken from Chinese periodicals or containing articles which concern China, 172 items, Hong Kong, Shanghai and no place, 1879-1885 and undated. Some of the cuttings have been attached to backing sheets. The periodicals featured include the 'China Mail'; 'North-China Daily News'; 'North-China Advertiser'; 'North-China Herald and Supreme Court & Consular Gazette'; 'Shanghai Courier'; 'Overland China Mail'; 'Daily Press'; and 'Hongkong Daily Press' (including supplements). The titles of the articles include 'Sir Harry Parkes, K.C.B.'; 'The Attacks on Sir Harry Parkes'; 'Arrival of H.E. Sir Harry Parkes, H.B.M.'s Minister to China'; 'The British Claims at Shameen'; 'The Relations of France and Germany'; 'Alleged Violation of the Russo-Chinese Treaty'; 'The Violation of the Tientsin Convention by the Chinese Government'; 'Great Britain and Siam'; 'Burmah and the French'; 'China and the United States'; 'Chinese Relations with the Huns and Thibetans'; 'The Relations between Japan and Siam in the Seventeenth Century'; 'England, France, and China'; 'Corea and Annam'; 'Russia and Korea'; 'France and Siam'; 'France and China'; 'France, China, and Tonquin'; 'The French Treaty with Annam'; 'The Franco-Chinese Embroglio'; 'The Franco-Chinese Imbroglio-A Reply'; 'The Chinese View of the Annam Question'; 'The Defence of China'; 'The Defences of Peking'; 'Defence of the Capital'; 'Alleged Secret Treaty between France and China'; 'The Fournier Memorandum'; 'The Black Flags and their Chief Liu Jung Fu'; 'Utter Rout of the Chinese Troops in Tonquin'; 'Capture of the R.C. "Feihoo" by the French'; 'The Capture of Keelung'; 'The French in Formosa'; 'The French in Formosa: Reported Capture of Tamsui'; 'A Visit to the French Outposts'; 'The Attack on H.M.S. "Zephyr"'; 'The Outrage on a British Man-of-War'; 'Relief for Formosa'; 'The Protection of French Citizens'; 'Alleged Appeal for Aid to Chinese in America'; 'French Attacks on the United States'; 'The "Hankow" Disturbance'; 'Torpedo Experiments in China'; 'The Situation in Upper Burmah'; 'The Misgovernment in Upper Burmah'; 'Details of the Mandalay Massacre'; 'Escape of the Meingoon Prince from Chandernagore'; 'Nepaul and Thibet'; 'Probable War between Nepaul and Thibet'; 'Settlement of the Dispute between Nepaul and Thibet'; 'From Shansi to Yunnan (Notes of a Journey through China)'; 'The Colquhoun-Hallet[t] Exploring Expedition'; 'The First Railway in China'; 'A New Chinese Railway Scheme'; 'Railways for Tonquin'; 'Native Opium'; 'The Opium Traffic'; 'Correspondence Respecting the Alleged Smuggling of Opium from Hongkong to China'; 'The Hongkong Opium Farm Monopoly'; 'The China Merchants' S[team] N[avigation] Co. Sold to Messrs Russell & Co.'; 'The Sale of the C[hina] M[erchants'] S[team] N[avigation] Co.'; 'The New Oriental Bank Corporation (Limited)'; 'The Chinese at Bhamo'; 'The Bhamo Question'; 'The Situation-What Should Be Done'; 'The Marquis Tseng [Chi-tse]'; 'Misconception about Alcohol'; 'The Trade of Western China'; 'Japanese Emigration to Hawaii'; 'The Punishment of Mandarins'; 'The Revenue of China'; 'The Trade of Macao'; 'The Understanding on the Egyptian Question'; 'Chinese Robbed by Coreans'; 'Piracy'; 'A Statistical Abstract of India'; 'A Chinese Guide Book for Shanghai'; 'Persecution of Christians in China'; 'The Wreck of the S.S. "Marlborough"'; and 'The Sikawei Observatory'.


  • Creation: circa 1879-circa 1885


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