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Peace treaty between China and Japan, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 45/1

Scope and Contents

'Ta Jih-pen ta Ch'ing-kuo liang-kuo ho-yüe t'iao-kui chang-ch'eng' [The peace treaty between Japan and China]: a copy of the 'Treaty of friendly relations between China and Japan', dated the 10th year, 7th month, 29th day of Tongzhi's reign (13 September 1871), with an attached copy of the 'Commercial treaty in Chinese version', signed by Date [Munenari] and Li Hung-chang. The document consists of 14 sheets bound together with paper strings, with the title written in black ink on a yellow strip of paper pasted onto the covering page. An English note in pencil on the cover reads 'American Treaty, 1878'. The order of the names of states suggests that the source of this copy is from Japanese side.


  • 1871

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1 pamphlet(s) (1 pamphlet)

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