Tuesday, 17 January 2006, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Great Britain and the other imperial powers: Conflict over China

Professor Kathleen Burk

During the nineteenth century, Great Britain fought two wars, the Opium Wars, to force China to open her doors to trade and foreign influence. She was not the only foreign power who wished to acquire trade and influence there: Germany, Russia, France, America and Japan also wanted their share. The partition of China was a serious possibility.

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Kathleen Burk is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London, columnist and radio panellist. She is the author of several distinguished scholarly books on the US and its interventions in the rest of the world, and a definitive biography of A J P Taylor. Kathleen’s most recent book, a history of England and America from 1600 to the present, which covers political, social, and economic history, Old World, New World was published by Little Brown. Professor Burk's main interests lie in Anglo-American relations, something she focussed on during her time as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric.

All of Professor Burk's past lectures can be accessed here.

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17 January 2006

Great Britain and the other imperial powers: Conflict over China
Professor Kathleen Burk

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