Britain and China, 1840-1970: new book from BICC researchers

Britain and China, 1840-1970 coverJust published by Routledge, and very much a BICC volume, Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War, is co-edited by Robert Bickers and Jonathan J. Howlett. The volume presents some of the research first aired at BICC’s August 2011 conference ‘Britain and China, pasts, presents and futures’. Held at the University of Bristol this event brought together over 30 speakers from across the globe.

The collection presents 11 essays, outlining the results of research into new archives, or exploring new paradigms for understanding the course of Britain-China relations.

Contributors include BICC researcher Isabella Jackson, and essays by Paul Bailey, John Carroll, Chen Qianping, Koji Hirata, Sherman Xiaogang Lai, Benjamin Mountford, Stephen R. Platt and Hans van de Ven. The cover photograph shows the pipes of the Shanghai Scottish Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps in action on a Shanghai street in 1924: source, Hutchinson collection, Historical Photographs of China project (C) Barbara Merchant.

BICC congratulates …

… the following former holders of its doctoral studentships for their recent successes:

Dr Nicholas Horsburgh, for her appointment to a Lectureship at the University of Sheffield;

Dr Isabella Jackson, who is moving to take up a Lectureship at Trinity College Dublin;

Dr Andrew Wormald, for securing a Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation award to support his post-doctoral research at the University of Groningen;

and Dr Holly Snape, for success in her PhD viva at the University of Bristol.

And we congratulate, too, Dr Yangwen Zheng, BICC Director, for her elevation to a personal chair at the University of Manchester.