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The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

The central thesis of T. G. Otte's meticulously researched new study of British foreign policy is that the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5 produced the 'China Question' and with it, the problem of Great Britain's 'international isolation'. Otte's assertion is that British alliances with Japan in the east and the later 1904 entente with France wereContinue reading “The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905”