New Books Network interview with Dr Phoebe Chow

Dr Phoebe Chow, author of Britain's Imperial Retreat from China, 1900-1931, recently did an interview with New Books Network. Find out more about the author and the title below, or click here for the full interview!

Dr Phoebe Chow is in the International History Department at the London School of Economics, UK. She received her doctorate in International History at LSE and she was the Parliamentary History prize winner for the best essay submitted on any aspect of parliamentary history.

Britain's Imperial Retreat from China, is Chow’s first published book. This title describes British views of China during this period and the role that they played in the declension of their imperial presence.

The book considers the various strands of this movement, relates developments in Britain to the changing situation in China, especially the rise of nationalism and the Guomindang, and argues that, contrary to what many people think, the reassertion of China’s national rights was begun successfully in this period rather than after the Communist takeover in 1949.

You can purchase this title or find out more information, via the book’s webpage – don’t forget the 20% discount code!

This book is part of the Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia series. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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