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Empire Made Me An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

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ISBN-10: 0231131321

ISBN-13: 9780231131322

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert Bickers, Robert A. Bickers

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Richard Maurice Tinkler was an ordinary man in an extraordinary time and place. This riveting "biography of a nobody" offers a rare glimpse of imperialism and the making of modern China seen from the perspective of a working-class Englishman enforcing the order of everyday life on the streets of Shanghai. Culled from Tinkler's many personal letters, Empire Made Me meticulously documents his astonishingly revealing life in the service of the British Empire between 1919 and 1939, one of hundreds of young men who joined the Shanghai Municipal Police. Responsible for maintaining order in Shanghai's International Settlement, the SMP expanded and enforced British dominion in China's most…    
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 0.59" wide x 0.85" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

The Empire World
Before Shanghai
Shanghai 1919
The Shanghai Municipal Police
Shanghai Detective
'Learning to be a man'
The End of the 'Good Old China'
What We Can't Know
Adrift in the Empire World
Empire's Civil Dead
We Are the Dead
Ranks in the Shanghai Municipal Police, Foreign Branch
Note on Currency
Romanization of Chinese Words and Names
Unpublished and Archival Sources