Empire Made Me An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai
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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…
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2004
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|The Empire World|
|The Shanghai Municipal Police|
|'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|Unpublished and Archival Sources|