The China consuls British consular officers, 1843-1943 by P. D. Coates

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Published by Oxford University Press in Hong Kong, New York .

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  • Great Britain,
  • China


  • Diplomatic and consular service, British -- China -- History.,
  • Great Britain -- Commerce -- China -- History.,
  • China -- Commerce -- Great Britain -- History.

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StatementP.D. Coates.
LC ClassificationsHF3508.C5 C6 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 619 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages619
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2525421M
ISBN 10019584078X
LC Control Number88000515

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