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By Zhang Yongjin

By way of a scientific research of the ignored topic of China's diplomatic background of 1918-1920, the e-book contends that China and China's position within the post-war East Asian overseas order have been the crucial subject matters of the reconstruction of that order. opposed to the history of China's slow integration into the foreign process, the chinese language international relations of the interval confirmed that China had totally approved simple rules and values and shared universal pursuits and customary operating associations of the rising foreign society of states and was once in flip approved via the opposite individuals of the neighborhood. This research, carried out within the theoretical framework of the growth of foreign society, argues, besides the fact that, that China's access into foreign society isn't marked by way of China's meticulously pleasurable the eu normal of "civilization" yet via a riot opposed to the Treaty process in China in accordance with a requirement that rules universally said as governing relatives among ecu international locations should still both be acceptable to China's diplomacy.

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120 It must be also remembered that China had long lost its autonomy of tariff and its foreign relations were invariably based on 'unequal treaties'. No one could deny this picture of China suffering the stigma of the capitulations system in its extreme form at the beginning of this century. Another aspect of China in international life, though not so conspicuous at first, should not, however, be overshadowed by this picture. It was not so much that China had been invited to attend the two Hague international peace conferences in 1899 and in 1907, which, some international jurists maintained, was 'from courtesy,,121 but that the Middle Kingdom reciprocated this 'courtesy' by participating in both conferences.

L13 Another instructive example is the judicial reforms, which are not included in Wright's list. Originated as a technique to abolish foreign extraterritoriality, the proposed judicial reforms were to alter China's traditional legal structure so as to satisfy foreigners. This meant an adoption of and adaptation to Western styles of judicial codes and procedures. A law school was established in Beijing in 1905 and a new courts system independent of administrative offices was decreed in 1907. A commercial law was proposed and an entirely new criminal code was drafted, revised and imperially approved before the 1911 revolution.

Another important sign of the disintegration of conceptual Sinocentrism was the emergence of what Paul Cohen called 'incipient Chinese nationalism' among a small number of Chinese officials, intellectuals and merchants. 68 Wang Tao's early call for the abolition of extraterritoriality in the 1870s69 certainly found its parallel in Guo Songtao's submission in 1877 to the Emperor entreating the urgent need to abrogate this right and his talk with Lord Salisbury on the matter in London the next year.

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