Professor Robert A Bickers

B.A. (Hons), Ph.D.(Lond.)

  • BS8 1TB

1992 …2020

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Research Output

1992

Changing British Attitudes to China and the Chinese, 1928-1931: Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Bickers, R., 1992, 305 p. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Research output: Other contributionPhD thesis (not Bristol)

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Changing Shanghai's "mind": publicity, reform, and the British in Shanghai, 1928-1931

Bickers, R. A., 1992, China Society, p. 33 p, (China Society occasional papers)(26).

Research output: Working paperWorking paper and Preprints

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1993

History, Legend, and Treaty Port Ideology, 1925-1931

Bickers, R. A., 1 Sep 1993, Ritual and Diplomacy: The Macartney Mission to China, 1792-1794. Bickers, R. (ed.). London: British Association for Chinese Studies/WellSweep Press, p. 81-92 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

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1994

New Light on Lao She, London, and the London Missionary Society, 1921-1929

Bickers, R. A., 1 Sep 1994, In : Modern Chinese Literature. 8, 1/2, p. 21-39 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1995

"Coolie work": Sir Reginald Johnston at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1931-1937

Bickers, R. A., 1 Nov 1995, In : Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 3rd series. 5, 3, p. 385-401 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Shanghai's "Dogs and Chinese Not admitted" sign: Legend, history and contemporary symbol

Bickers, R. A. & Wasserstrom, J. N., 1 Jun 1995, In : China Quarterly. 142, p. 443-466 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1996

Death of a young Shanghailander: the Thorburn case and the defence of the British treaty ports in China in 1931

Bickers, RA., 1996, In : Modern Asian Studies. 30, p. 271 - 300

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

6 Citations (Scopus)

"To Serve And Not To Rule": British Protestant Missions and Chinese Nationalism, 1927-1931

Bickers, R. A., 1 Jun 1996, Missionary Encounters: Sources and issues. Bickers, R. & Seton, R. (eds.). Curzon Press, London, p. 211-239 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

1997

Hong Kong's transitions: The shifting roles of the colony in the British informal empire in China

Bickers, RA., 1997, Hong Kong's transitions, 1842-1997. Brown, JM. & Foot, R. (eds.). Macmillan Publishers Limited, p. 33 - 61 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Review of China Perspectives [a journal]

Bickers, RA., 1997, In : Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie. 1997 ann, p. 34 - 35

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Review of Policing Shanghai 1927-1937 by Frederic Wakeman Jr

Bickers, RA., 1997, In : Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. 60, No.2, p. 396 - 398

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Review of Shanghai: From market town to treaty port, 1074-1858 by Linda Cooke Johnson

Bickers, RA., 1997, In : American Historical Review. 102, 2, p. 499 - 500

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1998

Review of History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth by Paul A. Cohen

Bickers, RA., 1998, In : Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie. 1998, p. 145 - 146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Review of Wu Leichuan: A Confucian-Christian in Republican China by Chu Sin-jan

Bickers, RA., 1998, In : Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie. 1998, p. 486 - 486 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Shanghailanders: The formation and identity of the British settler community in Shanghai 1843-1937

Bickers, RA., 1998, In : Past and Present. 159, p. 161 - 211

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1999

Britain in China: community, culture and colonialism, 1900-1949

Bickers, RA., 1999, xii ed. Manchester University Press. 276 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

Night Waves

Bickers, RA., 1999

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Shanghai Municipal Police (a prosopographical database)

Bickers, RA., 1999

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

2000

Chinese Burns: Britain in China 1842-1900

Bickers, RA., 2000, In : History Today. 50, p. 10 - 17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

New Frontiers: Imperialism's New Communities in East Asia, 1842-1953

Bickers, RA. & Henriot, C., 2000, xiv ed. Manchester University Press. 290 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

Review of The Changing role of the British protestant missionaries in China, 1945-1952 by Oi Ki Ling

Bickers, RA., 2000, Journal of the History of Christianity in Modern China. Kam-keung, L. (ed.). Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, Vol. 3. p. 134 - 136

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Who were the Shanghai municipal police, and why where they there? The British recruits of 1919

Bickers, RA., 2000, New Frontiers: imperialism's new communities in East Asia 1842-1953. Bickers, R. & Henriot, C. (eds.). Manchester University Press, p. 170 - 191

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2001

Boxed out: How the British Museum suppressed discussion of British looting in China

Bickers, RA., 2001, In : TLS: The Times Literary Supplement. 5129, p. 15 - 15 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

The business of a secret war: Operation 'Remorse' and SOE salesmanship in Wartime China

Bickers, RA., Dec 2001, In : Intelligence and National Security. 16 (4), p. 11 - 36 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

"The greatest cultural asset east of Suez": the history and politics of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra and Public Band, 1881-1946

Bickers, R. A., Mar 2001, China and the world in the twentieth century: selected essays. Nankang, Taiwan: Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Vol. 2. p. 835 - 875

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

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2002

Review of Conflict and Cooperation in Sino-British Business, 1860-1911 by Eiichi Motono

Bickers, RA., 2002, In : The Journal of Asian Studies. 61, p. 681 - 683

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Review of Treason by the book by Jonathan Spence

Bickers, RA., 2002, In : History Today. 52, p. 59 - 59 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2003

Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

Bickers, RA., 2003, Columbia University. 410 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

Guanli Shanghai: weichi tongshang kouan de zhi'an (Ordering Shanghai: Policing a treaty port)

Bickers, RA., 2003, Zujie li de Shanghai (English title given as Shanghai in Foreign Concessions). Ma, C. (ed.). Shanghai kexueyuan chubanshe, p. 271 - 292

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Review of Prostitution and sexuality in Shanghai: A social History, 1849-1949 by Christian Henriot

Bickers, RA., 2003, In : History. 88, p. 495 - 496

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Shanghai gongbuju yuedui yu gonggong yuedui de lishi yu zhengzhi (1881-1946)

Bickers, RA., 2003, Shanghai de waiguoren (1842-1949). Yuezhi, X. (ed.). Shanghai guji chubanshe, p. 40 - 63

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Shei shi Shanghai de xunpu, weishenme tamen zai nali? 1919 nian de xinmo Yingguo xunpu

Bickers, RA., 2003, Shanghai de waiguoren (1842-1949). Yuezhi, X. (ed.). Shanghai guji chubanshe, p. 64 - 85

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2004

15 entries, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Bickers, RA., 2004, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Matthew, HCG. & Harrison, B. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Ordering Shanghai: Policing a treaty port, 1854-1900

Bickers, RA., 2004, Maritime Empires: British Imperial Maritime Trade in the Nineteenth Century. Killingray, D., Lincoln, M. & Rigby, N. (eds.). The Boydell Press in association with the National Maritime Museum, p. 173 - 194 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Review of Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China he lost by Jonathan Fenby

Bickers, RA., 2004, In : TLS: The Times Literary Supplement. 11 June 2004, p. 7 - 7 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Settlers and Diplomats: the end of British hegemony in the International Settlement, 1937-1945

Bickers, RA., 2004, In the shadow of the rising sun: Shanghai under Japanese occupation, 1937-45. Henriot, C. & Yeh, W. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 229 - 256

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2005

Review: British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, empire, and Cultural Encounter

Bickers, RA., 2005, In : American Historical Review. 110, p. 757 - 758

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Review: English Lessons: The pedagogy of imperialism in Nineteenth-century China

Bickers, RA., 2005, In : Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 33, p. 285 - 286 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2006

Chinabound: Crossing borders in treaty port China

Bickers, RA., 2006

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Purloined letters: history and the Chinese Maritime Customs Service

Bickers, RA., Jul 2006, In : Modern Asian Studies. 40, 3, p. 691 - 723 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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Review: Forgotten Armies: The fall of British Asia, 1941-1945

Bickers, RA., 2006, In : Pacific Affairs. 79, p. 332 - 334

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2007

Paul Cohen, the Boxers, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Bickers, RA., Oct 2007, In : The Chinese Historical Review. 14, p. 192 - 195

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Picturing China

Bickers, RA., Nov 2007, In : Asian Art Newspaper. p. 5 - 6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)