Professor Robert A Bickers

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

  • BS8 1TB

1992 …2020

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2019

Visions of China

Bickers, R., 25 Jul 2019, Embers of Empire in Brexit Britain. Ward, S. & Rasch, A. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 157-166

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2018

Legal Fiction: Extraterritoriality as an Instrument of British Power in China in the long nineteenth century

Bickers, R., Jul 2018, Empire in Asia: A New Global History. Volume Two: The Long Nineteenth Century. Brunero, D. M. & Farrell, B. P. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 53-80

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2017

1899-1900: révolte et guerre des Boxeurs

Bickers, R., Oct 2017, Histoire du monde au XIXe siècle. Singaravélou, P. & Venayre, S. (eds.). Paris: Fayard, p. 373-376 4 p.

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2016

Introduction: Treaty Ports in Modern China: Law, land and power

Bickers, R., 2016, Treaty Ports in Modern China: Law, land and power. Routledge, p. 1-22 22 p.

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Moving stories: Memorialisation and its legacies in treaty port China

Bickers, R., 28 Jan 2016, Decolonising Imperial Heroes: Cultural legacies of the British and French Empires. Jones, M., Sèbe, B., Taithe, B. & Yeandle, P. (eds.). Routledge, p. 40-70 31 p.

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Restoration and reform, 1860-1900

Bickers, R., 23 Jun 2016, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China. Wasserstrom, J. N. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 63-89 27 p.

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‘Throwing Light on Natural Laws’: Meteorology on the China coast, 1869-1912

Bickers, R., 31 May 2016, Treaty Ports in Modern China: Law, land and power. Bickers, R. & Jackson, I. (eds.). Routledge, p. 180-201 22 p.

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2015

Britain and China, and India, 1830s-1940s

Bickers, R., 31 Jul 2015, Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, finance and war. Bickers, R. & Howlett, J. J. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 58-83 25 p.

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Introduction: Britain and China

Bickers, R. & Howlett, J. J., 31 Jul 2015, Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War. Bickers, R. & Howlett, J. J. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 1-21 21 p.

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Tsingtao and China

Bickers, R., 1 Nov 2015, The Sikh Chronicles: The Official Journal of the WW1 Sikh Memorial Fund. Singh-Sohal, J. (ed.). WW1 Sikh Memorial Fund, p. 36-39

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2013

British concessions and Chinese cities, 1910-1930s

Bickers, RA., 1 Mar 2013, New Narratives of Urban Space in Republican Chinese Cities: Emerging Social, Legal and Governance Orders. So, B. K. L. & Zelin, M. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 157-195 40 p. (Modern East Asia in a Global Historical Perspective).

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Loose ties that bound: British empire, colonial authority and Hong Kong

Bickers, R. A., 15 Jun 2013, Negotiating Autonomy in Greater China: Hong Kong and Its Sovereign Before and After 1997. Yep, R. K-M. (ed.). Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, p. 29-54 15 p. (Governance in Asia).

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2012

The lives and deaths of photographs in early treaty port China

Bickers, RA., 1 Dec 2012, Visualizing China 1845-1965: Moving and Still images in Historical Narratives. Henriot, C. & Yeh, W. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 3-38 35 p.

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‘Good work for China in every possible direction’: the Foreign Inspectorate of the Chinese Maritime Customs, 1854-1950

Bickers, RA., 2012, Twentieth Century Colonialism and China: Localities, the Everyday, and the World. Goodman, B. & Goodman, D. (eds.). Routledge, p. 25 - 36

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4 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Foreword to Shanghai Policeman

Bickers, R. A., 1 Jun 2011, Shanghai Policeman. Hong Kong: Earnshaw Books, p. ix

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2010

Anglo-Japanese relations and treaty port China: the case of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service

Bickers, RA., 2010, The International History of East Asia, 1900-1968: Trade, ideology and the quest for order. Best, A. (ed.). Routledge, p. 35 - 56 21 p.

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Citizenship by correspondence in the Shanghai International Settlement, 1919-43

Bickers, RA., 2010, Citadins et citoyens dans la Chine du XXe siècle. Essais d'histoire sociale en hommage à Marie-Claire Bergère. Chevrier, Y. & Xiao-Planes, A. R. E. X. (eds.). Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, p. 227 - 262

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Introduction: Britains and Britons over the seas

Bickers, RA., 2010, Settlers and expatriates: Britons over the seas. Bickers, R. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 1 - 17 17 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Shanghailanders and others: British communities in treaty port China, 1843-1957

Bickers, RA., 2010, Settlers and expatriates: Britons over the seas. Bickers, R. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 269 - 302 33 p.

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2009

On not being (Ma)caoed in Hong Kong: British officials minds and actions in 1967

Bickers, RA., 2009, May days in Hong Kong: Riot and emergency in 1967. Bickers, R. & Yep, R. (eds.). Hong Kong University Press, p. 53 - 67 14 p.

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2008

Drink Ewo Beer

Bickers, RA., 2008, The Thistle and the Jade: A celebration of175 years of Jardine Matheson. K., M. & weatherall, R. C. (eds.). Frances Lincoln, p. 261 - 263 3 p.

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2004

15 entries, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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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.

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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

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2003

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

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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

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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

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2001

"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

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2000

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

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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

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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.

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1996

"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.

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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.

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