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a port in China or Korea or Japan that once was open to foreign trade on the basis of a trading treaty

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The continued expansion in treaty port facilities and the freedom which foreigners obtained in 1895 to manufacture in China contributed substantially to the growth of the modern sector, including railways, banking, commerce, industrial production and mining.
The second is Frances Wood's No Dogs and Not Many Chinese: Treaty Port Life in China 1843-1943 ([pound]10.
By convention, "modern Shanghai" refers to Shanghai from its opening as a treaty port in 1843 to the Communist takeover in 1949.
These were the small treaty port people, whose fortunes were inextricably tied up with the existence of the British concessions and extraterritorial privileges in China.
Legal Orientalism sees unequal treaties and the Treaty Port system in relation to "Empire Studies.
Others, such as economist Chen Zhilong's summary of Sino-Indian trade through the treaty port city of Shanghai after 1842, contain more tables than text, and leave it to the reader to find the historical significance among the copious data.
The author has arranged the material in six chapters, examining the general history of the city, mystery surrounding specific chapters of its past, its rise as a treaty port in the eighteen-forties, fifties, sixties, the role of public debt in republican China, the past glories and present hopes of the city, and the longstanding rivalry the city has maintained with Hong Kong.
He argues that British naval power in East Asia was unable to colonize Japan, and that the Japanese traditional industries such as silk, tea, and coal developed smoothly without any important leadership by the government, being protected by the treaty port system, which worked to obstruct the activities of the Western merchants.
The study is organized cbronologically, divided into four periods: treaty port, imperialist metropolis, wartime, and People's Republic.
She begins with the treaty port 1842-1911, the metropolis 1912-37, the end of a world 1937-52, and Shanghai under communism.
The treaty also opened Chaozhou prefectural city as a new treaty port, but due to strong anti-foreign sentiment, foreign diplomats chose to establish themselves in Shantou port, about 60 miles from the prefectural city.
In its best years, Foochow exported more tea than any other treaty port, to the value of 29,533,000 silver dollars in 1878-79.
Hevia, who has worked on loot and the symbolic punishment of China; James Flath of Western Ontario, who will examine the representation of the Boxers in traditional Chinese new year prints; Jeffrey Wasserstrom (the Boxers in Chinese children's literature); Susanna Hoe (author of Women At The Siege, Peking 1900, 2000), and Robert Bickers (the Boxers in treaty port history).
The result was that the neighboring international treaty port of Chefoo (Zhefu), open on equal terms to the trade of all nations, eclipsed Weihaiwei (as it probably would have even had the railway been constructed and continues to do so even today).
Rowe argues that such flourishing of economic activity antedated the opening of the mid-Yangtze city as a treaty port.