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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.
By convention, "modern Shanghai" refers to Shanghai from its opening as a treaty port in 1843 to the Communist takeover in 1949.
Legal Orientalism sees unequal treaties and the Treaty Port system in relation to "Empire Studies.
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.
Part 1, "In Search of an Urban Identity," provides an overview of the dramatic growth and the changing composition of the population of Shanghai in the century following its designation as a treaty port in 1842.
Even before its opening as a treaty port in 1842, Shanghai was already exporting its cotton textiles, especially its "Nankeen" textiles to the west through Guangzhou.
In the first, the politics of place, 1839-1919, she presents an overview of the city's development as a treaty port following the first Opium War to the eve of the birth of radical working class politics that followed the anti-Japanese patriotic movement of 4 May 1919.
Under Anglo-Japanese treaty terms initiated with the Treaty of Yedo 1858, Britons accused of crimes or civil liabilities in the various Treaty Ports of Japan could only be brought before a court system operated by the British Consuls.
It is remembered as an "unequal treaty," especially in China, whereby Hong Kong was ceded to Britain, five treaty ports (including Canton) were opened to trade with the West, and China paid $21 million as indemnity for the war.
Apart from Munich there were two other failures - the handing over of the Treaty Ports to the Irish Republic, and almost complete inaction from September 1939 to April 1940, the so-called 'Phoney War'.
Foreign merchants, real estate investors, bondholders, missionaries, and residents in China lost their privileged lives in the treaty ports, their tax-free investments in China, and their homes (some foreigners had lived in China for several generations).
The CIM was established as a non-sectarian missionary organization specifically dedicated to extending the reach of missionary enterprise in China to regions far beyond the safe and familiar confines of the newly opened treaty ports.
The city's history of attrition with foreign colonisers, migrant workers and refugees, began in 1842 when Shanghai was chosen as one of the first five Treaty Ports in which foreigners would be allowed to trade, but not reside.
Clifford distinguishes between the vast Chinese hinterland and the Treaty Ports, which were heavily westernized.