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Stephen A. Royle's Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, PDF

By Stephen A. Royle

In April 1885 the British military seized the small archipelago of Port Hamilton (now Geomundo) off Korea, an incident dubbed the Port Hamilton Affair. This used to be a part of a bigger tale of Empire and East Asian geopolitics regarding China, Japan, Korea and Russia. on the time Britain and Russia appeared just about warfare over Afghanistan, and taking the islands, with their sheltered anchorage, might deny them to Russia whereas they may be important in any blockade of the Russian fleet in Vladivostok. even if, even during this imperial period, there have been qualms approximately seizing inhabited territory belonging to a pleasant state, if in simple terms throughout the precedent it will possibly set for others – really Russia – to do a similar. therefore, Britain under pressure that career was once transitority and tried to realize valid keep watch over anyway, through issuing leases. In the development, after a lot political posturing from East Asian international locations, on condition that the geopolitical scenario greater and there has been no battle with Russia, the British, after assurances that Russia wouldn't take Port Hamilton, slipped away in February 1887. Geomundo again to obscurity.



This booklet, the 1st full-length examine of the Port Hamilton Affair, is predicated round modern fabric various from published dispatches and govt experiences to unique archival manuscripts. this permits the book’s scope to variety from surroundings the Port Hamilton Affair into its context in the excessive geopolitics of East Asia via examine of the lifetime of the garrison stationed at the islands to kinfolk among the powerless indigenous islanders and their British occupiers.

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