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Grounds of JudgmentExtraterritoriality and Imperial Power in Nineteenth-Century China and Japan$
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Par Kristoffer Cassel

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199792054

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792054.001.0001

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Codifying Extraterritoriality

Codifying Extraterritoriality

The Chinese “Unequal Treaties”

(p.39) 2 Codifying Extraterritoriality
Grounds of Judgment

Pär Kristoffer Cassel

Oxford University Press

This chapter charts the evolution of jurisdiction over foreigners in Qing China from the late nineteenth century through the Sino-British “Chefoo Convention” of 1876, which was the last British treaty to deal with extraterritoriality to any large extent before the turn of the century. Prior to the Opium War, the Qing Empire granted foreigners far more legal autonomy than the contemporary Ottoman Empire did under the “Capitulations,” a series of treaties between the Sublime Porte and Western nations, which were concluded from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries.

Keywords:   Qing Empire, unequal treaties, Opium War, Chefoo Convention

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