The Australian-born George Ernest Morrison, sometimes known as “Chinese” Morrison or “Morrison of Peking,” established an international reputation for himself as the first permanent correspondent of The Times of London in China’s capital. It was a position he held for fifteen years from 1897, a crucial period in modern Chinese history, and one on which he not only reported but in which he was an active participant. From 1912, Morrison accepted an offer from President Yuan Shi-kai to act as an adviser to the Republic of China. In the First World War, he worked to bring China into the war against Germany, and in the aftermath of the war he helped prepare China’s submissions to the peace conference in Paris.
|Title of host publication||Colonialism, China and the Chinese|
|Editors||Peter Monteath, Matthew P. Fitzpatrick|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Empires in Perspective|
- Chinese diaspora
Monteath, P. (2019). Peripheries of Empire: G. E. Morrison’s An Australian in China. In P. Monteath, & M. P. Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Colonialism, China and the Chinese (pp. 184-197). (Empires in Perspective). Routledge.