Peripheries of empire: G.E. Morrison's An Australian in China

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColonialism, China and the Chinese
Subtitle of host publicationAmidst Empires
Editors Peter Monteath, Matthew P. Fitzpatrick
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429753466
ISBN (Print)9781138389403
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameEmpires in Perspective


  • George Ernest Morrison
  • International relations
  • imperialism
  • China
  • London
  • high politics


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