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 concerning China, Japan, Korea and Russia. on the time Britain and Russia appeared with reference to warfare over Afghanistan, and taking the islands, with their sheltered anchorage, might deny them to Russia whereas they could be precious in any blockade of the Russian fleet in Vladivostok. although, even during this imperial period, there have been qualms approximately seizing inhabited territory belonging to a pleasant kingdom, if merely throughout the precedent it will probably set for others – quite Russia – to do a similar. hence, Britain under pressure that career was once transitority and tried to realize valid keep an eye on anyway, through issuing leases. In the development, after a lot political posturing from East Asian international locations, on condition that the geopolitical scenario more advantageous and there has been no struggle with Russia, the British, after assurances that Russia wouldn't take Port Hamilton, slipped away in February 1887. Geomundo back to obscurity.
This e-book, the 1st full-length research of the Port Hamilton Affair, relies round modern fabric various from published dispatches and govt reviews to unique archival manuscripts. this permits the book’s scope to diversity from surroundings the Port Hamilton Affair into its context in the excessive geopolitics of East Asia via learn of the lifetime of the garrison stationed at the islands to relatives among the powerless indigenous islanders and their British occupiers.
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Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885–1887 (Empires in Perspective) by Stephen A. Royle