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Contents Table of Contents ii Illustration vi Acknowledgements xiv Abbreviation xvi Introduction The Rise of Japan 1 An Australian, Dr George Ernest Morrison 3 Morrison's Early Career 6 Chapter 1 International Relations in China, 1897-1905 The Scramble for Concessions, 1897-8 and the Boxer Uprising, 1900 16 16 The First Anglo-Japanese Agreement of Alliance, 1902 24 The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5 and the Second Anglo-Japanese Agreement of Alliance,1905 31 Aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War, the Fakumen Railway Incident and Morrison's 'Hidden Agenda' 40 The Sino-Japanese Agreement of 1909 56 Morrison's Role in Remolding British Public Opinion against Japan 62 Chapter 2 The Outbreak of the Revolution The Hukuang Railway Loans 82 Hukuang Project Involving Japan and Russia 98 The Szechuan Uprising 112 The Outbreak of the Hsinhai Revolution 126 The Powers' Reaction to the Outbreak 138 Morrison's Involvement in the Downfall of the Ch'ing Dynasty 148 Chapter 3 Morrison and Yuan Shih-kai Morrison, Yuan Shih-kai and the Ch'ing Dynasty 194 Yuan Shih-kai's Scheme 210 Relations between Morrison and J. N. Jordan 227 Morrison and Yuan-Shih-kai 238 Chapter 4 The Sino-Anglo-Japanese Diplomacy The Truce 270 Morrison, the Regent, T'ang Shao-yi and Prince Ch'ing 281 The Sino-Anglo-Japanese Diplomacy 291 Chapter 5 Morrison's Personal Diplomacy, 1911-1912 The Shanghai Peace Conference 324 The First Session of the Peace Conference 333 The Second Session of the Peace Conference 348 Morrison's Personal Diplomacy 366 Morrison's Influence on Jordan, Yuan Shih-kai and T'ang Shao-yi 375 Morrison's Influence on the British Foreign Office, Japanese Diplomacy Thwarted 388 Chapter 6 The Effect of Morrison's Work The Republic of China and its Presidency 426 Morrison's Involvement in Yuan Shih-kai's Political Intrigues 441 Morrison's Co-operation with Yuan Shih-kai's final Push for a Republic: Britain's Gain from the Revolution and Japan's frustration 456 Chapter 7 China after the Hsinhai Revolution Morrison Became Political Adviser to Yuan Shih-kai 489 Foreign Loans to the Republic of China 494 Morrison's Propaganda Campaign 508 The First World War 517 Morrison's Wish for Australia's Security, His Death 528 Summary/Conclusion 548 Bibliography 559
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