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William Reynolds Braisted

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032887

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032887.001.0001

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The Canton Customs Crisis

The Canton Customs Crisis

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(p.23) 2 The Canton Customs Crisis
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Diplomats in Blue
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William Reynolds Braisted

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0002

This chapter examines the impact of the 1923 Canton customs crisis on the Asiatic Fleet in the Far East. It suggests that the crisis provided the treaty powers with an opportunity for a classic demonstration of naval power in support of the so-called unequal treaty system. During this time, the responsibilities of the Asiatic Fleet's South China Patrol were extended along the South China coasts of Fukien and Kwangtung provinces and the three tributaries of the Pearl River.

Keywords:   customs crisis, Canton, Asiatic Fleet, China, treaty powers, South China Patrol, Fukien, Kwangtung, Pearl River

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