The Diplomacy of Imperialism: France and Spain in Cochin China, 1858-63

@article{Thomson1940TheDO,
  title={The Diplomacy of Imperialism: France and Spain in Cochin China, 1858-63},
  author={R. S. Thomson},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1940},
  volume={12},
  pages={334 - 356}
}
  • R. S. Thomson
  • Published 1940
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
IN JANUARY, 1857, a former missionary to China, the abbe Huc, sent Napoleon III an interesting memoir on the Far East. It caught the emperor's attention and started a train of events which ended in the establishment of a French colonial empire in Indochina. A brief examination of this document is, therefore, warranted at the outset. First of all, it should be remarked, its timeliness had a good deal to do with its success. France was weighing the question of intervention in China to protect the… Expand
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