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The Post-1949 Period

The cooperation between the old Chinese staff and the CCP cadres was generally peaceful from 1949-1957, but the Hundred Flowers Campaign of 1957 caused a serious collision between the staff and the cadres. As they was dissatisfied with the CCP’s … Continue reading

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The Post-War Period

After the War, Ting was assigned to rehabilitate the Shanghai Inspectorate but Little stayed in the Chongqing Inspectorate to prepare to move back to Shanghai. Ting properly assigned the Chinese staff who served the Kishimoto Customs Service to new posts … Continue reading

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The Wartime Period

After 1941, the Wang Jingwei government’s Customs Service was headed by Kishimoto Hirokichi (岸本廣吉) and the Chongqing government’s was headed by C. H. B. Joly (周驪), Maze (he went back to Chongqing in 1943 for his pension and then left … Continue reading

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The Nationalist Period

The Nationalist Period From 1929-1937 China was rather peaceful and the financial condition of the Nationalist Government recovered rapidly. The foreignness and privileges of the CMCS was then regulated by the Government but some part of its special status still partially remained. … Continue reading

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The Early Republic

After the collapse of the Qing Empire in 1912, the IMCS was renamed the Chinese Maritime Customs Service (CMCS) and Sir Francis Aglen (安格聯1869-1932, 3rd IG 1911-1927) became the most powerful man in the Chinese government. Although he was not a … Continue reading

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The Imperial Period

The initiation of the foreign Inspectorate General of Customs was, to some extent, an accident. In 1853 the Xiaodiaohui (小刀會Short Sword Society) revolted in Shanghai. The French, British and American Consuls found it necessary to transfer the responsibility of Customs … Continue reading

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The Research Project on China’s Customs Service, 1854-present, is funded by the Center for Geographci Information Science, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica.

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