井の中の蛙

3/19/2010

Some Good Old Treaty Port Humor

Filed under: — K. M. Lawson @ 11:09 pm

I found this gem in a June 21, 1900 Washington Post article:

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It is a cute, and surely manufactured story, but it does get at something I have wondered about: did Asian powers who were granting special rights in their ports to Europeans ever seek any similar special trade access to certain ports in Europe?

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