By Stephen A. Royle
In April 1885 the British military seized the small archipelago of Port Hamilton (now Geomundo) off Korea, an incident dubbed the Port Hamilton Affair. This was once a part of a bigger tale of Empire and East Asian geopolitics regarding China, Japan, Korea and Russia. on the time Britain and Russia appeared just about battle over Afghanistan, and taking the islands, with their sheltered anchorage, might deny them to Russia whereas they could be beneficial in any blockade of the Russian fleet in Vladivostok. despite the fact that, even during this imperial period, there have been qualms approximately seizing inhabited territory belonging to a pleasant country, if purely in the course of the precedent it might probably set for others – quite Russia – to do an identical. hence, Britain under pressure that profession was once transitority and tried to realize valid keep watch over anyway, through issuing leases. In the development, after a lot political posturing from East Asian international locations, provided that the geopolitical scenario more suitable and there has been no battle with Russia, the British, after assurances that Russia wouldn't take Port Hamilton, slipped away in February 1887. Geomundo again to obscurity.
This publication, the 1st full-length research of the Port Hamilton Affair, is predicated round modern fabric various from published dispatches and govt studies to unique archival manuscripts. this permits the book’s scope to diversity from environment the Port Hamilton Affair into its context in the excessive geopolitics of East Asia via examine of the lifetime of the garrison stationed at the islands to relatives among the powerless indigenous islanders and their British occupiers.
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Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885–1887 (Empires in Perspective) by Stephen A. Royle