Bargaining with the state from afar : American citizenship in treaty port China, 1844-1942

Eileen P. Scully

In the early 1990s, when organizations representing the 2.6 million U.S. nationals living abroad appealed to Congress for their own non-voting representative, the response of one Senator was to dismiss these "moans of the mink-swathed Americans abroad." However, the image of a life of luxury abroad is usually a harsher reality complicated by income taxes, military duty, and legal jurisdiction. What exactly is the obligation of a state toward citizens who live outside its borders? Bargaining with the State from Afar traces the relationship between the United States federal government and sojourning Americans living in the colonial enclaves of pre-World War II China. This group of Americans was not subject to Chinese law, but rather to an amalgam of laws borrowed from the District of Columbia and other territorial codes, as well as to local ordinances enacted by foreigners themselves. Scully explores U.S. government efforts to police this anomalous zone in the American policy and places the struggle between federal officials and sojourning U.S. nationals in the larger context of changing international law and modern citizenship regimes. She argues that the American experience with extraterritorial justice in China offers an important new vantage point from which to examine a singular area in the history of modern states. This case study of U.S. consular jurisdiction reveals the legal, political, and cultural process through which modern states have struggled to govern citizens outside their borders. Scully's examination of the U. S. Court for China is one of the first serious analysis of this anomalous institution.

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  • Introduction and Overview1. Extraterritoriality in the Changing World of the Nineteenth Century2. Extraterritorial Americans, Before the Rush to Empire3. Colonizing the Colonizers4. Progressivism Shanghaied5. Wilsonianism and American Imperial Citizenship6. Interwar Demise of Consular JurisdictionEpilogue: Sojourning Americans in the Age of Empire

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  • Introduction and Overview 1. Extraterritoriality in the Changing World of the Nineteenth Century 2. Extraterritorial Americans, Before the Rush to Empire 3. Colonizing the Colonizers 4. Progressivism Shanghaied 5. Wilsonianism and American Imperial Citizenship 6. Interwar Demise of Consular Jurisdiction Epilogue: Sojourning Americans in the Age of Empire

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書名 Bargaining with the state from afar : American citizenship in treaty port China, 1844-1942
著作者等 Scully Eileen P.
出版元 Columbia University Press
刊行年月 c2001
ページ数 x, 306 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0231121091
0231121083
NCID BA51793911
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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