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Current Projects


I am co-ordinating a project for HPC, researching photographs in regimental museums and collections relating to Britain’s military presence in China from the Second Opium War (1856-1860) to 1940.  The aim of the project is to build a data-base of regimental photographs, together with letters and journals, from which it will be possible to picture and describe the day-to day life of the military in China, both in and outside the combat zone, and how officers and other ranks interacted with their surroundings and local Chinese people. The images, data and related blogs/ posts will be stored on HPC. See, for example,


I am also beginning research for an article and eventual book on the lives of consular wives. 

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