Publications

Publications, blogs and reviews

Mediating Empire reviewed by Robert Nield:

 

Written in a light, yet engagingly informative style, the book is an examination of the relationship between family and empire …Hillier has gone beyond the significant achievements of the cast-members of his book, by incorporating an analysis of the extent to which family was ‘a key enabler of Britain’s imperial presence in China’ … at no stage does this … appear forced or contrived. The players’ interaction with and dependence on each other are clear to see. This is a book that was waiting to be written.

For the full review, see Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong, 60 (2020), pp. 261-3.

Mediating Empire: An English Family in China. 1817-1927 (Folkestone: Renaissance Books, 2020),

Dearest Martha: The Letters and Life of Eliza Hillier – Hong Kong, Shanghai, England (Hong Kong: Hong Kong City University Press), forthcoming later this year.

Bridging Cultures: The Forging of the China Consular Mind, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 47 (2019), pp. 742-772.

With Simon Landy‘At Home in Siam: Being a Consular Wife’,  Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch, For the full article, see  Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong, 60 (2020), pp. 160-185.

 

Blogs etc from elsewhere  ​

A Miniature World’: Photographs and Memories of Internment in China

http://visualisingchina.net/blog/2020/06/29/internment-in-china/

 

Family and Memory in Old Hong Kong

https://hkhistory.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/2020/06/22/andrew-hillier-on-family-and-memory-in-old-hong-kong/

 

Music-making in the Customs Service

https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/specialcollections/music-making-in-the-customs-service/

 

Interview: Barrister’s Best: https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/barrister's-best-andrew-hillier-qc

http://visualisingchina.net/blog/2020/04/22/a-banker-and-his-amanuensis/

welovebse.com/2020/01/the-scholar-and-the-mandarins/

 

Shanghailanders and the Quest for Home https://colonialfamilies.wordpress.com/

The Kodak comes to Peking  http://visualisingchina.net/blog/?s=kodak+to+peking

 

With a Camera in Yunnan: the Ethnographic Expeditions of Frederic W. Carey http://visualisingchina.net/blog/?s=carey

 

Dear Mother, Dear Father’: Legation Letters Home https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/specialcollections/legation-letters-home/    

https://chinesemoneymatters.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/charles-batten-hillier-1820-1856/

 

The Banker’s Bullet-Ridden Buick  http://visualisingchina.net/blog/?s=bullet-ridden

 

Weihaiwei and the 1st Chinese Regiment – 2. Peking and After http://visualisingchina.net/blog/?s=1st+Chinese

https://www.welovebse.com/2020/01/the-scholar-and-the-mandarins/

 

Imperial Boredom; Monotony and the British Empire    https://reviews.history.ac.uk/review/2332

 

I have taken part in an HSBC film about Guy Hillier’s career https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chvh7hLJCUg

 

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