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
Family and Memory in Old Hong Kong
Music-making in the Customs Service
Interview: Barrister’s Best: https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/barrister's-best-andrew-hillier-qc
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/
Weihaiwei and the 1st Chinese Regiment – 2. Peking and After http://visualisingchina.net/blog/?s=1st+Chinese
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