Who was Robert Hart?
Answered By: Susan Kirkpatrick Last Updated: Aug 11, 2015 Views: 45
Born in Ulster and a Queen’s graduate, Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911) was Inspector General of the Imperial Customs, Peking 1863-1908. A key figure in China’s 19th century history and its relations with the West, it is impossible to write a history of the late Qing Empire without reference to Hart. The extensive Hart Collection at Special Collections & Archives is a key resource for researchers, a listing of the collection is available here.
Selections from this collection are available online through the links below.
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