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The Six-Day War of 1899Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism$
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Patrick H. Hase

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098992

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.001.0001

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Riots, Disturbances, Insurrection, and War: Armed Opposition to the Imperial Ideal

Riots, Disturbances, Insurrection, and War: Armed Opposition to the Imperial Ideal

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(p.23) 2 Riots, Disturbances, Insurrection, and War: Armed Opposition to the Imperial Ideal
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The Six-Day War of 1899
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Patrick H. Hase

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0003

Opposition to the British could take the form of demonstrations, riots, or other civil disturbances, or else insurrection, rebellion, and open war. The reaction of the Imperial authorities differed sharply as to how to deal on the one hand with civil disturbance, and on the other with rebellion. The one was to be “pacified”, the other “suppressed”. The insurrection, rebellion, and open war are first introduced. The role of the Imperial Army in dealing with rebellion or open war is also shown. It then describes the civil disturbance. It was an essential feature of British Imperial law that the regular Army could not normally take any active military action within any area with a settled civilian Government, without the consent of the civilian authorities. In addition, April 1899 disturbances in the New Territories are discussed.

Keywords:   British Imperial law, riots, civil disturbances, insurrection, rebellion, open war, Imperial authorities, Imperial Army

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