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China, 1800–1912

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...The early nineteenth century was pivotal for China. Centuries of relative admiration from Western countries gave way to a ‘Century of Humiliation’ following Britain’s invasion of China during the first Opium War (1839–42). China’s defeat...

France, 1830–1914

Tanis Hinchcliffe

Tanis Hinchcliffe is an independent architectural historian based in London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...Nineteenth-century France saw political upheavals that brought to power various factions of differing political colour. After Napoléon Bonaparte fell, the Bourbon kings were restored from 1815 to 1830, and Charles X attempted to play...

Italian Peninsula, 1830–1914

Virginia Bernardini

Virginia Bernardini is an architect and architectural historian based in Rome, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...In 1830, Italy was still divided into many separate states: Papal States; Sicily; Grand Duchy of Tuscany; Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (Austrian Empire); Kingdom of Sardinia (part of the House of Savoy); and others. Yet all spoke the same...

Korea, 1876–1945

Inha Jung

Inha Jung is a critic, historian and Professor of Architecture at Hanyang University (ERICA Campus) in Seoul, South Korea. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The 1876 Japan–Korea Treaty of Amity (Treaty of Ganghwa) marked Korea’s forced entry onto the world stage and its first step towards foreign domination. After opening up Busan, Wonsan and Incheon to Japanese traders and settlers, the Joseon...

Africa, 1830–1914

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the mid-nineteenth century, much of Africa appeared mysterious and unknown to the rest of the world. Various colonial powers had settled around its coastal periphery, conspicuous by their alien constructions – forts, warehouses...