About the project and project team; Archives; Bibliographies; Information on staff; Meteorological work of the Chinese Maritime Customs; Occasional papers; Online digitized publications; Writings by or about foreign members of the Customs Service and their families
Digitization projects such as Google Books and others have scanned numerous books published by the Maritime Customs. The list below is a preliminary one of publications that can all be accessed online and downloaded as PDF files via Internet Archive (hint: if you seem unable to access a PDF click on the link ‘All files HTTP’).
Harvard University has placed online in digital form a great number of Customs publications, as part of its collaboration with Professor Wu Songdi at Fudan University. THese are accessible though searching its library catalogue.
A glossary of the principal Chinese expressions occurring in postal documents (1906), Ferguson, Jan Willem Helenus
Banking and prices in China (1903) Edkins, Joseph
Chinese currency (1901), Edkins, Joseph
Chinese Maritime Customs. Staff Organisation and Control (Shanghai, 1936)
Chinese music (1884) Van Aalst, J. A.
The Coastwise Lights of China: An Illustrated Account of the Chinese Maritime Customs Light Service (Shanghai, 1932) Banister, T. Roger
Customs Gazette (also known as Quarterly Returns of Trade). Nos.1-4 (1869) (on Internet Archive); Nos. 5-8 (1870) (on Google Books); Nos.11-36 (1871-1877) (on Internet Archive). As well as trade data, this has records of staff appointments, transfers, and withdrawals.
Customs Medical Reports, reports nos 1-60 (1870-1900), and 68-80 (1904-10), have been scanned and placed online by the US National Oceanographic Data Center.
Drew, Edward B., ‘Sir Robert Jart and His LIfe Work in China’, The Journal of Race Development 4:1 (1913), pp. 1-33.
Hai kuan yü yen pi hsü = An Anglo-Chinese glossary for customs and commercial use (1914) Williams, C. A. S.
Handbook on etiquette in Chinese official intercourse (1912), Li Mao-hsün
King, Paul, In the Chinese Customs Service (1924).
Mason, Charles Welsh, “The S.G.” : a romance of Peking (1900)
[Mason, Charles Welsh] Croskey, Julian, The Shen’s pigtail, and other cues of Anglo-China life (1894)
Opium : historical note = or, The poppy in China (1889), Edkins, Joseph
The Origin and Development of the Chinese Customs Service, 1843 – 1911: An Historical Outline (Shanghai, 1936), Wright, Stanley F.
Provisional Instructions for the Guidance of the In-Door Staff. First issue (Shanghai, 1878)
Quarterly Returns of Trade, 1869, 1870, 1871-1877. See Customs Gazette, above.
Reports on Trade at the Treaty Ports (1859-1864)
Reports on Trade at the Treaty Ports (1867-69)
Reports on Trade at the Treaty Ports (1870-72)
Reports on Trade at the Treaty Ports (1873-74)
The revenue and taxation of the Chinese empire (1903), Edkins, Joseph
Sir Robert Hart: The Romance of a Great Career (1909), Bredon, Juliet
Text book of documentary Chinese, with a vocabulary, for the special use of the Chinese customs service (Volume 1) (1885), Hirth, Friedrich, 1845-1927
Trade statistics of the treaty ports, for the period 1863-1872 (1873). Prepared for the Austro-Hungarian Universal exhibition, Vienna, 1873.
Typhoon anchorages (1893)