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The Austro-Hungarian Concession, Tientsin

The Austro-Hungarian Concession was the smallest and the shortest of the foreign concessions in Tientsin, lasting a mere 16 years from 1901 to 1917.  Like the German Concession, it was surrendered to the Chinese just after World War I ended. 141 more words

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Die Deutsch Konzession, Tientsin

The German Concession was established in 1899 and lasted a mere 18 years till 1917, the end of World War I. That said, the Germans invested their territory with a distinctly Teutonic identity. 269 more words

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La Concessione Italiana, Tientsin

The Italian Concession is unique in history, because it is probably the only Italian colonial territory in all of the Far East.  It was established in 1901 and was governed by the then-Kingdom of Italy till 1947. 414 more words

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La Concession Française, Tientsin

The French concession was established in the same year as the British concession, in the aftermath of the Treaty of Tientsin.  It sat to the northwest of the British Concession, and was about two thirds of its same. 94 more words

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The Five Great Avenues (五大道), British Concession, Tientsin

The Five Great Avenues is a residential area towards the Western end of the British Concession.  It is a rectangular area containing more than 22 suburban streets lined with concession-era residential villas. 235 more words

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The British (and American) Concession, Tientsin

The British Concession was the oldest foreign concession in Tientsin, dating from 1860.  It was leased in perpetuity to the British Crown and occupied some 200 acres on the left bank of Pei Ho River. 221 more words

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The Grand Tour II-8: Heavenly Ford...Tientsin (天津)

Of all the cities on this Grand Tour of the Far East, Tientsin (spelled Tianjin in pinyin) is my favourite by far, for three reasons. 498 more words

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