Berkeley, California: : University of California Press, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. Item #001834
318 pp. Extraterritoriality in China was originally intended to protect foreign nationals from the vagaries of Chinese justice. However, extraterritoriality quickly became a badge of superiority and attained the status of a vested interest. As its meaning broadened, it became the cornerstone for the entire structure of special privileges enjoyed by foreigners in China. By December 7, 1941, extraterritoriality had declined to little more than a legal term. Bound in maroon cloth, spine lettering yellow, previous owner's name stamped on front free endpaper, A very good copy in very good unclipped dust jacket with chipping to corners and spine ends and a few tiny closed edge tears.