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China in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries A British Point of View Concerning the Chinese and Lord Macartney’s Mission James Gillray (1756-1815) was an English political cartoonist who specialized in caricature, a style of drawing that exaggerates certain features of a subject to make fun of them. His cartoons were widely distributed throughout Great Britain and Europe and often critical of the British King, George III. The cartoon below, entitled “ The reception of the diplomatique and his suite, at the Court of Pekin” was published in 1792, a year before Lord Macartney’s actual interaction with the Qing Emperor. Sources: “James Gillray,” Encyclopedia Britannica. ; “Gillray's Techniques,” A political cartoon entitled, The reception of the diplomatique and his suite, at the Court of Pekin , by James Gillray (died 1815), published 1792. Image is courtesy of wikimedia commons and is in the public domain
The Qing Emperor’s Response to Lord Macartney’s Mission Lord Macartney One of the most famous British attempts to expand trade with China demonstrates the miscommunication between the two nations. Lord Macartney (George Macartney, 1737-1806) led a mission in 1793 to the

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