In this episode, Rebecca Bowers spoke to 3rd Year Politics and Modern History student Bria Cotton, on Sino-British Relations in the 19th Century, the topic of her dissertation.

Discussing the key features of national memory and identity, Bria explained to us the importance of events such as the Boxer Rebellion and the Opium Wars, and furthermore how they have shaped current international relations to this date.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the Manchester Historian, applications are now open to join us for the next academic year. Whether you have experience in journalism or not, you can now apply to be a part of our copy editing, online, design or marketing teams for next year. Applications must be submitted to our email, by 24th May. So head over to our Facebook page to read about the positions available, and fill in the application form.

We will also be starting a crowdfunding campaign to help out with the magazine. Keep an eye out on social media for more information on that, and also for our upcoming issue: Politics, Corruption and Greed

This podcast was produced by the Manchester Historian Online Team, with special thanks to the University of Manchester Media Services Department for the equipment, the Design Team for the artwork and to MONKJACK for the music (see the link below for more from him).

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