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September 19, 2018

Angell’s diplomatic journey to China

August 13, 2018

Angell’s diplomatic journey to China

U-M President James Burrill Angell once played a crucial role in negotiating two treaties with China — an immigration treaty at the behest of the U.S. government, and a second trade treaty drafted by the Chinese, which in part enacted an absolute ban on Chinese-American commerce in opium.