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The Customs College and Leave

Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099616
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207301 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0012
The Customs College and Leave

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After his short leave, Brewitt-Taylor (B-T( assumed the position of full Commissioner at the ICMC Headquarters in Peking. B-T was Co-Director of the new Customs College, and he was in charge of providing selected Chinese with training for various senior positions, particularly assistant commissioner posts, in the ICMC. The Customs college was recognized as a model institution for training civil servants since it was able to provide four-year higher education courses and serve as a pathway for earning a good career in the Customs Service. The curriculum encompasses a wide variety of subjects such as economics and statistics, law, history, and languages. Teachers included academics from Peking universities and those who held positions in the Customs. This chapter illustrates B-T's work at the college, his son Raymond's visit to China, and his leave and various family issues that had to be addressed.

Keywords: ICMC Headquarters; full Commissioner; Customs College; civil servant training; leave; family issues; Raymond Brewitt-Taylor

Chapter.  4826 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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