One major project of the research group is to ultimately produce a comprehensive history, under an international and interdisciplinary scope, of the sole Austro-Hungarian colony abroad, namely the concession held in common by the Empire of Austria and the Apostolic Kingdom of Hungary in the city of Tianjin (Northern China), from 1902 to 1917.
November 28th, 1900 - Austria-Hungary claims a concession for herself in Tianjin, after the Boxer War
September 7th, 1901 - "Protocole final" settling foreign claims after the Boxer War. As a result, Austria-Hungary obtains the right to
stationtroops in Beijing, Tianjin, Tanggu.
August 1902 - Austria-Hungary takes control of her own concession
December 27th, 1902 - Treaty between China and Austria-Hungary on the cession of the concession in Tianjin
1910 - Official disbandment of the Austro-Hungarian occupation corps in Northern China. Minimal personnel remains: 60 in Beijing, 20 in
Tianjin, 2 in Tanggu
1914 - Austria-Hungary freezes the assets of the French (majority) stakeholders in the Hotung-Baugesellschaft. Sending from Tianjin to
Qingdao of Austro-Hungarian marines.
July 31st, 1917 - Unveiling of the "Goennert plot" in Tianjin, for the Entente Powers to take over the Austro-Hungarian concession
August 14th, 1917 - China declares war to Austria-Hungary. Retrocession of Tianjin's Austro-Hungarian concession to China.