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The Opium Wars

The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another

by W. Travis Hanes

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Sourcebooks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: c 1500 to c 1900,
  • Crime & criminology,
  • War & defence operations,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Military - Other,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • China,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Modern - 19th Century,
  • Asia - China,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8373366M
    ISBN 101402201494
    ISBN 109781402201493

    China from the opium wars to the revolution (The Pantheon Asia library) by Chesneaux, Jean and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Opium Wars were two wars between China and Western countries during the Qing first was between Great Britain and China and lasted from until The second was from to and involved France as well.. The wars were about many other things than were also about opening China to European and American trade and on: Southern China, including Canton (present-day .

    In her book “The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China”, she says the move into opium by British traders was not, as claimed by many Chinese historians, a deliberate conspiracy to. A Communist Chinese view of the Opium War of , between Britain and China, compiled in by members of the history departments of Futan University and Shanghai Teachers' University. Preview this book.

    Harvest Book pb HB Octavo, card covers. pp, plates and maps, indexed. VG+ copy, no owner names. History of the Opium Wars of ; China resisted the evil but successful activities of the British to hook the people on its Bengalese opium, to make up 4/5(48). About Imperial Twilight. As China reclaims its position as a world power, Imperial Twilight looks back to tell the story of the country’s last age of ascendance and how it came to an end in the nineteenth-century Opium War. As one of the most potent turning points in the country’s modern history, the Opium War has since come to stand for everything that today’s China seeks to put behind it.


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A fascinating look at the other side of the Opium Wars. In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of and between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial by:   The bombardment of Guangzhou during the first Opium War in HONG KONG — InBritain went to war with China over questions of trade, diplomacy, national dignity and.

The Opium War is both the story of Chinas first conflict with the West and an analysis of the countrys contemporary self-image. It explores how This book describes the midth century conflict between Great Britain and China and the reverberations that remain to this day/5.

A well researched book describing the (series of) Opium Wars that were the start of China's humiliations by the Western Powers in the 19th Century and a still-festering source of national anger against their erstwhile by: This book is very informative and thought-provoking The Opium Wars book its discussions of the substance over which the war was fought.

Opium was an illegal narcotic in China from the 18th century onwards, and the Chinese state crackdown against it particularly intensified during the s. Opium Wars, two armed conflicts in China in the midth century between the forces of Western countries and of the Qing dynasty, which ruled China from to /The first Opium War (–42) was fought between China and Britain, and the second The Opium Wars book War (–60), also known as the Arrow War or the Anglo-French War in China, was fought by Britain and France against China.

IMPERIAL TWILIGHT The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age By Stephen R. Platt Illustrated. Alfred A. Knopf. $ A. Julia Lovell's new history of the opium war is a welcome piece of myth-busting. to spark off one of the bloodiest civil wars in history, which killed some 20 million people.

Throughout the. A well researched book describing the (series of) Opium Wars that were the start of China's humiliations by the Western Powers in the 19th Century and a still-festering source of national anger against their erstwhile aggressors/5(91).

Opium Wars book. Read 29 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of and 1 /5. The Opium Wars are rightly named: it was not trade per se but rather unrestricted drug trade by the Western powers, particularly Britain, that precipitated them.

As the wars unfolded, however, it became clear that far more than opium was ultimately involved. The very nature of China’s hitherto aloof relationship with the world was profoundlyFile Size: 1MB. Book Review: 'The Opium War' by Julia Lovell In the Opium War, China won at most one battle—and even that was largely due to the weather.

The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another. Author: W. Travis Hanes III,Frank Sanello; Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of and between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as.

In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of and between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial West. Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab traders brought it into China for medicinal purposes. As it took hold as a recreational drug, opium wrought havoc on Chinese society.3/5(5).

The first Opium War and its aftermath. In February the British government decided to launch a military expedition, and Elliot and his cousin, George (later Sir George) Elliot, were appointed joint plenipotentiaries to China (though the latter, in poor health, resigned in November).

In June, 16 British warships arrived in Hong Kong and sailed northward to the mouth of the Bei River to. For these reasons, as well as others, the Opium Wars marked a dramatic shift in Asian history.

Both wars were started over trade; the First Opium War was a blatant grab for money at the expense of a people who slowly succumbed en masse to drug addiction, while the Second Opium War was a war less about trade and more about national prestige. The two wars that followed have become known as the Opium Wars, and they led to the utter defeat of China, the establishment of a British colony in Hong Kong, and the continuation of a narcotics trade that was worth millions of pounds each year to the British.

The book is a very good intro to the subject for anyone who wants an overview of. Excellent account about the Opium authors are excellent in bringing the details without leaving any stone book shows how hypocritical the British and the Chinese people are when it comes to dealing with a problem that is so obvious.I found particularly interesting the fact that many Chinese people in important positions in the Goverment were opium several 5/5(5).

The Second Opium War was fought from Octoto Octoand was also known as the Arrow War or the Second Anglo-Chinese War, (although France joined in). Approximately 2, Western troops were killed or wounded, while China had Author: Kallie Szczepanski.

Whatever one thinks of governments, borders, wars on drugs, and individual liberty, the racism of the Opium Wars is what stands out to me.

Robert November at am. Julia Lovell's lucid account of the opium wars in China shows their impact and how attitudes acquired in the midth century persist to this day. Isabel Hilton. Published on Sat 10 Sep   A fascinating look at the other side of the Opium Wars.

In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of — and — between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial : Sourcebooks.If you had to read about the opium wars and the history of misunderstanding and outright deceit from both those dealing opium into China and the internal Chinese response, this is the best book.

Lovell has many theses, one of these is that both sides in the dispute - the British government and the Imperial Court - were not getting the real /5(81).