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CHINA FROM THE OPIUM WARS TO 1 (Pantheon Asia Library)

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Published by Pantheon .
Written in English


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Number of Pages412
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Open LibraryOL7462040M
ISBN 100394709349
ISBN 109780394709345
OCLC/WorldCa2371739

  The book "Fighting Ships of the Far East Vol. 1 China and Southeast Asia" by Stephen Turnbull has some info on Chinese paddle-wheel boats, describing their construction and how they were propelled by teams of men pushing 'pedals' that drove the paddle-wheels, but the boats it focuses on are from an earlier time period (the book stops in the. You Need to Study the Opium Wars (They Changed China and Asia's History Forever) by Sebastien Roblin Ap This Is the War That Destroyed China (And Could Be the Reason for Another Big War).


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CHINA FROM THE OPIUM WARS TO 1 (Pantheon Asia Library) by Marianne Bastide Download PDF EPUB FB2

One could misconstrue the title of this book as a reference to the first Opium War of to A cursory review of the content would reinforce this view as the 2nd Opium War, the scale of which was on a par with the preceding conflict, receives scant attention with just three pages devoted to by: Further CHINA FROM THE OPIUM WARS TO 1 book.

Beeching, Jack. The Chinese Opium Wars (Harvest Books, ); Fay, Peter Ward. The Opium War, – barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the early part of the nineteenth century and the war by which they forced her gates ajar (Univ of North Carolina Press, ).; Gelber, Harry G. Opium, Soldiers and Evangelicals: Britain's –42 War with China, and Its Aftermath.

The opium wars in China were a contest between the Chinese and the British which extended from toand were renewed in What these wars were about is a matter of contention.

Jack Beeching, in this engaging and detailed book about the conflicts takes the position that they really were about what the name implies, smuggling opium Cited by: 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. Imports of opium into China stood at chests annually inwhen the first anti-opium edict was promulgated.

By the time Chinese authorities reissued the prohibition in starker terms inthe figure had leaped; CHINA FROM THE OPIUM WARS TO 1 book, chests were imported in the year The decade of the s witnessed a rapid rise in opium trade, and byjust before the First Opium War, it had climbed to.

The Opium Wars in the midth century were a critical juncture in modern Chinese history. The first Opium War was fought between China and Great Britain from to In the second Opium War, from toa weakened China fought both Great Britain and France.

China lost both wars. Pantheon Books, Dec 1, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. Discussions of key events, developments, and personalities in China between and are followed by selected illustrative documents. Glossary. Bibliogs. China from the Opium Wars to the Revolution.

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 s: The Opium War in both Chinese and Western historiography has taken on a momentous significance as an almost mystically pre-destined clash between the two big civilisations of China and Great Britain.

Polachek, by contrast, argues amongst other things that the Opium War was triggered by Chinese policy makers in a fit of bureaucratic haste. Paul French's book has an excellent concept as a one-volume historical narrative of the immense subject of the foreign journalists who worked in China from the Opium Wars to the time of Mao.

Clearly French knows a lot about China in general and this specialised subject in s: 3. The First Opium War (Chinese: 第一次鴉片戰爭; pinyin: Dìyīcì Yāpiàn Zhànzhēng), also known as the Opium War or the Anglo-Chinese War, was a series of military engagements fought between Britain and the Qing dynasty of China.

The immediate issue was Chinese official seizure of opium stocks at Canton to stop the banned opium trade, and threatening the death penalty for future. The Opium Wars of to and to marked a new stage in China’s relations with the West.

China’s military defeats in these wars forced its rulers to sign treaties opening many ports to foreign trade.

The restrictions imposed under the Canton system were abolished. Opium, despite imperial prohibitions, now became a regular item. Britain and France waged a second Opium War against China from to China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, alludes to the era in his call for a “China Dream” of national rejuvenation.

Buy The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China Main Market by Lovell, Julia (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Reviews: China from the Opium Wars to the Revolution ii iii China from the Opium Wars to the Revolution by Jean Chesneaux, Marianne Bastid, and Marie-Claire Bergere 1 The transcription of Chinese that will be used in this book is Pinym, adopted in the People's Republic of China in and gradually coming into favor among Western scholars.

A fascinating look at the other side of the Opium WarsIn 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.3/5(4).

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 colonizations.

China from the Opium Wars to the Revolution book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Translation of: 'Des guerres de l'opium a /5(15).

Elizabeth Corrin, in ChinaDevelopment of law in China in modern history. The first dabbling with the idea of adopting a constitution in China and implementing constitutional government took place during the Qing dynasty (/12) – the last of the dynasties in China – and followed on from the Opium Wars (–).

The effect of the Opium Wars, in which foreign. 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 Opium War (–60), also known as the Arrow War or the Anglo-French War in China, was fought by Britain and France against China.

Here are two books that I have read on the Opium Wars: by Jack Beeching Description: An account of the demoralizing introduction of opium addiction in nineteenth-century China by British and American traders, its impact on Chinese society and life, and the resulting series of Opium Wars.

Modernization and Revolution in China: From the Opium Wars to World Power by Jay Corrin; June Grasso; Michael G. Kort and a great selection of related books, art. About the Book - The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of Modern China In Octobera cabinet meeting in Windsor voted to fight Britain s first Opium War with China.

The conflict turned out to be rich in tragicomedy: in bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration. Yet over the past years, this strange tale of misunderstanding, incompetence.

The text books would have pictures of Chinese people smoking pipes of opium. The history book would explain the war between China and England, for no loftier purpose than to keep China’s harbors open to opium ships inbound from India, whose colonial economy depended on the export of opium to the Chinese population.

The books also contained. If the topic is interesting and certainly unknown to many, the Opium Wars might not derserve a pages book to be dealt with. As honest Brian Inglis might be laying bare the amorality of those involved, as boring he is in his long and meticulous narration/5(9).

The book is a concise history of the First and Second Opium Wars between Britian and the Chinese Empire. The outcome of these wars was victory for Britain, the virtual destruction of China as a world power, and the creation of millions of drug addicts.4/5(18). China: from the Opium Wars to the Revolution [Jean Chesneaux, Marianne Bastid, Marie-Claire Bergere] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

China: from the Opium Wars to the RevolutionReviews: 3. Opium trade, the traffic that developed in the 18th and 19th centuries in which Western countries, mostly Great Britain, exported opium grown in India and sold it to China.

The British used profits from the sales to purchase such Chinese luxury goods as porcelain, silk, and tea, which were in. - Buy The Opium War book online at best prices in India on Read The Opium War book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: 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 West.

Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab traders brought it into China for medicinal purposes.3/5(4).

History East Asia's Global Wars: Opium War to Vietnam (Smith) Fall The violence was documented at the time and then redocumented during the war crimes trial in Tokyo after the war. This book brings together materials from both moments to provide the first comprehensive dossier of primary sources on the Rape.

Posters from the. This book is an instant engage. I had started another book about the Opium Wars and never finished.

This book moves along much faster, although I hope to finish the other book after I complete this one (if I can find it). Although it took me so long to finish, it is not a poor reflection on this book.4/5(4).

The Opium Wars of to and to marked a new stage in China’s relations with the West. China’s military defeats in these wars forced its rulers to sign treaties opening many ports to foreign trade.

The restrictions imposed under the Canton system were abolished. The Leading Causes of the Opium Wars The Opium Wars were a series of conflicts that eventually led to China’s decline through the trade and abuse of the drug opium. The first of the Opium Wars () was fought between China and Britain, and the second war () involved France as well.

Wayland sentinel book. Edition/Format: Print book: Juvenile audience: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: China -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.

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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 drama of China's struggle to modernize unfolds against the backdrop of a proud and enduring history in the new and completely revised edition of this classic text.

Spanning the years of the Opium War to twenty-first century China, the book covers the great episodes that highlight that journey: the breakdown of Imperial China in the face of relentless Western and Japanese encroachments; the. The inevitable second Opium War; The fall of Beijing and much more.

For the Chinese Qing dynasty, the Opium Wars marked the beginning of the end. Imperial China had endured for 2, years, but within 50 years of the humiliations of the Opium Wars, a revolution overthrew the imperial court and turned China.

The book gets straight to the point with the opening paragraph of page 1: “It is unfortunate that two of the finest monuments in the Cathedral (the China and Burmah wars) are memorials to the. Buy Modernization and Revolution in China: From the Opium Wars to the Olympics by June Grasso, Jay P Corrin, Kort online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now. The Opium Wars Introduction China has experienced too much agony and violence in the past because of addictive drugs. However, this drug crisis did not occur in China before European colonizers exploited it to wreak havoc on China’s economy and culture.

Customary intake of opium had never been an adverse activity or habit in was originally used in the latter part of the 15th. The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of China.

By Julia Lovell. Picador; pages; £ Buy from HISTORY, it turns out, is not just written by. Indeed, Stephen Platt’s Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age may be the first book for general readers about the decline of the Qing before The exception to this scholarly neglect has been the Anglo-Chinese Opium War (–).