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Changing China

Author : J. Mason Gentzler
ISBN : 0275648907
Genre : China
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The Opium War

Author : Julia Lovell
ISBN : 0330457489
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âe~A gripping read as well as an important one.âe(tm) Rana Mitter, Guardian In October 1839, Britain entered the first Opium War with China. Its brutality notwithstanding, the conflict was also threaded with tragicomedy: with Victorian hypocrisy, bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration. Yet over the past hundred and seventy years, this strange tale of misunderstanding, incompetence and compromise has become the founding episode of modern Chinese nationalism. Starting from this first conflict, The Opium War explores how Chinaâe(tm)s national myths mould its interactions with the outside world, how public memory is spun to serve the present, and how delusion and prejudice have bedevilled its relationship with the modern West. âe~Lively, erudite and meticulously researchedâe(tm) Literary Review âe~An important reminder of how the memory of the Opium War continues to cast a dark shadow.âe(tm) Sunday Times

The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes

Author : The Arthur Waley Estate
ISBN : 9781136576720
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First published in 1958. This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium War felt like on the Chinese side.

Westerners In China

Author : Foster Stockwell
ISBN : 9780786414048
Genre : History
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Today the doors of China are opening to foreign investment and trade as never before, but the history of contact between China and the West goes back many centuries. Goods from China were being traded in Rome long before the birth of Christ, transported over the famous silk road that crossed Mongolia and Russia. But not until the mid-fifteenth century, when Marco Polo published his account of his travels, did China really capture the European imagination. Subsequent centuries saw missionary trips to China by Franciscans and Jesuits, a European craze for Chinese silk and porcelain, European visits to Tibet, the infamous Opium War between Britain and China, and further instances of contact, commerce, and conflict. China has shown amazing economic growth since 1949, and today it has set ambitious goals for growth in trade and technology. This book traces the history of Western exploration in and trade with China. It follows the events outlined above and touches on many other highlights, including exploration by the Russian Nikolay Przhevalsky, who traveled deep into China and today is largely remembered for the horse he discovered and identified there; the travels of nineteenth-century women explorers in China; American Roy Chapman's discovery of the first fossilized dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert; and the competition between two American explorers to be the first to capture a live panda. Also included are a chronology of Chinese history and a pronunciation guide.

Through The Looking Glass

Author : Paul French
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124126363
Genre : History
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The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with the newspapers printed in the European Factories of Canton in the 1820s and ends with the Communist revolution in 1949. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the China's future and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over the revolution. The men and women of the foreign press experienced China's history and development; its convulsions and upheavals; revolutions and wars. They had front row seats at every major twist and turn in China's fortunes. They reported on the Opium Wars and the Taiping Rebellion; saw the Summer Palace burn; endured the Boxer Rebellion; witnessed the Qing Dynasty's death, the birth of a Nationalist China and its struggle for survival against rampant warlordism. They followed the rise of the Communists, total war and then revolution. When the Unequal Treaties were signed, the foreign press were there; when foreign troops occupied and looted Beijing in 1900 they were present too; they saw the Republic born in 1911 and an increasingly politically strident China assert itself on May Fourth 1919. Foreign journalists stood in the streets witnessing the blood letting of the First Shanghai War in 1932 and then were blown of their feet by the bombing of the Second Shanghai War in 1937. They tracked Japanese aggression from the annexation of Manchuria, the fall of Shanghai and the Rape of Nanjing through to the assault on the Nationalist wartime capital of Chongqing as they cowered in the same bomb shelters as everybody else. They witnessed the fratricidal Civil War, the flight of Chiang Kai-shek to Taiwan and the early days of the People's Republic. The old China press corps were the witnesses and the primary interpreters to millions globally of the history of modern China and they were themselves a cast of fascinating characters. Like journalists everywhere they took sides, they brought their own assumptions and prejudices to China along with their hopes, dreams and fears. They weren't infallible; they got the story completely wrong as often as they got it partially right. They were a mixed bunch--from long timers such as George 'Morrison of Peking'; glamorous journalist-sojourners such as Peter Fleming and Emily Hahn; and reporter-tourists such as Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn along with numerous less celebrated, but no less interesting, members of the old China press corps. A fair few were drunks, philanderers and frauds; more than one was a spy--they changed sides, they lost their impartiality, they displayed bias and a few were downright scoundrels and liars. But most did their job ably and professionally, some passionately and a select few with rare flair and touches of genius.

The Opium War

Author : Sir Arthur Augustus Thurlow Cunynghame
ISBN : PRNC:32101013460439
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Narrative Of The Expedition To China

Author : John Elliot Bingham
ISBN : UCAL:$B294909
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Commander Bingham presents this history of the Opium War leading up to the events on the Canton River in 1840.?

Victorian Travelers And The Opening Of China 1842 1907

Author : Susan Schoenbauer Thurin
ISBN : UOM:39015043777450
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Three men and three women - a plant collector, a merchant and his novelist wife, a military officer, and two famous women travelers - went to China between the Opium War and the formal end of the Opium trade, 1842-1907. Their travel records and novels became a significant source of many of the West's impressions of that far-off land. All of the writers had a degree of contemporary importance or fame and represented different views that lent significance to their writing about China. Robert Fortune, a horticulturalist, and Archibald Little, a merchant, represent travel and the business of empire. Constance Gordon Cumming, Henry Knollys, and Isabella Bird Bishop were adventure travelers. Alicia Little, wife and novelist, helpmeet and humanitarian, was a woman of empire. Susan Schoenbauer Thurin's study of these writings presents a rich tapestry of impressions, biases, and cultural perspectives that inform our own understanding of the Victorians and their views of the world outside their own.

Deadly Dreams

Author : J. Y. Wong
ISBN : 0521552559
Genre : History
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Wong argues that the opium trade played a large causative role in the Anglo-Chinese Arrow War.

The Dispute Between Chinese Mandarins And British Merchants In The 19th Century

Author : Nadiia Kudriashova
ISBN : 9783346033604
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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Economic and Social History, Columbia Southern University, language: English, abstract: The paper is about the dispute between Chinese mandarins and British merchants during the 19. Century and the consequences for todays development of bilateral trade and political relations between advanced then capitalist England and feudal China. It has to be noted that, in recent decades, there is a decline in interest in clarifying the East-West problem, creating a system of well-arranged historical description of the emergence and development of commercial organizations, the most prosperous of all known to humanity and controlled by a group of London merchants. All aspects of its activities deserve careful study: the beginning of establishing links between England and the East, the creation of an empire, the policy of neo-colonialism, maritime trade with China, as well as the causes and consequences of opium wars. The growth and volume of trade relations between England and the East overshadowed the period of the long and difficult struggle of the East India Company for the establishment of these relations. Therefore, a thorough, detailed, and comprehensive study of the processes and origins of the development of bilateral trade and political relations between advanced then capitalist England and feudal China is one of the most important and relevant tasks in understanding the historical experience accumulated by mankind, above all, political and social experience.

The United States And China

Author : Dong Wang
ISBN : 9780742557826
Genre : Political Science
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This text offers the first comprehensive synthesis of the history of U.S.-Chinese relations from initial contact to the present. It is also the only text to examine issues in the relationship from both Chinese and American perspectives.

The Arrow War With China

Author : Charles S. Leavenworth
ISBN : UOM:39015019940801
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The Arrow War, also known as the Second Opium War, occurred between 1856 and 1860. It is largely considered to be a continuation of the First Opium War, though with the inclusion of the French. Leavenworth details the events leading up to and throughout the war in seven chapters. He concludes the book with an analysis of the war's end and its following treaties. What the author presents is an excellent resource for students of Asian and modern international relations.?

The Chinese War

Author : John Ouchterlony
ISBN : HARVARD:32044025681065
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The Chinese War offers a complete history of the Opium Wars, including information on?specific battles, the lives of historical figures and a detailed political analysis.

The Iniquities Of The Opium Trade With China

Author : Algernon Sydney Thelwall
ISBN : OXFORD:590973434
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The Iniquities of the Opium Trade is a feature-length pamphlet produced by Rev. Thelwall and other businessmen associated with the East India Company. It has been written, decidedly, from the view point of British traders in favor of unrestricted trade. The Opium War, as it has been unfairly dubbed, was less about the importation of narcotics as it was about English businessmen, such as this, who believed they were not subject to the laws and restrictions of a foreign nation.

The Columbia Guide To Modern Chinese History

Author : R. Keith Schoppa
ISBN : 0231500378
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China, the world's oldest and most populous state, remains an enigma to most people in the West, even at a time when that country is playing an increasingly prominent role on the international stage. At the heart of modern Chinese history have been the efforts of the Chinese people to transform their polity into a modern nation state, the Confucian orthodoxy into an ideology that can help direct that process, and an agrarian economy into an industrial one. These efforts are ongoing and of great importance. This book is both an introduction to the major features of modern Chinese history and a resource for researchers interested in virtually any topic relating to the Chinese experience of the last 220 years. This valuable reference contains: a historical narrative providing a comprehensive overview of five core aspects of Chinese history: domestic politics, society, the economy, the world of culture and thought, and relations with the outside world; a compendium of 250 short, descriptive articles on key figures, events, and terms; a resource guide containing approximately 500 annotated entries for the most authoritative sources for further research in English, as well as descriptions of important films depicting modern China and a guide to electronic resources; and appendices, including a chronology, excerpts from key primary source documents, and a wealth of tables and graphs on demographic, social, and economic trends.

China Trade And Empire

Author : Alain Le Pichon
ISBN : 0197263372
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263 letters written by or to William Jardine and James Matheson... covers a period of rapid growth for Jardine, Matheson & Co, from 1827 when the founders first joined forces, to Jardine's death in 1843, shortly after the end of the Opium War

British Opium Policy And Its Results To India And China

Author : Frederick Turner
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

China And The Brave New World

Author : Chung Tan
ISBN : UOM:39015013348894
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Demystifying China

Author : Naomi Standen
ISBN : 9781442208957
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For westerners, China's history is often reduced to a choice between timeless Confucian ideals or incomprehensible barbarisms such as footbinding or mass slaughter. This engaging and deeply knowledgeable book vigorously counters such oversimplifications. In concise and accessible style, China experts present cutting-edge research in an accessible format that challenges readers to move beyond the standard portrayals of Chinese history and develop more complex and nuanced understandings of the historical background and legacies that are essential for any realistic comprehension of twenty-first-century China.

Britain S China Policy And The Opium Crisis

Author : Glenn Melancon
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This book examines British policy towards China, arguing, contrary to established interpretations, that when setting policy, British statesmen focused more on national honour and peaceful relations than on expanding trade. The first Opium War (1840-42) was a defining moment in Anglo-Chinese relations, and since the 1840s the histories of its origins have tended to have been straightforward narratives, which suggest that the British Cabinet turned to its military to protect opium sales and to force open the China trade. Whilst the monetary aspects of the war cannot be ignored, this book argues that economic interests should not overshadow another important aspect of British foreign policy - honour and shame.

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