The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes

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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.
 

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This is a treat. The narrative is thin but consistent. Waley gives us excerpts from several Chinese-language sources about the nefarious doings of the British. The first and the longest is the diary ... Read full review

Contents

MAP
10
I Commissioner Lin at Canton
11
II Songs of Oh dear Oh dear
158
III Shanghai
186
IV Chinkiang
197
V Gutzlaff and his Traitors Mamo
222
APPENDIX
245
DATES
246
CHINESE SOURCES
248
SUBJECT INDEX
249
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Arthur Waley (1889-1966) is highly regarded for his many translations of Chinese & Japanese literature.

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