The Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by which They Forced Her Gates Ajar, Volume 1

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1997 - History - 406 pages
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This book tells the fascinating story of the war between England and China that delivered Hong Kong to the English, forced the imperial Chinese government to add four ports to Canton as places in which foreigners could live and trade, and rendered irrever
 

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Fascinating look at notorious nineteenth century episode wherein Great Britain invaded China in order to protect the interests of the opium drug cartel, and in the process inadvertently picked up for ... Read full review

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XVIII
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237
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XXIX
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Peter Ward Fay is professor emeritus of history at the California Institute of Technology.

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