The Chinese Opium Wars

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Hutchinson, 1975 - History - 351 pages
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An enlightening account of a notorious period in nineteenth-century imperialism, when an effort by the Chinese government to stamp out the country's profitable opium trade resulted in a series of conflicts known as the Opium Wars. Index; illustrations and map.

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Well written account of the embarrassing period in history when British, American, and French commercial interests got their governments to give them military and naval help in their efforts to sell opium to the Chinese so they could raise money to purchase tea. Read full review


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