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Opium Wars : the Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another.

Author: Frank Sanello; W Travis Hanes III
Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2004.
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In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of 1839?1842 and 1856?1860 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. By the early nineteenth  Read more...
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Sanello, Frank.
Opium Wars : The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another.
Naperville : Sourcebooks, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Sanello; W Travis Hanes III
ISBN: 9781402252051 1402252056
OCLC Number: 857365052
Description: 1 online resource (349 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Table Of Contents; Introduction: Chemical Warfare; Methods and Measures; Chapter 1. Lord Elgin's Revenge; Chapter 2. Disastrous Etiquette; Chapter 3. Zero Intolerance; Chapter 4. Canton Besieged; Chapter 5. The Black Hole of Canton; Chapter 6. The Battle in Britain; Chapter 7. Drugs and Guns; Chapter 8. Diplomacy by Gunboat; Chapter 9. The Economics of Addiction; Chapter 10. Crucifixion and Cages; Chapter 11. Steamed Victory; Chapter 12. A Price on His Head; Chapter 13. The Sacking of Amoy, Ningbo, and Charles Elliot. Chapter 14. Chinese MasadaChapter 15. "Early Victorian Vikings"; Chapter 16. The Trade in Poison and Pigs; Chapter 17. Strange Interlude; Chapter 18. Outrageous Slings and the Arrow's Misfortune; Chapter 19. Peer Pressure; Chapter 20. Scottish Conquistador; Chapter 21. Hostilities Renewed; Chapter 22. Lord Elgin's Return; Chapter 23. To the Gates of Peking; Chapter 24. A Hostage Crisis; Chapter 25. "I Am Not a Thief"; Chapter 26. Rescue and Retaliation; Chapter 27. The Diktat of Peking; Epilogue; Illustrations and Maps; Notes; Short Bibliography; About the Authors; Index; Back Cover.

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In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of 1839?1842 and 1856?1860 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. By the early nineteenth century, 90 percent of the Emperor's court and the majority of the army were opium addicts. Britain was also a nation addicted-to tea, grown in China, and paid for with profits mad.

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