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Imperial twilight : the opium war and the end of China's last golden age

Author: Stephen R Platt
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage Books editionView all editions and formats
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Describes how nineteenth-century British efforts to open China to trade set in motion the fall of the Qing dynasty and started a war that allowed for the rise of nationalism and communism in the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Platt
ISBN: 0345803027 9780345803023
OCLC Number: 1047648412
Description: xxviii, 556 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Gracious spring. A time of wonder --
Black wind --
The edge of the world --
Sea and land --
Points of entry --
Hidden shoals --
pt. II. The milk of paradise. Boom times --
Fire and smoke --
Freedom --
A darkening turn --
Means of solution --
The last honest man --
pt. III. Blood-ravenous autumn. Showdown --
Will and destiny --
Aftermath --
Houqua and Forbes.
Other Titles: Opium war and the end of China's last golden age
Responsibility: Stephen R. Platt.

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Describes how nineteenth-century British efforts to open China to trade set in motion the fall of the Qing dynasty and started a war that allowed for the rise of nationalism and communism in the twentieth century.

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