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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

Author: Peter Ward Fay
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Opium War, 1840-1842 is a account of the coming and course of the war between England and China which delivered Hongkong 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 irreversible the process that for almost a century thereafter distinguished western relations with this quarter of the globe--the process that is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fay, Peter Ward, 1924-
Opium War, 1840-1842.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1975]
(OCoLC)608428830
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ward Fay
ISBN: 0807812439 9780807812433
OCLC Number: 2713866
Description: xxi, 406 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Old China trade --
Papaver somniferum --
Canton and Macao --
Managing the barbarians --
The opium traffic --
The end of the company. pt. 2. Christ and opium --
The Napier fizzle --
The Protestant mission --
The Catholic mission --
A rising tide --
Peking in earnest --
Lin and the twenty thousand chests --
We won't go back! --
India and England take notice --
The coming of the war. pt. 3. The war --
The first expedition --
At the Peiho --
The blockade and the barrier --
Chusan --
Up the river to Canton --
The city spared --
San-yuan-li --
A winter of waiting --
Hongkong --
The Yangtze Campaign --
China opened --
Appendix. Calcutta opium sales.
Responsibility: by Peter Ward Fay.
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