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The opium war

Author: Julia Lovell
Publisher: Sydney : Picador, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1800s Britain was making a mint selling Indian opium to China. In return, they were buying tea, silks and ceramics. When eventually China decided that the drug trade was ruining her people, the British declared war, declaring China 'protectionist', 'backwards-looking' and 'superstitious'.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Lovell
ISBN: 9781742610528 1742610528
OCLC Number: 972683753
Notes: Cover subtitle: Drugs, dreams and the making of China.
Description: xxii, 458 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Julia Lovell.

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In the 1800s Britain was making a mint selling Indian opium to China. In return, they were buying tea, silks and ceramics. When eventually China decided that the drug trade was ruining her people, the British declared war, declaring China 'protectionist', 'backwards-looking' and 'superstitious'.

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