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Opium wars : the addiction of one empire and the corruption of another

Hanes, William Travis 1954- (Author). Sanello, Frank. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library DS 757.5 .H36 2002 30775305493703 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 1570719314
  • ISBN: 9781570719318
  • ISBN: 1402201494
  • ISBN: 9781402201493
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: chemical warfare -- Lord Elgin's revenge -- Disastrous etiquette -- Zero intolerance -- Canton besieged -- The black hole of Canton -- The battle in Britain -- Drugs and guns -- Diplomacy by gunboat -- The economics of addiction -- Crucifixion and cages -- Steamed victory -- A price on his head -- The sacking of Amoy, Ningpo and Charles Elliot -- Chinese Masada -- "Early Victorian vikings" -- The trade in poison and pigs -- Strange interlude -- Outrageous slings and the Arrow's misfortune -- Peer pressure -- Scottish conquistador -- Hostilities renewed -- Lord Elgin's return -- To the gates of Peking -- A hostage crisis -- "I am not a thief" -- Rescue and retaliation -- The Diktat of Peking.
Summary, etc.: Explores the history of the Opium Wars, fought between China and Britain from 1839 to 1842 and 1856 to 1860, focusing on the underlying motivations of each nation.
Subject: China History Opium War, 1840-1842
China History Foreign intervention, 1857-1861
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