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Modern China And Opium

Modern China And Opium Author by : Alan Baumler
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2001
Publisher by : University of Michigan Press
ISBN : 0472067680
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Total Download : 543

An intriguing historical examination of China's widespread opium epidemic
Category: History

The Opium War

The Opium War Author by : Julia Lovell
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011-09-02
Publisher by : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 9781447204107
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Total Download : 850

‘A gripping read as well as an important one.’ Rana Mitter, Guardian In October 1839, Britain entered the first Opium War with China. Its brutality notwithstanding, the conflict was also threaded with tragicomedy: with Victorian hypocrisy, bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration. Yet over the past hundred and seventy years, this strange tale of misunderstanding, incompetence and compromise has become the founding episode of modern Chinese nationalism. Starting from this first conflict, The Opium War explores how China’s national myths mould its
Category: History

Modernization And Revolution In China

Modernization And Revolution In China Author by : June M Grasso
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-02-12
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317464549
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Total Download : 539

Extensively revised and updated, this popular text conveys the drama of China's struggle to modernize against the backdrop of a proud and difficult history. Spanning the years from China's humiliating defeat in the Opium Wars to its triumphant hosting of the 2008 summer Olympics, the authors narrate the major developments of that journey: the breakdown of imperial China in the face of Japanese and Western encroachments; Sun-Yatsen and the founding of the Chinese republic; the early struggles between the ideologies and armies of Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong; China's bitter and costly war with
Category: Business & Economics

The Social Life Of Opium In China

The Social Life Of Opium In China Author by : Yangwen Zheng
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-09-08
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521846080
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Total Download : 538

In a remarkable and broad-ranging narrative, Yangwen Zheng's book explores the history of opium consumption in China from 1483 to the late twentieth century. The story begins in the mid-Ming dynasty, when opium was sent as a gift by vassal states and used as an aphrodisiac in court. Over time, the Chinese people from different classes and regions began to use it for recreational purposes, so beginning a complex culture of opium consumption. The book traces this transformation over a period of five hundred years, asking who introduced opium to China, how it spread across all sections of society
Category: History
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