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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 / by Peter Ward Fay.

Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1997] .
ISBN 9780807847145, 0807847143

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
DS757.5 .F39 1997 Available Request
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DS757.5 .F39 1997 Available Request
Other Title Ya pian zhan zheng
Subjects China -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842.
Description xxxi, 406 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1997]
Notes Originally published: 1975.
Parallel title in Chinese characters.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-394) and index.
Summary "This book tells the fascinating story of the war between England and China that delivered Hong Kong 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 loosely termed the "opening of China." In a new preface, Fay reflects on the relationship between the events described in the book and Hong Kong's more recent history"--Jacket.
Contents The old China trade. Papaver Somniferum ; Canton and Macao ; Managing the barbarians ; The opium traffic ; The end of the company -- 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 -- 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.
Genre History.
Geographic Area China
Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)37748447
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Fay, Peter Ward, 1924-
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