By Song-Chuan Chen
However, the Warlike social gathering didn't get its manner totally. one other workforce of British retailers identified in Canton because the ‘Pacific celebration’ adverse the warfare. In Britain, the anti-war circulate gave the clash its notorious identify, the ‘Opium War’, which has caught ever seeing that. utilizing fabrics housed within the nationwide files, united kingdom, the 1st ancient information of China, the nationwide Palace Museum, the British Library, SOAS Library, and Cambridge collage Library, this meticulously researched and lucid quantity is a brand new background of the reason for the 1st Opium War.
Song-Chuan Chen (PhD, Cambridge) is an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological collage Singapore. He makes a speciality of smooth chinese language background; his examine makes a speciality of the background of Sino-Western interactions and the historical past of the chinese language reduce classes.
‘This is an exceptional piece of unique learn, breaking new flooring in our knowing of Anglo-Chinese family members. Its meticulous research of “British wisdom of China within the Making of the Opium battle” is principally significant—often it was once notion and never a lot truth that can have ended in war!’
—John Y. Wong, emeritus professor, college of Sydney; writer of lethal desires: Opium and the Arrow struggle (1856–1860) in China
‘War is usually not only the conflict of fingers, however the clash of alternative methods of understanding and seeing. Song-Chuan Chen’s robust new ebook examines the best way British colonial wisdom of China was once developed. In doing so, he offers vital new insights into empire, strength, and violence throughout the period of the Opium War.’
—Rana Mitter, professor, collage of Oxford; writer of China’s struggle with Japan, 1937–45: The fight for Survival
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