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An ominous sense of inevitability hovered over Canton in the last days of 1839; war between the Chinese and the British was expected, for both sides had long felt the tensions arising from increased contact between an ever-expanding commercial system and a stagnant culture. The Opium War of 1840-1842 inaugurated China's modern century of humiliation. This book places it in historical perspective and also details the day-to-day crises that led up to the hostilities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393005219
ISBN-10: 0393005216
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 17-Jan-1970
Country of Publication: United States

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