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Description - Deadly Dreams by J. Y. Wong

Many have accepted that the Arrow War (1856-60) was caused by an insult to the British flag belonging to the pirate boat Arrow. Dr. Wong argues that Britain's reliance on the opium trade with China played a far greater role in pushing the diplomatic conflict into war. The war was not a simple diplomatic squabble: it involved vital economic interests in British India, which had to be protected at all costs. Dr. Wong offers penetrating insights into theories of imperialism and how they might be reassessed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521552554
ISBN-10: 0521552559
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 37mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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