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 / Edition 1

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 / Edition 1

by Peter Ward Fay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807847143

ISBN-13: 9780807847145

Pub. Date: 03/16/1998

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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

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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."
Originally published by UNC Press in 1975, Peter Ward Fay's study was the first to treat extensively the opium trade from the point of production in India to the point of consumption in China and the first to give both Protestant and Catholic missionaries their due; it remains the most comprehensive account of the first Opium War through western eyes. In a new preface, Fay reflects on the relationship between the events described in the book and Hong Kong's more recent history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807847145
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/16/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction
List of Characters

Part One. The Old China Trade
1. Papaver Somniferum
2. Canton and Macao
3. Managing the Barbarians
4. The Opium Traffic
5. The End of the Company

Part Two. Christ and Opium
6. The Napier Fizzle
7. The Protestant Mission
8. The Catholic Mission
9. A Rising Tide
10. Peking in Earnest
11. Lin and the Twenty Thousand Chests
12. We Won't Go Back!
13. India and England Take Notice
14. The Coming of the War

Part Three. The War
15. The First Expedition
16. At the Peiho
17. The Blockade and the Barrier
18. Chusan
19. Up the River to Canton
20. The City Spared
21. San-yuan-li
22. A Winter of Waiting
23. Hongkong
24. The Yangtze Campaign
25. China Opened

Appendix: Calcutta Opium
Sales
Notes
A Note on Sources
Index

Maps
South and East Asia
Gulf of Canton
The Factories
Macao
China in the Early Nineteenth Century
Chusan and the Yangtze
Canton and Vicinity

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