The Opening of China

The Opening of China

by James Legge, The Editors of New Word City
     
 

Here’s Scottish scholar James Legge’s classic account – edited and condensed with modern readers in mind - of the events that led to the opening of China to the West. The Opium Wars were fought not over drugs, but free trade and the West’s diplomatic equality with (some would say superiority over) China. These events led to the humiliation… See more details below

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Here’s Scottish scholar James Legge’s classic account – edited and condensed with modern readers in mind - of the events that led to the opening of China to the West. The Opium Wars were fought not over drugs, but free trade and the West’s diplomatic equality with (some would say superiority over) China. These events led to the humiliation of the Chinese by the West, and they still reverberate today. China’s government remains deeply suspicious of Western governments and interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013410619
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
0 MB

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