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:
248 KB

Meet the Author

Scottish scholar James Legge was the first professor of Chinese at Oxford University, where he taught from 1876 to 1897. In 1839, he set out for China on behalf of the non-denominational London Missionary Society, but got no farther than Malaysia, where he accepted the post of president of the Anglo-Chinese College. Three years later, he and the school relocated to Hong Kong, where he would remain until 1873.

Over the past 25 years, New Word City’s writers and editors -- veterans of The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Harper’s, and The Wall Street Journal -- have turned out some of the bestselling business books of all time. Working closely with clients, the New Word City team has produced more than 70 books, of which more than 7 million copies have been sold. These titles have logged more than 500 weeks on The New York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

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