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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 Ga

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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.

Synopsis:

Fay has pieced together, from an enormous range of firsthand sources, a vivid, microscopically detailed account.

Historian Peter Ward Fay has produced a classic study in The Opium War, 1840-1842.

John K. Fairbank, New York Times Book Review [D]emonstrates the academic validity and usefulness, as well as the sheer reading pleasure, of narrative historical treatment done properly.

Queen's Quarterly The work is rich in detail and made richer still by the author's forceful and robust writing style.

American Historical Review Panoramic, thoughtful, and brilliantly presented. .

Pacific Historical Review

Synopsis:

A narrative history of the first Opium War between Britain and China in 1840-42, an event that resulted in the opening of China to wider Western influence and in the cession of Hong Kong to the British.

About the Author

Peter Ward Fay is professor emeritus of history at the California Institute of Technology.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847145
Author:
Fay, Peter Ward
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
China History Opium War, 1840-1842.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
England; China; opium trade; India; Protestant missionaries; Catholic missionaries; British; Hong Kong
Subject:
England
Subject:
Opium trade
Subject:
India
Subject:
Protestant missionaries
Subject:
Catholic missionaries
Subject:
British
Subject:
Hong kong
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 21.44 oz

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Product details 440 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807847145 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fay has pieced together, from an enormous range of firsthand sources, a vivid, microscopically detailed account.

Historian Peter Ward Fay has produced a classic study in The Opium War, 1840-1842.

John K. Fairbank, New York Times Book Review [D]emonstrates the academic validity and usefulness, as well as the sheer reading pleasure, of narrative historical treatment done properly.

Queen's Quarterly The work is rich in detail and made richer still by the author's forceful and robust writing style.

American Historical Review Panoramic, thoughtful, and brilliantly presented. .

Pacific Historical Review

"Synopsis" by , A narrative history of the first Opium War between Britain and China in 1840-42, an event that resulted in the opening of China to wider Western influence and in the cession of Hong Kong to the British.
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