THE OPIUM WAR 1840-1842

THE OPIUM WAR 1840-1842
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by Peter Ward Fay

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." In a new preface, Fay reflects on the relationship between the events described in the book and Hong Kong's more recent history

Paperback: 406 pages