The Opium war: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China download free [PDF and Ebook] by Julia Lovell

The Opium war: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China download free [PDF and Ebook] by Julia Lovell year 2012
  • Book name: The Opium war: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
  • Author: Julia Lovell
  • Release date: 2012/5/16
  • Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780330457484
  • Rating: 9.45 of 10
  • Votes: 414
  • Review by: Christine Card
  • Review rating: 8.8 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/1
  • Total pages: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 42 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: `A gripping read as well as an important one.' Rana Mitter, Guardian In October 1839, Britain entered the first Opium War with China. Its brutality notwithstanding, the conflict was also threaded with tragicomedy: with Victorian hypocrisy, bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration. Yet over the past hundred and seventy years, this strange tale of misunderstanding, incompetence and compromise has become the founding episode of modern Chinese nationalism. Starting from this first conflict, The Opium War explores how China's national myths mould its interactions with the outside world, how public memory is spun to serve the present, and how delusion and prejudice have bedevilled its relationship with the modern West. `Lively, erudite and meticulously researched' Literary Review `An important reminder of how the memory of the Opium War continues to cast a dark shadow.' Sunday Times
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 28H7M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Asian History, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Military History
  • Available formats: WORD, PDF, RB, EPUB, TCR, DOC, TXT, XPS. Compressed in RAR, LHA, ARJ, ZIP, ALZ, CPIO, CBR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.38 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x197x31mm
  • Weight: 399g
  • Printed by: PICADOR
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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