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Title:
Imperial twilight : the opium war and the end of China's last golden age
Author:
Platt, Stephen R., author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xxviii, 556 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
Describes how nineteenth-century British efforts to open China to trade set in motion the fall of the Qing dynasty and started a war that allowed for the rise of nationalism and communism in the twentieth century.
General Note:
"A Borzoi book."
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. I. Gracious spring. A time to wonder -- Black wind -- The edge of the world -- Sea and land -- Points of entry -- Hidden shoals -- pt. II. The milk of paradise. Boom times -- Fire and smoke -- Freedom -- A darkening turn -- Means of solution -- The last honest man -- pt. III. Blood-ravenous autumn. Showdown -- Will and destiny -- Aftermath -- Houqua and Forbes.
ISBN:
9780307961730

9780345803023
Format :
Book

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