The Resource Merchants of war and peace : British knowledge of China in the making of the Opium War, Song-Chuan Chen

Merchants of war and peace : British knowledge of China in the making of the Opium War, Song-Chuan Chen

Label
Merchants of war and peace : British knowledge of China in the making of the Opium War
Title
Merchants of war and peace
Title remainder
British knowledge of China in the making of the Opium War
Statement of responsibility
Song-Chuan Chen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Merchants of War and Peace" challenges conventional arguments that the major driving forces of the First Opium War were the infamous opium smuggling trade, the defense of British national honor, and cultural conflicts between 'progressive' Britain and 'backward' China. Instead, it argues that the war was started by a group of British merchants in the Chinese port of Canton in the 1830s, known as the 'Warlike Party'. Living in a period when British knowledge of China was growing rapidly, the Warlike Party came to understand China's weakness and its members returned to London to lobby for intervention until war broke out in 1839. However, the Warlike Party did not get its way entirely. Another group of British merchants known in Canton as the 'Pacific Party' opposed the war. In Britain, the anti-war movement gave the conflict its infamous name, the 'Opium War', which has stuck ever since. Using materials housed in the National Archives, UK, the First Historical Archives of China, the National Palace Museum, the British Library, SOAS Library, and Cambridge University Library, this meticulously researched and lucid volume is a new history of the cause of the First Opium War
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
951.033
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS757.55
LC item number
.C54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Merchants of war and peace : British knowledge of China in the making of the Opium War, Song-Chuan Chen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987687300
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888390274
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36721712
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987687300
  • pebc9888390279

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