The Resource The inner Opium War, James M. Polachek, (electronic resource)

The inner Opium War, James M. Polachek, (electronic resource)

Label
The inner Opium War
Title
The inner Opium War
Statement of responsibility
James M. Polachek
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why did defeat in the Opium War not lead Ch'ing China to a more realistic appreciation of Western might and Chinese weakness? James Polachek's revisionist analysis exposes the behind-the-scenes political struggles that not only shaped foreign-policy decisions in the 1830s and 1840s but have continued to affect the history of Chinese nationalism in modern times. Polachek looks closely at the networks of literati and officials, self-consciously reminiscent of the late Ming era, that sought and gained the ear of the emperor. Challenging the conventional view that Lin Tse-hsu and his supporters were selfless patriots who acted in China's best interests, Polachek argues that, for reasons having more to do with their own domestic political agenda, these men advocated a futile policy of militant resistance to the West. Linking political intrigue, scholarly debates, and foreign affairs, local notables in Canton and literati lobbyists in Peking, this book sets the Opium War for the first time in its "inner," domestic political context
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
951/.033
Index
index present
LC call number
DS757.55
LC item number
.P65 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asian monographs
Series volume
151
Label
The inner Opium War, James M. Polachek, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-383) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn643743988
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 400 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781684172900
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1tfjpz2
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37281380
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)643743988
  • jstor168417290X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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