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Imperial Twilight

Imperial Twilight

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Imperial Twilight - The build up to the Opium War and the end of China's last Golden Age

The author has already published on China, in whose history he holds a PhD. Here gives us a clear account, not without an eye for irony, of the rather forceful way this vast but mentally isolated and isolationist Empire was opened up to trade. A somewhat elysian vision of 'pre-war' China might be punctured by Anson's account of Ch'in dynasty Chinese trying to put a fire out by holding up little idols in front of it in 1743.

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