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The Opium War through Chinese eyes.

Arthur Waley

The Opium War through Chinese eyes.

by Arthur Waley

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • China -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination257 p.
    Number of Pages257
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13575589M
    OCLC/WorldCa18400834

    Book Back; 0 Marked; Mark; Options Refworks Print Link Email Cite Request; Holdings. In. Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong The Opium War through Chinese eyes / Arthur Waley. imprint. London: G. Allen & Unwin, general note "First published in " local note. RBSC copy: With dust jacket. catalogue key. The opium war through Chinese eyes. [Arthur Waley] -- The diary of Commissioner Lin at Canton, a leading figure on the Chinese side, is the main source, but other diaries covering the last 6 months of the war are also drawn upon.

    The Opium War through Chinese eyes. [Arthur Waley] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Dr. Waley's genius for translating from the Chinese will delight all readers of this book.". This book tells the fascinating story of the war between England and China that delivered Hong Kong to the English, forced the imperial Chinese government to add four ports to Canton as places in which foreigners could live and trade, and rendered irreversible the process that for almost a century thereafter distinguished western relations with this quarter of the globe-- the process that is.

      In this tragic and powerful story, the two Opium Wars of and between Britain and China are recounted for the first time through the eyes of the Chinese as well as the Imperial West. Opium entered China during the Middle Ages when Arab traders brought it into China for medicinal purposes. As it took hold as a recreational drug, opium wrought havoc on Chinese society.3/5(5). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.


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Using Chinese sources, occasionally adding clarifications from elsewhere, he has achieved a delightful, wistful, plaintive, penetrative and endlessly readable slim volume that finally enables the non-Chinese language reader to enter into what really motivated officials and simple, if middle class, Chinese people in the opium war - the seemingly unbridgable gulf that to this day divides East and West is washed Cited by: In this book Arthur Waley gives for the first time an account of what the war felt like on the Chinese side.

His main source has been the diary () of Commissioner Lin, the bugbear of the English, who seized their opium and subsequently harassed them in every possible way.5/5(2).

Waley's book is an important addition to the literature on the "Opium Wars", giving the Chinese side of the story from original manuscripts, letters, etc. It puts quite a different light on the founding Taipans of HK, and British business in general, of the period.5/5(2).

An interesting alternative to Chinese history through Western eyes. This account of the Opium War is based diaries and letters, mainly those of Commissioner Lin, who played an important part in the war.

It shows Lin in a very human light and The Opium War through Chinese eyes. book not hide his shortcomings and misconceptions about the English enemy he was up against/5. First published in This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium War felt like on the Chinese by: The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes by Arthur Waley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes by Arthur Waley - AbeBooks.

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In his new volume, mr. Waley has skillfully offered a lively account of the Opium War full of human interest in the most concrete, real, and vivid terms What he has done, and done admirably, is to account the thoughts and activities of the Chinese as men, not as mandarins and generals/5(54).

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The Opium War through Chinese eyes. [Arthur Waley] -- The events of the war are recounted from the Chinese viewpoint by means of contemporary diaries and other documents.