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Mao Haijian - The Qing Empire and the Opium War: The Collapse of the Heavenly Dynasty (The Cambridge China Library) - 9781107069879 - V9781107069879
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The Qing Empire and the Opium War: The Collapse of the Heavenly Dynasty (The Cambridge China Library)

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Description for The Qing Empire and the Opium War: The Collapse of the Heavenly Dynasty (The Cambridge China Library) Hardcover. A comprehensive study of the Opium War that presents a revisionist reading of the conflict and its main Chinese protagonists. Translator(s): Lawson, Joseph; Lavelle, Peter; Smith, Craig. Series: The Cambridge China Library. Num Pages: 568 pages, 12 b/w illus. 14 tables. BIC Classification: 1FPC; 3JH; HBJF; HBLL. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 166 x 328 x 37. Weight in Grams: 930.
The Opium War of 1839-42, the first military conflict to take place between China and the West, is a subject of enduring interest. Mao Haijian, one of the most distinguished and well-known historians working in China, presents the culmination of more than ten years of research in a revisionist reading of the conflict and its main Chinese protagonists. Mao examines the Qing participants in terms of the moral standards and intellectual norms of their own time, demonstrating that actions which have struck later observers as ridiculous can be understood as reasonable within these individuals' own context. This English-language translation of ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Series
The Cambridge China Library
Condition
New
Weight
929g
Number of Pages
568
Place of Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781107069879
SKU
V9781107069879
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About Mao Haijian
Mao Haijian is a professor of history at the University of Macau and East China Normal University. He studied at Sun Yat-sen University and East China Normal University. He has previously held appointments at the Institute of Military Science, the Institute of Modern History at the Chinese Academy of Social Science, and Peking University. His books and essays have won ... Read more

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