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The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China

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The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China - Lovell, Julia

'On the outside, [the foreigners] seem intractable, but inside they are cowardly...Although there have been a few ups-and-downs, the situation as a whole is under control.' In October 1839, a few months after the Chinese Imperial Commissioner, Lin Zexu, dispatched these confident words to his emperor, a cabinet meeting in Windsor voted to fight ... Read More

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China 2011, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330457477

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