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China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 (trial ends 2/15/2014)


Provides multiple perspectives – from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists, and documents many of the key events that happened in this period, including:


  • the 1792-1794 Macartney Embassy
  • the 1816 Amherst Embassy
  • the settling of Penang
  • the Opium Wars
  • the opening of Hong Kong
  • the Taiping Rebellion
  • Missions in China, 1869-1970
  • the Japanese seizure of Taiwan
  • the 'opening of Korea'
  • the Sino-French and territorial struggles with Germany, Britain, America and Japan
  • the Boxer War
  • the Russo-Japanese war
  • the 1911 Revolution
  • the Republican and Nationalist governments of Sun Yat sen and Jiang Jieshi
  • the Warlord period
  • the Sino-Japanese war
  • the Rape of Nanjing
  • the Communist Revolution led by Mao
  • the Korean War
  • the Great Leap Forward
  • the 1972 Nixon visit to China
  • Rolls-Royce's negotiations regarding the delivery of jet engines to China, 1973-1975
  • the Douglas-Home and Heath visits to China, 1973-74


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