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The Resource Imperial twilight : the opium war and the end of China's last golden age, Stephen Platt

Imperial twilight : the opium war and the end of China's last golden age, Stephen Platt

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Imperial twilight : the opium war and the end of China's last golden age
Title
Imperial twilight
Title remainder
the opium war and the end of China's last golden age
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Platt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Britain declared war on China in 1839, it sealed the fate of what had been, for centuries, the wealthiest and most powerful empire in the world. China was much weaker than was commonly understood and the war set in motion the fall of the Qing dynasty which, in turn, would lead to the rise of nationalism and communism in the 20th century. Beginning with the very first efforts by the British government to 'open' China to trade, Stephen Platt tells the epic story of the decades leading up to the war and, given the growing uncertainty in current relations between China and the West, shows how the conflict still has important implications for the world today
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StDuBDS
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Platt, Stephen R
Dewey number
  • 951'.033
  • 951.033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Great Britain
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • History
Label
Imperial twilight : the opium war and the end of China's last golden age, Stephen Platt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786494863
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786494863
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Imperial twilight : the opium war and the end of China's last golden age, Stephen Platt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786494863
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786494863
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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