Advertisement

Prologue

  • Harry Gelber
Chapter

Abstract

How Anglo–Chinese hostilities grew from 1834 – the end of the East India Company’s monopoly on Britain’s Canton trade – to the First Opium War of 1839–1842. Even after that, London grew increasingly impatient with Chinese obstruction at Canton and failure to treat Britain as a diplomatic equal. By 1857 Britain and France turned their attention more fully to the Far East and to minor hostilities at Canton.

There is a separate note on the importance of linguistic misunderstandings between the two sides.

Keywords

Opium Trade Chinese Authority East India Company British Official Chinese Merchant 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Gelber
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaTasmaniaAustralia

Personalised recommendations