Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist
Deadly Dreams

Deadly Dreams
Opium and the Arrow War (1856–1860) in China

AUD$96.95 inc GST

Part of Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions

  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521526197

AUD$96.95 inc GST
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email academicmarketing@cambridge.edu.au to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
About the Authors
  • The Arrow War (1856–60) involved all the world's major powers, and could almost be called a world war because of the global economic and diplomatic issues driving it. For twenty-five years Dr John Wong has been trying to discover the true origins of the war. What began as a study of an alleged insult to the British flag supposedly flying over the boat Arrow led to an analysis of complex Chinese and British diplomacy; of the even more complex Chinese tea and silk exports; of British India's jealously guarded economic strategies and opium monopoly; of cotton supplied to the Lancashire mills by the Americans, who thereby made up their trade deficit with China occasioned by their heavy purchases of tea; of intricate Westminster politics and British global trade; of French pride and cultural priorities; of Russian intrigues and territorial designs; and of America's apparent aloofness and real ambitions.

    • New interpretations of Chinese foreign policy and of British expansion in the nineteenth century; new interpretation of annexation of Sind in India
    • Revisionist take on the 'imperialism of free trade' theory
    • New light on British, Indian, and Chinese economy, mid-nineteenth century
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521526197
    • length: 576 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 59 tables
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Confusion of Imperialism:
    1. An attempt to peel the onion of confusion
    Part II. The Pretext for Imperialism:
    2. An international incident: 'that wretched question of the Arrow'
    Part III. The Personalities of Imperialism:
    3. Harry Parkes: 'if you would read a little international law.' - Punch
    4. Sir John Bowring: possessed by a monomania
    5. Commissioner Yeh: a 'monster'?
    6. Rule, Britannia and vox populi, vox Dei
    Part IV. The Rhetoric of Imperialism:
    7. Marx, Punch, and a political press: the debate among the British newspapers
    8. The Arrow incident and international law: the debate in the House of Lords
    9. Triumph of the liberal conscience: the debate in the House of Commons
    10. 'Johnny is on his knees': the 'Chinese Election'
    Part V. The Mechanics of Imperialism:
    11. Behind the scenes: the diplomacy of imperialism
    12. Behind the scenes: the politics of imperialism
    13. In the wings: the lobbies of imperialism
    Part VI. The Economics of Imperialism:
    14. Anglo-Chinese trade: the Chinese should buy more
    15. China's maritime trade: the Chinese could buy more
    16. The problem of India: the Chinese should and could buy more
    17. The balance sheet: the Chinese are now buying more
    Part VII. The Dynamics of Imperialism:
    18. Conclusion.

  • Author

    J. Y. Wong, University of Sydney

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×