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  • Case Of The English And The Chinese
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    The treatment of the Chinese by the British, during the take over of their country, was just like that of the Africans. The British took over the land and the government, took advantage of the people and exploited them for their resources. The English accomplished these things differently in each situation, but each time, the results were the same. One of the most important aspects of imperialism is the take over of government. The English accomplished this in several ways. Some of the "Unfair T...
  • Exportation Of Opium From India To China
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    History of Opium Opium is a narcotic drug prepared from the juice of the opium poppy, Pa paper, a plant probably indigenous in the south of Europe and western Asia, but now so widely cultivated that its original habitat is uncertain. The medicinal properties of the juice have been recognized from a very early period. It was known to Theophrastus and appears in his time to have consisted of an extract of the whole plant, since Dioscorides, about A.D. 77, draws a distinction between it and an extr...
  • Incompatible British And Chinese Views On Trade
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    were there three Opium Wars in China during the 19th century? The Opium Wars were a series of three wars between the Chinese and the British; primarily fought in regard to the illegal trade of opium in China during the 19th century. They manifested the conflicting natures of both nations and demonstrated China's misconceptions of its own superiority. The Opium Wars resulted in the humiliating defeat of the Chinese to a country they considered to be "barbarians". There were many problems with the...
  • One Negative Result Of The Opium War
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    The Opium War was a war fought by two countries Great Britain and china in 1839. The war was fought over the drug opium which was used by the Chinese for hundreds of year to relieve pain. opium is a habit forming narcotic made from the poppy plant. In the late 1700's the British was smuggling the drug into China for non-medical use. The navies of the two countries mostly fought the battles of the opium war at sea. Within three years the Chinese's old ships were simply no matches for the brand ne...
  • Opium Trade From China
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    The Opium War The Opium War, directed by Jin Xie, paints a rather impartial account of the Opium War, starting with the appointment of Lin Zexu to end the opium trade in China to the signing of the Treaty of Nanking. This film seemed to fairly depict the faults of both the Chinese and the British during the 1830's and up to 1842. That said, The Opium War illustrated two important factors that both helped to promote the conflict and eventual military confrontation between China and Britain. The f...
  • Dispute Over The Opium Trade In China
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    Part 2: China Confucianism is a "code of conduct" to live this life, and it has had a tremendous impact on how the Chinese live their lives. It has a great influence in Chinese government, education, and attitudes toward correct personal behavior and the individual duties to society. Confucius wanted to be a politician, even a Prime Minister, but he failed, and then he dedicated to preach good moral conduct. After his death he became the Chinese most influential in the history of China, and had ...
  • Wars Between The British And Chinese
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    Although the Portuguese had established themselves in Macao many years beforehand, the Chinese had not extended the 'privilege' of trade to many other Europeans, until in the 18th century they opened one port; Canton. Indeed, one can find the origins of the Opium War in that very system at Canton because it created much irritation and frustration for Britain. "An old port, Canton was tradition-bound and corruption ridden". The foreigners were especially irritated by unreasonable levies and other...
  • Trading Of Indian Opium In China
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    In 1842, the Opium War ended with the foreigners defeating the Chinese. Up until then, China had always been closed to all forms of trade. The British and the French forced China to become open to their trade. The loss of the Opium War led to China becoming open to all trade and a decline in Chinese economy (Peffer, 60). The Chinese lost the Opium War and were forced to sign the Treaty of Nanking on April 29, 1842, and the Treaty of the Bogue on October 1, 1843. These treaties demanded that Chin...
  • Recreational Use Of Opium
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    The annual herb Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum, is indigenous from Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. Although used for centuries as a medicinal anesthetic, Opium's abuse became inevitable. Opium was single-handedly responsible for centuries of addiction in China and Britain, and is now strictly controlled in America by the FDA, and by international agreements. The Opium Poppy has been used in the Chinese culture dating back to the fourth century A.D. The Chinese first used Opium for its anesthe...

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