First Opium War Essays

  • Impact Of British Colonization On India

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    began with the East India Company (EIC), which was formed to pursue trade manly with the Indian subcontinent and China. The company accounted for half of the world’s trade particularly in basic commodities like cotton, silk, indigo, salt, tea, and opium is name a few the year was 1757 and it marked the beginning of the British Empire in India. The colonization of India was purely accidental because East India Company started out with the intentions of trading with India. However the weak political

  • Essay On Discrimination In War Movies

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    CHAPTER THREE AN ANALYSIS OF SELECTED CONTEMPORARY HOLLYWOOD WAR MOVIES IN TERMS OF RACISM My goal of this chapter is to analyse selected Hollywood war movies in terms of racism and other racial prejudices. I will examine as follows: Glory (1989) which deals with African American Civil War troops, Windtalkers (2002) which centres around Pacific War and Navajo code talkers, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) which portrays British soldiers in Japanese captivity. The last two movies Flags of Our

  • Anglo-China Trade Case Study

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    benefits. However, the Qing court rejected and the relationship between the two countries came to a rapid deterioration. Unfortunately, after the out broke of the war, China became weaker than before. The following will discuss the difference between Anglo-China treat business and opium and the reason of the out broke of the First Opium War. Main body The Qing dynasty forbidden sea trade until the emperor Kangxi unified China from the Ming dynasty in 1684. He then set up eleven ports for trading

  • Case Study Of Libroffee

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    CHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Libroffee is a start-up library-themed coffee shop that serves a wide variety of coffee-based drinks and offers books that you can read inside the coffee shop. The brand name “Libroffee” was made by joining two words: Libro - a Filipino word which means book, and coffee which is the business’s main product. For being a coffee shop, Libroffee will serve their customers great tasting coffee beverages such as espresso drinks, brewed coffees and teas, and refreshment

  • Chinese Porcelain Case Study

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    flourished under the establishment of the VOC and also the modification of Chinese porcelain when catering for the western market. The significance of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) The VOC is the initiator of the Chinese export porcelain market. The first trading between China and the West was a limited amount of Chinese porcelain, made by request and was transported from Macao to Lisbon. From then on, Chinese porcelain was in the trend and has been appreciated by the western country. In 1602, the VOC

  • Suzerainty And Cultural Primacy In China

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    China 's direct relations with foreign lands had mainly been limited to less civilized peoples. Over the centuries the court had elaborated the tribute system, the traditional method of foreign relations. The Chinese graciously received and accorded the valuable privilege of trade to those who bore gifts to the Emperor and recognized China as the fount of civilization radiating in all directions--the Middle Kingdom surrounded by the ' 'Barbarians of the Four Corners." The great Jesuit missionary

  • Opium Trade Case Study

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    the war, China became weaker than before. The following will discuss the relationship between Britain and China by how opium trade appeared and the effects of opium trade. Moreover, the consequences of the First opium war and how it shaped the relationship of Anglo-China will be mentioned. Main body The Qing dynasty forbidden sea trade until the emperor Kangxi unified China from the

  • Opium War Causes

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    The Opium Wars were 2 wars fought between Britain and China in the 1800s. The first Opium War took place from 1839 to 1842 when British traders imported opium from India to China against the Chinese government’s wishes. The British sent a fleet of warships in retaliation to the Chinese destroying a warehouse full of opium. The second Opium War took place from 1856 to 1860 when Chinese officials searched a British ship. The British, joined by the French, sent an invasion force to China and occupied

  • British Tea Trade Case Study

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    the opium trade. The British were able to extract opium from its colony in India and traded it to China. The subsequent events, which included disputes with Chinese authorities regarding the opium trade, could be easily encountered with its military power. Moreover, the British could turn the tables and acquire concessions from the Chinese authorities. The British territorial possessions and existing control of India had enabled them to expand their influence in the region. The tea and opium trade

  • The Opium War Dbq

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    1842, arose as the Opium War was developing and was progressing to a conclusion; it is explicitly evident that the idea of the Chinese and British government contradicting each other was essentially the cause of the Opium War in the first place. But the tense times, Commissioner Lin Ze-Xu stayed incredibly loyal to his main task that was handed to him by the Daoguang Emperor – destroy all of the opium and prevent any more from entering China – he was able to dispose all of the opium that he was able

  • The Impact Of The Opium Wars In China

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    significant Chinese historical events, one that the people of China will not be able to forget, is the Opium Wars which happened in the mid-19th century. The first Opium War was fought between China and Britain from 1839 to 1842 while the second Opium War saw China fighting against Britain and France from 1856 to 1860. China lost both wars which led to the downfall of the Qing dynasty. The impact of the Opium Wars is not limited to just that time period, but its effects are still being seen in China today

  • Summary Of Amitav Ghosh's River Of Smoke

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    Ghosh’s novel River of Smoke belongs to the category of the historical novel. With the help of various narrative schemes, Amitav Ghosh in this novel has re-written past that covers the phase of opium trafficking in Canton, in 1838. The story is about the conflict of Manchu Empire against the English Realm who made war on China for the sake of organised commerce. Ghosh has re-concocted past through utilising distinctive narratological mechanism while displaying the personal past with nation’s past. He uses

  • River Of Smoke By Amitav Ghosh Analysis

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    Ghosh’s novel River of Smoke belongs to the category of the historical novel. With the help of various narrative schemes, Amitav Ghosh in this novel has re-written past that covers the phase of opium trafficking in Canton, in 1838. The story is about the conflict of Manchu Empire against the English Realm who made war on China for the sake of organised commerce. Ghosh has re-concocted past through utilising distinctive narratological mechanism while displaying the personal past with nation’s past. He uses

  • Opium War Analysis

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    beginning to change, and what started as dispute over trading rights, escalated into a full scale war. China would never be the same again and it all started with two highly lucrative and addictive goods tea, and opium. The opium war involved both China and Britain. The two opposing countries had completely different perspectives, cultures, and values the perfect recipe sure for disaster. The opium emerged from China's unwillingness  to trade with Britain. Britain wanted to spread its newly found

  • Essay On Zheng He Voyage

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    During the 1405-1433, Ming dynasty of China under the ruling of Yongle appointed Zheng He to go on a voyage to reestablish trade route. This is an important event in term of trading because the Black Plague of the 1300s caused the global trade to be halted. Zheng He's expedition shows China's effort to reenter this global trading system. Many accounts of Zheng He's voyage comes from novels and secondary resources, and these sources exaggerated many aspects of the expedition such as the size of the

  • An Analysis Of Robert Peel's Speech

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    place on the 16th of February 1846. Robert Peel was part of the Tory Party. He became Prime Minister for a few months under William IV from December 1834 to April 1835 and for a second time under Queen Victoria from 1841 to 1846. After the Napoleonic Wars, the Corn Laws were passed in 1815 and in 1828. These Acts were protectionist measures, which made possible to maintain a stable and high price for corn, by blocking the import of corn. Being unpopular, the Corn Laws inspired an Anti-Corn Law League

  • Impact Of Colonization On African Society

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    Aastha Yadav Parag Jyoti Saikia World Civilization 12 March 2018 How Does Colonization and Global Economy effect on African Society? Colonization refers” Process of controlling power by dominant group over recessive group or area” Europeans came Africa for trading purpose and introduced slavery that deviated Africans life and society. Colonization and global economy effect Africa, it damaged tradition economy, culture, political policies and dramatically it effect on land and labor. Globalization

  • Social Globalization In China

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    Have you ever wondered why you can find a Coca Cola in China even if it is an American product? Have you ever wonder what is the process, how the borders are crossed and why, and what’s more, in which ways does it affects Chinese people? What would happen if the Chinese people decided that they do not want more sugar, would it affect the Americans? Nowadays, the world is a combination of many sovereign states integrated into a common market. Communication and transportation revolution combined with

  • Film Review Of The Film 'The Opium War'

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    Film Review: “The Opium War” The movie “The Opium War” was filmed in memory of the return of HongKong in 1997. It’s an attempt to rebuild historical cognition. It is about what happened between two empires (the Great Qing dynasty and the Great Britain) in the time that full of opportunities and chaos from 1838 to 1840. The emperor Daoguang decided to forbid opium, bringing back wealth and order to his land. The emperor appointed Lin Zexu as his imperial commissioner, ordering him to go to Guangzhou

  • The Great Gatsby Postmodernism Analysis

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    as a bridge between World War I and the Great Depression of the early 1930's. What we have all around is the glamour of the Jazz age, the `Roaring Twenties` and indeed the failure of the American Dream. Gatsby is a truly American character, a firm believer in the American Dream of self-made success: he has, after all, not only invented and self-promoted a whole new persona for himself, but has succeeded both financially and socially. The American Dream then of the post-war generation or of those who