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Great Britain and the other imperial powers: Conflict over China

Imperial Episodes: At its apogee in 1921, the British Empire was the largest the world had ever known.


During the nineteenth century, Great Britain fought two wars, the Opium Wars, to force China to open her doors to trade and foreign influence. She was not the only foreign power who wished to acquire trade and influence there: Germany, Russia, France, America and Japan also wanted their share. The partition of China was a serious possibility.


Speaker(s):

Professor Kathleen Burk | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

17 January 2006 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
Holborn
London
EC1N 2HH
+44 20 78 31 05 75
http://www.gresham.ac.uk

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