Opium War - The Opium War 1. Opium War, aka the First...

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The Opium War 1. Opium War, aka the First Sino-British War a. More misunderstanding b. H.M.S. Nemesis c. Qunbi Convention, January 1841 d. Fall of Jinjiang, June 1842 e. Aftermath i. Treaty of Nanjing, August 1842 1. Supplementary Treaty of Bogue, October 1843 2. Hong Kong a. Place to settle; a home base for East Asia b. Small fishing village at the time 3. Extraterritoriality 4. Most-favored-nation (MFN) status ii. US and French treaties, 1844 1. US able to build hospitals and churches in treaty ports 2. French able to propagate Catholicism in China a. British missionaries had already gone in iii. Unequal treaty 1. At the time, however, China wasn’t very offended and didn’t think the treaty was too bad a. Hong Kong similar to processes in Canton system 2. In hindsight, it is offensive a. Gives foreigners control over river i. Foreigners even patrol the rivers to keep eyes out for pirates b. Import tariff iv. Emigration 1. British would trick Chinese into signing that they would work
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course HIST 315 taught by Professor Palmer during the Fall '07 term at Christian Brothers.

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Opium War - The Opium War 1. Opium War, aka the First...

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