The Scramble for China

The Scramble for China Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914

Paperback (23 Feb 2012) | English

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Synopsis

In the early nineteenth century China remained almost untouched by British and European powers - but as new technology started to change this balance, foreigners gathered like wolves around the weakening Qing Empire. Would the Chinese suffer the fate of much of the rest of the world, carved into pieces by Europeans? Or could they adapt rapidly enough to maintain their independence?

This important and compelling book explains the roots of China's complex relationship with the West by illuminating a dramatic, colourful and sometimes shocking period of the country's history.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141015859
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 327.405109034
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 495
Weight: 380g
Height: 171mm
Width: 200mm
Spine width: 15mm