Britain's Opium Wars with China 1839-1860 Mark Simner. Bowring had no
intention of avoiding it. Once again, the British lion and the Chinese dragon went
to war over trade, more specifically the trade in opium. With the renewal of
Author: Mark Simner
Publisher: Fonthill Media
During the middle of the 19th-Century, Britain and China would twice go to war over trade, and in particular the trade in opium. The Chinese people had progressively become addicted to the narcotic, a habit that British merchants were more than happy to feed from their opium-poppy fields in India. When the Qing dynasty rulers of China attempted to suppress this trade--due to the serious social and economic problems it caused--the British Government responded with gunboat diplomacy, and conflict soon ensued. The first conflict, known as the First Anglo-Chinese War or Opium War (1839-42), ended in British victory and the Treaty of Nanking. However, this treaty was heavily biased in favour of the British, and it would not be long before there was a renewal of hostilities, taking the form of what became known as the Second Anglo-Chinese War or Arrow War (1857-60). Again, the second conflict would end with an 'unequal treaty' that was heavily biased towards the victor. The Lion and the Dragon: Britain's Opium Wars with China, 1839-1860 examines the causes and ensuing military history of these tragic conflicts, as well as their bitter legacies.
LION'S. FIGHT. WITH. THE. DRAGON. From Bern rode forth King Diderik, A
stately warrior form; Engaged in fray he found in the way A lion and laidly worm. [
5] They fought for a day, they fought for two, But ere the third was flown, The
KING DIDERIK AND THE LION'S FIGHT WITH THE DRAGON Table of Contents
From Bern rode forth King Diderik, A stately warrior form; Engaged in fray he
found in the way A lion and laidly worm.  They fought for a day, they fought for
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... Atlantic Alliance edited by Lawrence S . Kaplan The Diplomacy of Pragmatism :
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Wilsonian Foreign Policy Frederick S . Calhoun The Dragon , the Lion , and the ...
Author: Qiang Zhai
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Category: Political Science
A study in international history and comparative analysis of the relations between China, Britain and America, in the period from 1949 to 1958. The author draws upon previously-classified documents and private papers to give a view of the Cold War from Chinese and Western standpoints.
“Dragons?” “Aye. Don't you remember them? The dragon Future. The dragon
Unknown.” Memory sparked. A memory which brought no pain, no remorse. I saw
a small, frail boy of seven trembling with fear. I smelled the good sweet smell of ...
Author: Joan Lesley Hamilton
Publisher: Open Road Media
The man who would become Ireland’s beloved patron saint confronts his destiny during the tumultuous Dark Ages in this vibrant, enthralling novel In 410 CE, arrogant sixteen-year-old Magonus Sucatus Patricius denounces Christianity as a religion for cowards when the Roman legions withdraw, leaving Britain vulnerable to raiders from the west. Determined to wield a sword despite being the grandson of a priest, the affluent young man is taken captive by barbarians and sold into slavery to a cruel Irish king. On a mountaintop in Eire, a shepherd strips him of his grand Roman name and calls him Padraic, marking him a man of no consequence. Set against the magnificent backdrop of ancient Ireland and based on available historical facts, Saint Patrick’s Confession, and Celtic myth, this gripping novel follows Patrick as he finds his faith while fighting to escape bondage in Eire. Friendship with a king, love for a queen, and enmity with the druids who fear his God will embroil him in a civil war in a land from which he will struggle to flee—only to be called to return.
The Lion's Conquest also includes:Book 2: The Fall of the Dragon and Book 3: The Lion's Share
Author: Lawrence Murray
Publisher: Lion's Conquest
The year is 1047 A.D. In Normandy, William fights to hold on to his duchy, whilst in England, Harold, the second son of Godwin, the powerful Earl of Wessex, inherits his father. Tensions in England grow as King Edward's marriage to Godwin's daughter, Edith, fails to produce an heir and it is rumoured that King Edward has named Duke William as his heir. William is however fully engaged in Normandy, putting down persistent challenges to his title. Although his heart belongs to Alice of the Bessin, the woman he stole away from his enemy, by marrying Matilda, the unruly daughter of the Count of Flanders, he could become the most powerful magnate in all of France. But will France's weak King allow such a marriage? For William, however, the heaviest burden is the pain of relinquishing the great love of his life. And what is to become of Alice, now her reputation is soiled forever?Harold's final victory over the Welsh makes him all England's hero, but he too has personal problems: Can he ever forgive Edith Swannesha, his wife of 20 years, for betraying him and how will he manage without his Irish friend and bodyguard, Brendan mac Diarmait? By 1064, with King Edward's health failing, a rebellion brewing in the north and, in Norway, the emergence of a third, fearsome contender for England's throne, Harold sets out for Normandy to meet William. Can they join forces to forge the Anglo-Norman empire, of which King Edward has long dreamt? Or will their ambition engulf them in a bloody war? Only one can be King; but first, they must take the measure of each other.The Lion and the Dragon relates the rise of two of the strongest leaders in medieval Christendom. It is Book One of a trilogy, The Lion's Conquest, which takes us through the events that made giants of two of history's most famous heroes and changed history not only for England but all of Europe. The Lion's Conquest also includes: Book 2: The Fall of the Dragon and Book 3: The Lion's Shar
Suddenly three lion figures, previously lying motionless on the ground, began to
tremble and sway, then prance around ... The purple dragon's front dancer stood
on the shoulders of the other so that the lion's front legs rose completely off the ...
Author: Nate Tate
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
With little more than two backpacks, a camera, and a tarp, Mandarin-speaking American brother and sister Nate and Mary Kate Tate traveled more than 9,700 miles throughout China to share the country's inspiring culture and cuisine with kitchens in the West. What began as a travelblog (feedingthedragon.com) documenting the duo's journey has evolved into a visual narrative of food, culture, and travel inside Feeding the Dragon. Arranged by the authors' travel itinerary to highlight the uniqueness of nine specific regions in China, Feeding the Dragon is part cookbook and part cultural travelogue, overflowing with sumptuous but easily prepared authentic dishes. From Buddhist vegetarian dishes enjoyed on the snowcapped mountains of Tibet to lamb kebabs served on the scorching desert of Xinjiang Province, one hundred recipes are presented alongside first-person narratives and travel photographs. Western cooks will find healthy recipes brimming with authentic ingredients and flavors, such as Lychee Martini and Shanghai Soup Dumplings, Pineapple Rice, Coca-Cola Chicken Wings, Green Tea Shortbread Cookies, and Wild Mushroom Salad. Feeding the Dragon also provides handy reference sidebars to guide cooks with time-saving shortcuts such as buying premade dumpling wrappers instead of making them from scratch, or using a blow-dryer to finish your Peking Duck. A comprehensive glossary of Chinese ingredients and their equivalent substitutions complete the book. Feeding the Dragon is not an Americanized adulteration of classic Chinese cuisine. Instead, the Tates offer readers and cooks a beautiful journey through Chinese history, culture, tradition, and food. "This is a heartwarming and often gripping tale of a brother-sister team who bike back roads, slog muddy fields, trudge across mountains, and navigate ancient alleyways to explore the kitchens and culinary soul of China. The recipes they gather from China's wonderfully hospitable people will tantalize your taste buds as Nate and Mary Kate's decade-long adventure inspires your sense of wanderlust." --James McGregor, author of One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China "Feeding the Dragon is a stunning achievement; it's a foodie's Far East fantasy come true, with pictures and recipes to match." --Adam Roberts, creator of The Amateur Gourmet "The Tate siblings are my kind of travelers, my kind of eaters, and my kind of cooks. In Feeding the Dragon, they have combined adventure travel, history, and culture to create a personal, fun, and interesting cookbook. The photos, recipes, and stories are all fabulous. I love this cookbook!" --Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Shanghai Girls
Rakhsh galloped from the pasture but, caught between fear of Ros- tam and fear
of the dragon, was uncertain what he ... When Rakhsh saw this, he reared and
sank his teeth into the dragon's side, and tore at his skin like a ravening lion.