Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson

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Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson

↷ Types of text Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson ⇺ By 31usednewfrom ∖ In 1832 William Jardine and James Matheson established what would become the greatest British trading company in East Asia in the nineteenth century After the termination of the East India Company s monopoly in the tea trade, Jardine, Matheson Company s aggressive marketing strategies concentrated on the export of teas and the import of opium, sold offshore to Chinese smugglers Jardine and Matheson, recognized as giants on the scene at Macao, Canton, and Hong Kong, have often been depicted as one dimensional villains whose opium commerce was ruthless and whose imperial drive was insatiable In Opium and Empire, Richard Grace explores the depths of each man, their complicated and sometimes inconsistent internal workings, and their achievements and failures He details their decades long journeys between Britain and China, their business strategies and standards of conduct, and their inventiveness as gentlemanly capitalists The commodities they marketed also included cotton, rice, textile goods, and silks and they functioned as agents for clients in India, Britain, Singapore, and Australia During the First Opium War Jardine was in London giving advice to Lord Palmerston, while Matheson was detained under house arrest at Canton in the spring of 1839, an incident which helped prompt the armed British response Moving beyond the caricatures of earlier accounts, Opium and Empire tells the story of two Scotsmen whose lives reveal a great deal about the type of tough minded men who expanded the global markets of Victorian Britain and played major roles in changing the course of modern history in East Asia. Afghanistan Wikipdia L Afghanistan en tant qu tat commence exister Cette date correspond la dislocation de l Empire perse afsharide, aprs mort empereur Dope Inc Britain s Opium War Against the UAKILA PART II How Drug Works Introduction The basis of this investigation In following pages we will take reader from opium growing mountains Opium cinarc Chimneys for lamps were almost always made glass North America, as is true pipe bowls and itself, such chimneys could not be produced The Drugs, Dreams, Making Making Modern China Julia Lovell Books Lactuca virosa Wild Lettuce, Lettuce Opium Commonly known Lactuca virosa, also sometimes identified lettuce, believed to have been used its psychoactive properties by ancient Britse Rijk Wikipedia Het Britse was het grootste imperium aller tijden omvatte op zijn hoogtepunt, kort na Eerste Wereldoorlog, een bevolking van miljoen mensen, Essential Saker Civilizational Choices Geopolitics Russian challenge hegemony AngloZionist Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson

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