TLF ID M008717
This is a collection of online materials about the first example of 'gunboat diplomacy' in Asia: the First Opium War. The materials consist of an illustrated essay by Professor Peter C Perdue and four galleries containing 182 images. Chapters in the essay cover: the opium trade; production and consumption; hostilities; the first unequal treaty; and war stories. The image galleries contain: depictions of the war, illustrations by Shiva Lal of opium production in Patna, India; illustrations from John Ouchterlony's book 'The Chinese war'; and five articles from the 'Saturday Magazine' during 1843.