The scramble for China : foreign devils in the Qing empire, 1832-1914 / Robert Bickers.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: London : Allen Lane,
ISBN: 9780713997491 (hbk.) : 0713997494 (hbk.) :
This is the epic story of Europe's attempt to destroy and colonise China and how that attempt failed. Robert Bickers tells the story from both the European point of view and the Chinese, reimagining the encounters between two equally arrogant and scornful cultures.
xv, 495 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
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