Narrative of the Earl Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, 1858 and 1859.
1858: The heat then as now
War is a universal wrench for fixing the failing state, an opportunity to massively bury the extras, shamelessly elevate the useful and totally…
Victor Zatsepine, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930 (2018). A supremely lucid take on a rather complex…
Ronald Stanley Suleski, Daily Life for the Common People of China, 1850 to 1950: Understanding Chaoben Culture (Brill, 2018). 463 pages. Link.