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Qing Dynasty Saga, Part III, The New Beginning

The opium problem started in the late 18th century when the British merchants tried to counterbalance the unfavourable trade with the Chinese side. As we have written already in our previous posts, China at that time believed to be superior to any other country in the world and the same went for its people and Read More…

Qing Dynasty Saga, Part II

As is typical of virtually any dynasty in Chinese history, the dynastic cycle started with two strong emperors, during whose reign the country enjoyed cultural and economic prosperity. Particularly famous is the first Emperor, Kangxi (康熙 KāngXī – 1661–1772), who today is perhaps most known for his role in the creation of the most comprehensive Read More…

Qing Dynasty Saga, Part I

The Qing dynasty 清朝 (QīngCháo) was the last dynasty in Chinese history and it lasted between the years of 1616-1912 (the dynasty was actually overthrown in 1911, but it wasn’t until 1912 that the last emperor abdicated).  At its peak, the Chinese empire became the largest in the whole of Chinese history. This period is Read More…

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