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Focuses on the decline of the Ch'ing Empire. Surveys the Ch'ing empire in China and Inner Asia at its height, in about 1800. Studies the complex interplay of foreign invasion, domestic rebellion and Ch'ing decline and restoration. Special reference made to the Peking administration, the Canton trade and the early treaty system, the Taiping, Nien and other rebellions, and the dynasty's survival in uneasy cooperation with the British, Russian, French, American and other invaders. Includes maps and bibliographical essays.
A survey of wars, battles, people and civilizations that have played important roles in worldwide military history. Includes photographs, charts, maps, and bibliographies for wars and conflicts from ancient times to the 21st century.