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Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money: A Hacked History of the Opium War

  • The Hutong Beijing (map)

The Opium Wars mark the beginning of China's "Century of Humiliation" and the beginning of China's modern era in school textbooks in the PRC. What caused the war? Was it really all about protecting Queen Victoria's good name as the world's largest narco-baron? How are the wars remembered today and what does this mean for how China sees the world in the 21st century. This talk is an informative and entertaining look at the Opium Wars and what it means for people living and working in China today.

Join writer, historian, and storyteller Jeremiah Jenne for this talk and discussion about this pivotal event in Modern Chinese history.

Cost: 50 RMB, 40 RMB for members of The Hutong

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