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This is a painting of the signing of the 'Treaty of Nanking' which ended the first Opium War.

Bilingual pages in the Treaty of Nanking, signed August 29, 1842. (The National Archives/Heritage-Images) #Treaty_of_Nanking

Treaty of Nanking, 1842. The opium war between the British and the Chinese lasted between 1839 and ended with the treaty in 1842 between Queen Victoria and the Chinese Emperor Daoguang.

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“The Signing and Sealing of the Treaty of Nanking in the State Cabin of H.M.S. Cornwallis, 29th August, 1842” (detail), Painted by Capt. John Platt. #Treaty_of_Nanking

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Chinese Export Silver: The 19th-Century Phenomenon Equivalent to the iPad! The Chinese have always had the ability to absorb innovations and employ them in their own arts and technologies but they rarely allowed their own discoveries out of China. This changed with 1842 Treaty of Nanking, benefiting both China and the West. At the same time as Wang Hing & Company produced his rosewater sprinkler for the European or American market, it was able to create it for India and the Middle East.

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The Treaty of Nanking, widely considered to be one of the first unequal treaties. http://nanking.com/

Bilingual pages in the Treaty of Nanking HMS Cornwallis was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 12 May 1813 at Bombay.

The Shanghai International Settlement originated following the defeat of Qing dynasty China by the British Empire in the First Opium War (1839–1842) and the subsequent signature of the Treaty of Nanking.

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The Closing Events of the Campaign in China: The Operations in the Yang-Tze-Kiang, and Treaty of Nanking (Paperback)

The Closing Events of the Campaign in China: The Operations in the Yang-Tze-Kiang, and Treaty of Nanking