Platt, Stephen R

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Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China'sLast Golden Age

This thoroughly researched and delightful work is essential for anyone interested in Chinese or British imperial history. For a more detailed accounting of the war itself, consider Julia Lovell's The Opium War.

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Platt's study of this era will be challenging for general audiences, but specialists and those seeking a serious study of the topic will appreciate it.

City of Fortune


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