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Nanjing (1842): Unequal Treaties and the Right to War

Nanjing (1842): Unequal Treaties and the Right to WarIn the latest Oxford Historical Treaties editorial, Randall Lesaffer writes on the topic of the treaty which put a formal end to the First Opium War between China and Great Britain with Nanjing (1842): Unequal Treaties and the Right to War.

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Image: The Signing and Sealing of the Treaty of Nanking. Painted by Captain John Platt, Bengal Volunteers. Engraved by John Burnet., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.


 

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