Painting by Ahn Gyeon (안견/安堅), Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land (몽유도원도/夢遊桃源圖), 1447.


Another snippet of 19th century (Western) history of China

Excerpts from The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and its Dependencies, Vol. XXVI, London, 1828:

Note the condescending tone of the article, which, of course, was published before the United Kingdom had any significant role to play in China: Hong Kong was acquired only in 1842, pursuant to the Treaty of Nanking, the first of the so-called 'Unequal Treaties' entered into by the Qing Government and the Western Powers.
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1 comment:

  1. This Journal serves well in iluminating how ridiculou it is for some to state that China was forced to sign the Treaty of Peking (aka Treaty of Amity and Commerce) in 1887.