A Defence of Mr. Maccartney
This book is an apology of sorts, defending the actions of the British East India Company's first envoy to China, George Maccartney, in his dealings with the Chinese emperor in the late 18th century. The author, Oldmixon, argues that Maccartney's failed mission was not due to a lack of diplomatic skill, but rather to the Chinese emperor's unwillingness to open his country to foreign trade. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of British-Chinese relations.
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- Publisher: Legare Street Press
- Publish Date: Jul 18th, 2023
- Pages: 46
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.10in - 0.17lb
- EAN: 9781022736856
- Categories: • Europe - Great Britain - General