In episode seven, we welcome back Chelsea Kiefer, a sophomore history major at Fort Hays State University, to discuss how Britain developed its tea obsession and how that obsession with tea resulted in two wars over Opium fought between Britain and China.
Hanes, William Travis, and Frank Sanello. The Opium Wars: The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2007.
“Letter of Advice to Queen Victoria.” Lin Zexu to Queen Victoria. 1839. https://cyber.harvard.edu/ChinaDragon/lin_xexu.html.
Rose, Sarah. For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2011.
“Treaty of Nanjing (Nanking), 1842.” USC US-China Institute. Accessed December 03, 2021. https://china.usc.edu/treaty-nanjing-nanking-1842.
“Treaty of Tianjin (Tien-tsin), 1858.” USC US-China Institute. Accessed December 05, 2021. https://china.usc.edu/treaty-tianjin-tien-tsin-1858.
Waley, Arthur. The Opium War through Chinese Eyes. Stanford University Press, 1995.
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