Book Reviews

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of China by Julia Lovell

In which the author dismisses Chinese sufferings in the Opium war as one would dismiss a child's tantrum. She calls it a 'useful event' in Chinese history - an event that is apparently used by the CCP to justify its rule. 

The Tragicomedy of Errors: China, British Imperialism, and the Opium Wars