This is a painting of the signing of the 'Treaty of Nanking' which ended the first Opium War.

This is a painting of the signing of the 'Treaty of Nanking' which ended the first Opium War.

Bilingual pages in the Treaty of Nanking, signed August 29, 1842. (The National Archives/Heritage-Images) #Treaty_of_Nanking

Bilingual pages in the Treaty of Nanking, signed August 29, 1842. (The National Archives/Heritage-Images) #Treaty_of_Nanking

Chinese Export Silver: The 19th-Century Phenomenon Equivalent to the iPad! The Chinese have always had the ability to absorb innovations and employ them in their own arts and technologies but they rarely allowed their own discoveries out of China. This changed with 1842 Treaty of Nanking, benefiting both China and the West. At the same time as Wang Hing & Company produced his rosewater sprinkler for the European or American market, it was able to create it for India and the Middle East.

Chinese Export Silver: The 19th-Century Phenomenon Equivalent to the iPad! The Chinese have always had the ability to absorb innovations and employ them in their own arts and technologies but they rarely allowed their own discoveries out of China. This changed with 1842 Treaty of Nanking, benefiting both China and the West. At the same time as Wang Hing & Company produced his rosewater sprinkler for the European or American market, it was able to create it for India and the Middle East.

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“The Signing and Sealing of the Treaty of Nanking in the State Cabin of H.M.S. Cornwallis, 29th August, 1842” (detail), Painted by Capt. John Platt. #Treaty_of_Nanking

“The Signing and Sealing of the Treaty of Nanking in the State Cabin of H.M.S. Cornwallis, 29th August, 1842” (detail), Painted by Capt. John Platt. #Treaty_of_Nanking

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中英江寧條約(南京條約) Treaty of Nanking (After Opium War)

中英江寧條約(南京條約) Treaty of Nanking (After Opium War)

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Treaty of Nanking, 1842.  The opium war between the British and the Chinese lasted between 1839 and ended with the treaty in 1842 between Queen Victoria and the Chinese Emperor Daoguang.

Treaty of Nanking, 1842. The opium war between the British and the Chinese lasted between 1839 and ended with the treaty in 1842 between Queen Victoria and the Chinese Emperor Daoguang.

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The Treaty of Nanking, widely considered to be one of the first unequal treaties. http://nanking.com/

The Treaty of Nanking, widely considered to be one of the first unequal treaties. http://nanking.com/

The Closing Events of the Campaign in China: The Operations in the Yang-Tze-Kiang, and Treaty of Nanking

The Closing Events of the Campaign in China: The Operations in the Yang-Tze-Kiang, and Treaty of Nanking

The Shanghai International Settlement originated following the defeat of Qing dynasty China by the British Empire in the First Opium War (1839–1842) and the subsequent signature of the Treaty of Nanking.

The Shanghai International Settlement originated following the defeat of Qing dynasty China by the British Empire in the First Opium War (1839–1842) and the subsequent signature of the Treaty of Nanking.

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