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HIST 273: East Asia's Global Wars: Opium War to Vietnam (HC): Background Information

History 273: East Asia's Global Wars: Opium War to Vietnam (Smith) Fall 2017

Chinese View of the Opium Problem


Commissioner Lin and the Destruction of Opium in 1839.  (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Background Information- China and Japan

The following sources provide overviews of Asian history.  They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and recent scholarly interpretations.

When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.

Subject Guide

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Margaret Schaus

Background-Korea and Vietnam