The Second Opium War

March 3, 1857 marked the unofficial beginning of the so-called Second Opium War (officially 1856-1860).

The Second Opium War not only forced that narcotic drug deep into China’s politics, public health, and economics but also cemented the country’s status as both a prize and a battleground for Euro-American imperialist powers.

Written by Miriam Kingsberg Kadia. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. Video production by Svetlana Ter-Grigoryan, Laura Seeger and Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. 

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