Tag Archive | chinese history

A Month of: This Day in History

On this day in 1839 in Humen, China, Chinese scholar and official of the Qing dynasty, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium which had been confiscated from British merchants. Lin forcefully opposed the opium trade on economic, social and moral grounds. The destruction of the opium stores is seen as the primary catalyst […]

October Indie Book Reviews – Part Two

I’ll start by explaining what I’ve been up to this month. I decided to dedicate my entire October (and possibly November too) to reading purely ‘Indie’ and self-published books. (This just refers to my pleasure reading – not novel research.) Read more about what I’m up to here Onto my second Indie book review, The […]