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jul 2, 1839 - "Letter to Queen Victoria", Lin "Clear Sky" Zexiu 1839

Description:

-Lin = Scholar Official and Emperor advisor
-Letter:
>warning to British
>Assumption- queen has power BUT parliament actually has the real power
>Assumption- scholar official to Queen Victoria = older brother to younger brother relationship
>Argument- ethical --> opium destroys, trade = moral, hypocrisy
>Threats- cut off trade, retribution, "superhuman power" from Chinese gods (assumption- british weak and chinese strong)

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Date:

jul 2, 1839
Now
~ 180 years ago
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