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    • Imperial Twilight

    • The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age
    • By: Stephen R. Platt
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

     

    As one of the most potent turning points in the country's modern history, the Opium War has since come to stand for everything that today's China seeks to put behind it. In this dramatic, epic story, award-winning historian Stephen Platt sheds new light on the early attempts by Western traders and missionaries to "open" China even as China's imperial rulers were struggling to manage their country's decline and Confucian scholars grappled with how to use foreign trade to China's advantage. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Balanced readable narrative about the Opium Wars

    • By Carl A. Gallozzi on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

    • China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
    • By: Stephen R. Platt
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Stephen R. Platt is widely respected for his incisive nonfiction, particularly in regard to his knowledge and understanding of China. With Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, Platt details the absorbing narrative of the Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the loss of 20 million lives. Occurring in the 1850s, this is the story of a cultural movement characterized by intriguing personages such as influential military strategist Zeng Guofan and brilliant Taiping leader Hong Rengan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • InTOLerable Reader

    • By Adam on 07-07-12

    Regular price: $34.99