Britain and China in the Opium Wars – Channel History Hit – podcast

Britain and China in the Opium Wars

Mark Simner | Channel History Hit


British military historian Mark Simner tackles the Opium Wars, rarely taught in English schools, but taught ubiquitously in China. He explains the provenance of both conflicts, and explores some of the reasons why resentment still lingers to this day. The Opium Wars are a critical part of Chinese history, and vital to understanding the first half of the 20th century in China, and to some extent, modern-day China.For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to History Hit TV. Use code ‘pod3’ at checkout. For information regarding your data privacy, visit


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