his 104 ashford university

Write a two- to three-page paper discussing the origins and outcome of the Opium Wars between Britain and China, discussing all of the following items:

  • Explain the expansion of European imperialism in Asia and why it led to the British importing opium to China.
  • Evaluate the origins of the Opium Wars from both Chinese and British viewpoints, and incorporate a well-defined argument of which country had a more valid claim.
  • Analyze the consequences of the Treaty of Nanjing.
  • Explain some of the lessons that we can take from the history of the Opium Wars.

The paper must

  • Be two to three pages in length, not including title and reference pages.
  • Be formatted according to APA style.
  • Start with an introduction and provide a thesis statement.
  • Contain at least one quote from the treaty of Nanjing.
  • Contain one quote from one of the other sources listed.
  • Cite sources in text and on the reference page.

Please use the following four sources and include them in your paper using citations when referred to. You may also add other scholarly secondary sources from the library.

First, in order to gain a better understanding of the Opium Wars, listen to the following radio program and review the following multimedia essay.

Second, to undertake the research for this assignment, review the following treaty (primary source) and read the following newspaper article.

For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, and for using scholarly and primary sources, visit the Ashford University Writing Center’s Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) resource.

The Opium War paper

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

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