The British Empire in East Asia: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Perspectives I
(AY 2022/2023, Semester 1)

Download course syllabus here: British Empire in E Asia 1 syllabus.pdf

Week 1. Introduction

Britain and China: Empires Entwined

Lecture notes: W1. Introduction.pptx

PDF of Le Fanu, "Green Tea": Green Tea scan.pdf; Green Tea notes.pdf

Week 2. Tea and opium I

Reading: Le Fanu, "Green Tea"

Lecture notes: W2. Tea opium.pptx

Voice recording: W2. Green Tea.mp3

Week 3. Tea and opium II

Reading: Le Fanu, "Green Tea"

Lecture notes: W3. Tea opium.pptx

PDF of Ghosh, Sea of PoppiesGhosh. Sea of Poppies scan.pdf

Voice recording: W3. Green tea.mp3

Week 4. Planting opium in Bengal: Farmers

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Sea of Poppies

Lecture notes: W4. Planting opium in Bengal farmers.pptx

Voice recording: W4. Sea of Poppies.mp3

Week 5. Shipping opium from Calcutta to Canton: Sailors and Overseers

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Flood of Fire

Lecture notes: W5. Shipping opium sailors overseers.pptx

Voice recording: W5. Sailors and overseers.mp3

Week 6. Shipping opium from Calcutta to Canton: Lascars

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Flood of Fire

Lecture notes: W6. Shipping opium lascars.pptx

Voice recording: W6. Lascars.mp3

Week 7. Trading opium in Canton: The British

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Flood of Fire

Lecture notes: W7. Trading opium in Canton Brit.pptx

Voice recording: W7. British opium traders.mp3

Week 8. Trading opium in Canton: The Parsis

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Flood of Fire

Lecture notes: W8. Trading opium in Canton Parsis.pptx

Voice recording: W8. Parsi opium traders.mp3

Week 9. The Opium War: British Indian soldiers

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Flood of Fire

Lecture notes: W9. Opium War Brit Indian soldiers.pptx

Voice recording: W9. British Indian soldiers.mp3

Week 10. The Opium War: The Manchu government

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Flood of Fire

Lecture notes: W10. Opium War Manchu government.pptx

Week 11. The Opium War: Hong Kong island

Reading: extracts from Ghosh, Flood of Fire

Lecture notes: W11. Opium War HK Island.pptx

PDF of Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin DroodDickens. Mystery of Edwin Drood.pdf

Images of opium dens: Dore illustration.jpg; Fildes illustration.jpg

Week 12. Opium in the imperial metropolis

Reading: extract from Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Reading: images of opium dens in 19th-century London

Lecture notes: W12. Opium in imperial metropolis.pptx

Week 13. Research skills workshop

How to conduct research for your assignment

Lecture notes: W13. Research skills workshop.pptx

Week 14. Conclusion

Lecture notes: W14. Conclusion.pptx

Week 15. Essay due

Assignment instructions: Assignment instructions.pdf

Recommended reading list: Recommended reading list.pdf