Should you be interested in the Opium Wars and the great Taiping Rebellion against the Manchu I have reviewed Taiping Era by Graham Evans on my blog.
Taiping Era is a period specific set of rules and a compendium of information necessary to fight tabletop battles of the period. Formation, Commander ability, armament, uniforms and flags are all included.
There are also some period prints that I had not seen before.
This is a useful asset for those of us who game the period and an excellent place to start for those intending to.
Hmm, may have to get this just for reading. I don’t intend to start a new period at this time, but Taiping and Opium wars do pique my interest.
In the heart of Manhattan Chinatown, in Chatham Square (the Earl was popular in Old New York) is a statue of Lin Zexu, the man whose honesty started the first Opium War. The base is inscribed with hs name, his dates and “a pioneer in the war aganst drugs”.