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Steampunk Opium Wars extravaganza at Greenwich National Maritime Museum

Britain’s craving for chinoiserie in the 18th and 19th centuries resulted in a trade imbalance that threatened to empty the treasury. To pay for the tea, silks, spices and porcelain we liked so much, the East India Company sold enormous … Continue reading

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