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Chinas Great Humiliations The Opium Wars and Wanton Destruction of Yuanmingyuan in 1860 by British and French Troops

Chinas Great Humiliations The Opium Wars and Wanton Destruction of Yuanmingyuan in 1860 by British and French Troops

The Opium War 1838 154min
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWzeZ5sNxmk

The Second Opium War (1856-1860)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUl7k1kmWXM&t=22s

Drugs The Complete History of Illegal Drugs Full Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yog6N35WAU

OPIUM: BBC Documentary Series, A Complete History 58 min
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuMmvqB9mm0

See A Brief Catalog of Chinese Invention: 60% of Basic Knowledge Originated in China.

· Two Great Historical Tragedies

The above summary doesn’t even begin to provide an adequate catalog of the extent of Chinese invention, of the sum of China’s discoveries and contributions to the modern world. But unfortunately, much of China’s total sum of knowledge and history of invention is lost to the world forever.

A large part of the recorded knowledge of China’s history of inventions, processes and machines was destroyed in one of the greatest acts of cultural genocide in the history of the world.

This was the looting and burning (August 1860) of the Yuanmingyuan by the British, the French, and the Jewish families like the Sassoons who were responsible for the opium atrocities in China. This wanton destruction was retaliation for the Chinese resistance to the Sassoon’s opium distribution.

But in terms of the destruction of a literary recording of culture there was an even greater crime against the history of Chinese knowledge – the destruction by the British of the library at Hanlin Academy.

There is no dispute that the British carried out and destroyed the most valuable artifact there – the 22,000-volume encylopedia, the Yung Lo Ta Tien. That encyclopedia, with its 22,000 volumes, written by more than 2,000 scholars over many years, contained much of the total of 5,000 years of Chinese knowledge, invention and thought.

The British carried all those books outdoors, poured fuel on them, and burnt the entire collection to ashes. God only knows what was lost.

At first, the British tried to blame the Chinese, but then admitted they themselves burned it “for safety’s sake and not for spite”. So, in true neocon fashion, the British claimed they ‘destroyed it in order to preserve it’.

Only about 40 volumes survived the incineration, and those reside today in the British Library – who have no intention of returning them to China.
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History Documentaries – Documentary The Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI9-EVbA2dU

Part 1: Jewish Opium and British Imperialism: The Wanton Destruction of China’s Yuanmingyuan Click Here
Editorial by 龙信明

Part 2: China Remembers a Vast Crime by the West: The Wanton Destruction of the Yuanmingyuan in Beijing Click Here
From an article by Sheila Melvin, published in the New York Times; October 21, 2010

龙信明 Blog – Watching China – The Jewish Monopoly on Opium
See a “command performance” – Chinese middle and upper class forced at gunpoint to smoke the Sassoon’s opium. These “command performances”, persisted until addiction took over. The guns being conveniently provided by the British military.

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 1 of 11”
https://youtu.be/1dyLM0qFJ5I

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 2 of 11”
https://youtu.be/8bx7kx1dzOA

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 3 of 11”
https://youtu.be/z7vhlljYtPQ

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 4 of 11”
https://youtu.be/qV0yuAWMil4

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 5 of 11”
https://youtu.be/JcIPAZ7cpbs

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 6 of 11”
https://youtu.be/COLS_bgXkks

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 7 of 11”
https://youtu.be/zeGB1CrYYj4

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 8 of 11”
https://youtu.be/LFrZ-Ou7bAw

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 9 of 11”
https://youtu.be/pdMvAhmE70A

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 10 of 11”

Watch “頤和園 : The Summer Palace, part 11 of 11”
https://youtu.be/gNb67gcNsPM

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (1)”
https://youtu.be/OX_clXFYUKo

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (2)”
https://youtu.be/1as93jTsRmA

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (3)”
https://youtu.be/gie4glIMJ6c

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (4)”
https://youtu.be/X8EVybwdtDs

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (5)”
https://youtu.be/igCDFNo1nYI

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (6)”
https://youtu.be/tpuTzdZ2Sb4

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (7)”
https://youtu.be/2_qKCIfEe7k

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (8)”
https://youtu.be/TZXDYyUnjPs

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (9)”
https://youtu.be/kcfS8q-9Nz4

Watch “Old Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Beijing China (10)”
https://youtu.be/KVvR565oTWg

Watch “Summer Palace – Beijing – China (11)” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/U4EImjLDe0A

SUMMER PALACE颐和园 1◆◆The Secret Gardens of the last Emperors of China
https://youtu.be/GJFp8kqqSqg

SUMMER PALACE颐和园 2◆◆The Secret Gardens of the last Emperors of China
https://youtu.be/ZsfpXumc1Lg

4K Walking tours in Summer Palace West Episode 1|The best Chinese imperial garden(颐和园西第一集)
https://youtu.be/-IM5_DiaasY

4K Walking tours in Summer Palace West Episode 2|The best Chinese imperial garden
https://youtu.be/FUuA3gUp9Jk

4K Walking tours in Summer Palace West Episode 3|The best Chinese imperial garden
https://youtu.be/aK9nAWDUk6Q

4K Walking tours in Summer Palace West Episode 4|The best Chinese imperial garden
https://youtu.be/_ZlPcNxIiOg

4K Walking tours in Summer Palace West Episode 5|The best Chinese imperial garden
https://youtu.be/Ipdw0-hiSEk

4K Night Walks in Summer Palace Episode 6|The best Chinese imperial garden
https://youtu.be/qOR_KRAbAx4?list=TLPQMjkxMjIwMjDWbvRUkO6KfQ

Watch “#3D technology restores the original of Yuanmingyuan imperial garden”
https://youtu.be/Ygde0d4v4X4

Watch “The Old Summer Palace of China, Minecraft 3D version”
https://youtu.be/ooNYvSdE1NU

Watch “Restoring the Old Summer Palace in Beijing”
https://youtu.be/Odv45_rfj_Y

Watch “Old Summer Palace Tour (Yuanming Yuan)”
https://youtu.be/IQXthgOa0Gc

Watch “Old Summer Palace Tour (Yuanming Yuan) / 圆明园 / 圓明園”
https://youtu.be/E2qskHKWOIs

Watch “Old Summer Palace (圆明园 Yuanmingyuan): Its story, how it looks/looked, artifacts looted”
https://youtu.be/LRGfcoi0XY0

Watch “Walking around Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, China
https://youtu.be/LATAI-Y4cCE

Watch “The world heritage walking tour-Summer palace | China travel vlog”
https://youtu.be/9AdDxR_72kk

Watch “圓明園 (Yuanming Yuan – The Old Summer Palace)”
https://youtu.be/aASsmdlOHLM

Watch “[Documentary] The Old Summer Palace (Yuanming Yuan) 圆明园”
https://youtu.be/2wu3DQZE_eU

Watch “Beijing Travel Guide – Forbidden City Documentary (Palace Museum) Part 1 “Secrets” HD”
https://youtu.be/sHypO2ISPas

Beijing Travel Guide – Forbidden City Documentary (Palace Museum) Part 2 “Survival” HD
https://youtu.be/Cx-C6cEYoeU

The Summer Palace, Beijing, China
https://youtu.be/f2OW_KyQqXI

Burning Of The Imperial Palace 1983 DVD X264 2Audio AAC HALFCD 52NORM 92 min
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy-dmrf5mwg

James Hevia on The Afterlives of Ruins: The Yuanmingyuan in China and the West 66 min
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAiLsuk_gLo

A Virtual Tour of The Old Summer Palace (Before Massive Destruction).mp4 5 min
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mI3dcCJ0FU

Culture Express HQ】 Debate on Whether the Yuanmingyuan Should be Restored 13 min
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woT7IofyT_8

The Old Summer Palace, known in Chinese as Yuan Ming Yuan (the Gardens of Perfect Brightness), and originally called the Imperial Gardens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuanmingyuan

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