Sunday, September 28, 2014

Adjusting to a Post-Opium War World

In a post-Opium War world, western merchants moved their tea business to Hong Kong.  This transition is illustrated in the compelling topographical view by artist-architect M. Bruce, 
"View of Jardine Mathison's, looking North West from Causeway Bay. 28th September, 1846." 

Image via MIT Visualizing Cultures