Western Expedition to China

The British tried to entice China to open its door to Western trade by sending Lord Macartney to visit Emperor Qian Long in 1792- 94. He brought along 700 men including scholars, musicians, scientists to impress the Chinese. It failed spectacularly. What was Qian Long ‘s famous reply to Lord Macartney?

Here are 2 books from my library on this meeting of two cultures. Aeneas was republished in 2019. Collision is a translation of a French book published in 1989.

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