1839 in China

Events from the year 1839 in China.

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1839
in
China

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See also:Other events of 1839
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IncumbentsEdit

ViceroysEdit

EventsEdit

  • Daoguang Emperor appointed scholar-official Lin Zexu to the post of Special Imperial Commissioner with the task of eradicating the opium trade. He bans the trade of opium and writes a letter to Queen Victoria asking her to stop the illegal importation of opium
  • early July 1839 - a group of British merchant sailors in Kowloon became intoxicated after consuming rice liqueur. Two of the sailors became agitated with and beat to death Lin Weixi, a villager from nearby Tsim Sha Tsui.[2][3] They are disciplined by British military court and the British refuse to hand them over to Chinese prosecutors

OngoingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mann, Susan (2007-09-28). The Talented Women of the Zhang Family. University of California Press. p. 136. ISBN 9780520250901. twentieth year of the daoguang emperor.
  2. ^ Hanes & Sanello 2002, p. 61
  3. ^ Hoe & Roebuck 1999, p. 91