[1] Witold Rodziński, Historia Chin, Zakład Narodowy Imienia Ossolińskich, Wrocław-Warszawa-Kraków 1992, s. 364.

[2] „The value of all British goods imported into China from 1781 to 1793 (…) amounted to one-sixth of the value of the teas Chine exported to Britain.”; Complication Group for the History of Modern China, The Opium War, University Press of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii 2000, s. 5.

[3] „He came out seventh out 237 successful candidates in the final examination at Peking in 1811.”; Arthur Waley, The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes, Stanford University Press, Stanford California 1958, s. 12.

[4] „Death was the punishment for all the major form of offence (importing opium, wholesale and retail dealing, keeping an opium den, smoking). But in the case of smokers the death peanlty did come into force until eighteen months after teh day of which the regulation reached any given district.”; Walley, op. cit., s. 53-54.

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