Anglo-French troops defeat Chinese at Palikau (34 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume Ancient and Classical Chinese Writing and Culture, -600-1900.


At the Battle of Palikao in the Second Opium War, a joint army of Anglo-French troops defeats a Chinese force, enabling them to take Beijing and ultimately defeat the Qing Empire in the war.

Editors. "Anglo-French troops defeat Chinese at Palikau". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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