The Opium War
Genre: Drama, Historical
The story of Qing Dynasty official Lin Zexu and his battle against British imperialist is set at the start of 1838 during the first hints of the conflict that would become the Opium War which led to the ceding of Hong Kong to the British Empire. Lin Zexu is dispatched to Quangzhou to put an end to the British traders mass selling of opium to the population, a move that leads him to blockade the East India Company. The British trade rep Eliot arrives in China to broker a public ceremony whereby the opium would be publicly dumped into the sea. This move does not please the politicos in London who promply dispatch massive firepower to attack China's ports.