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IMPERIALISM
AFFECTS CHINA
CHINA THROUGHOUT HISTORY

One of the earliest
civilizations

Responsible for many
inventions throughout
history

By 1500 the Chinese
resisted progress and
political growth
Forbidden City
Causes of the Decline

Massive overpopulation

Intense pressure from the west for trade

For years Britain imported tea, silk, and
porcelain and paid with cotton and silver

Opium war-British
looked to correct trade
imbalance with opium.
China protested, and
was forced to trade
during the Opium war

European States create
spheres of influenceareas where they had
exclusive trading rights
Opium War

Open door policy-U.S. sees what is going on.
China is weak, and U.S. wants to preserve it.

Gave equal trading rights to all imperialist
nations. China not consulted

Boxer RebellionChinese anger with
foreign control in
their country led to
the Boxer Rebellion

20,000 European
troops massacre the
Boxers
Sun Yat-sen

Formed the Revive China Society. Qing dynasty was
in decay

Wanted to turn China into a constitutional monarchy

Launched the Revolution of 1911, which ended the
dynasty and launched a flawed republic. (China had
no urban middle class, unlike the French)
JAPAN
Japan becomes the only Asian
Imperial power

At first, shut it’s doors to the
world

Impressed by U.S.
firepower, agrees to trade

Quickly adopts western
industry, industrializes and
claims colonies such as
Korea