China’s response to this was to implement their prohibition against import of this drug by destroying a lot of opium on the ships arriving at the Port of Canton. Their anger and actions towards the Europeans caused the first Opium War. Frustrated, the British brought in their gunboats to open up the trade doors of China again (Macartney). China lost the war and was forced to sign the unequal Treaty of Nanjing, which included many conditions, like opening up several treaty ports, giving away Hong Kong, and giving Britain “favored nation status”. This all weakened the country even more.
What did Yung Wing consider as China's most pressing problems? After the Opium Wars broke out, western countries found that China was very weak. Westerners started to declare wars to China and force China to open her market. After that, the second opium war started. China was defect by England and France.
China resisted these efforts, by England, to continue trade and began attacking their ships. These acts were seen as aggressive in the eyes of the English and the first opium war resulted. The war ended with the treaty of Nanking, which ceded China to Britain. The second opium war between 1856 and 1858 ended with the treaty of Tientsin (2). These two wars were prime examples of commercial imperialism, not only through the opening of treaty ports but through British control of Chinese customs which the 1842 treaty established, and continuing opium trade without restraint (3).
Mao adapted Communist ideas to China and he followed in Joseph Stalin’s footsteps by abusing his power and crippling the Chinese in fear with his totalitarian rule. In this essay I will be exploring the factors contributing to one of the biggest disputes in historical knowledge. Was Mao Zedong’s role in achieving communism genuine or has it been exaggerated and morphed by the Asian populations living under absolute despotism. “Idealism is no panacea in a totalitarian regime.” 1 - Quoted by a 20th century philosopher. It wasn’t said about Mao however it adapts to his ideas and aspirations.
However, China's revolution differed because the initial democratic establishment led to opposition from the Communist party while the formation of the U.S.S.R faced minimal opposition. In China, the Qing dynasty was ineffective, instead of trying to modernized as early as possible, it squandered what remained of its wealth and in doing so led to heavy losses in influence and power. Similarly, in Russia, The Tsars became ineffective, the decision to enter World War I had brought Russia to its knees socially, politically and economically. The Tsars also faced many scandals that would deface their influence in Russian cities. It was due to these reasons that both China and Russia were seeking to replace the government in power with new ones that would appeal to the population's demands.
The Chinese government got really upset so they confronted the British government and this started the Opium war starting in 1899 till 1902. The British didn’t see this as a problem; they crushed the naval forces and in all won the battle. The British had complete control besides the fact that they were corrupting china with opium they also built a colony named Hong Kong. This is a prime example of what I was saying on how the British abused their power. Another major part of European imperialism was the colonization or as I call it the torture of Sudan, in Africa.
* The later Han dynasty (25-220 C.E.) * Yellow Turban Uprising: revolt due to problems of land distribution * Collapse of the Han * Factions at court paralyzed the central government * Han empire dissolved; China was divided into regional kingdoms QUIZ: 1. In 99 B.C.E. the great historian of China, Sima Qian, suffered from castration because a. he was blamed for distorting history. b. he inflicted this pain on himself in order to be a eunuch.
Eventually, due to the growing out-cry and violence stemming from the controversy, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress to limit immigrant labors into the United States. The consistent, constant and progressive bombardment of articles with images of immigrants stealing what the white workingman was fighting were ways to reach common households. Images were means to show the enemy. The illustrations, for the most part, were crude caricature used to attack a race's stereotypes or general idea of what they stood to destroy. The media period before, during, and after the Chinese Exclusion Act in San Francisco was mostly meant to focus on what the immigration of Chinese was doing to the “American” way of
In 1955 Nasser made deals with both the Soviet Union and the United States. But in 1956 Nasser recognized the Peoples Republic of China and the U.S. took their deal back which angered Nasser and caused him to take the Suez Canal Company and deny access to Israeli bound ships which made the British and French mad. Then the British, French and Israel attacked Egypt which almost destroyed the NATO alliance. (1292) Eisenhower demanded that the British and French withdraw and the Israelis evacuate the Sinai Peninsula or face serve economic sanctions. (1293) Henry Lodge said “Never has there been such tremendous acclaim for the Presidents policy.
Arguments and Main hypothesis (Concepts&measurements) 1. How various economic, cultural and political forces affect Chinese society reshaping during the globalization process. 2. Results of transformations in the economy and the society after Mao Tsetung. Brief Literature review: Answer to my puzzle ( Theories&inference) Articles about this topic: 1.