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Story of Imperialism: China


Stephanie, Christine, Austin

Stephanie, Christine, Austin

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  • 1. Story of Imperialism: China Christine S., Austin Y., Stephanie C.
  • 2. Brief History of China • Preferred to succeed on its own • Lived with the idea of “one”, meaning that China’s the best • China was very proud of itself
  • 3. Brief History of Britain • Colonized numerous countries (both through old imperialism and new imperialism)
  • 4. Early 1800 -- Early 1900
  • 5. What Britain Wanted • Britain wanted tea, silk, cotton • Due to large population, Britain expected lots of profit from trading with China • Method: neoimperialism • Many other countries also wanted China, thus it was important for Britain to control China’s raw materials for power
  • 6. China’s Resistance • China looked down on foreigners • China was self-sufficient
  • 7. How Britain Penetrated China Opium (plant) • Smuggled opium for non- medical uses • Opium caused internal problems in China Opium War • Soon, Opium War breaks out (1839) • War led to the Treaty of Nanjing • 4 other Chinese ports were open
  • 8. China’s Internal Problems Taiping Rebellion • Struggled with constant increase of population - became overwhelming • Taiping Rebellion - in desire of equal, well- distributed wealth (1830)
  • 9. Growing Foreign Influence • By late 19th century, European powers took advantage of China’s instability • U.S. was worried that other nations would divide China and prevent U.S. from trading
  • 10. China’s Reform Boxer Rebellion • China did not want foreign powers taking charge of it, yet it was still open to change • After the Boxer Rebellion, Chinese nationalism grew, and the Chinese became determined to reform • China followed the Japanese’ constitutional monarchy (1917)
  • 11. Europe & America’s Gain • Sphere of Influence • Open Door Policy (1899)
  • 12. Conclusion • Western economic pressure forced China to open to foreign trade and influence • Since then, China has been a huge contributer to the global community
  • 13. Works Cited Boxer Rebellion: The Siege of Peking, 1900. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Web. 8 Feb. 2010. <>. •China Imperialism Cartoon. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons, 17 May 2006. Web. 8 Feb. 2010. <http://>. •Digital image. Jane's Allotment In July. Web. 8 Feb. 2010. < JulyPictures.htm>. •Digital image. The Taiping Rebellion - China culture. Cultural China, 2010. Web. 8 Feb. 2010. <http://>. •The Opium War. Digital image. Chinese History. Web. 8 Feb. 2010. < bender4/eall131/EAHReadings/module02/m02chinese.html>.