Watch TV, read a newspaper article, look at a political cartoon… anything related to Israel/Palestine
Write a summary of what you saw/read
What is your opinion
Who? What? Why? Where? When? How?
--1994 BCE-1800 CE Various Dynasties Silk road Gunpowder Moveable type
--1842, Opium War & the Treaty of Nanjing Trade imbalance with UK UK started shipping opium to China Chinese fought back Unequal treaty
--Spheres of Influence European countries carved China up, took control of certain areas & demanded trading rights
-- 1850-1864; Taiping Rebellion Chinese rebellion against European imperialism and spheres of influence Supported by Chinese Government -- 1900; Boxer Rebellion Fists of righteous Harmony started killing white missionaries and traders in China Not supported by the Chinese Government Both are struggles against foreign influence in China
-- 1911; Civil War Nationalists (Jiang Jeshzi) Communists (Mao Zedong) VS.
--1931-1945; Japanese Imperialism Rape of Nanking Greater East Asia Co prosperity Sphere
1949 Mao established Communist Government in China Defeated the nationalists Tried to Modernize China Didn’t get along with the USSR
--1965 Cultural Revolution Great Leap forward failed Army of young people helped arrest, imprison & kill millions of “anti-Mao” Chinese