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Seasia indy

  1. 8. Homework for over the break: <ul><li>Watch TV, read a newspaper article, look at a political cartoon… anything related to Israel/Palestine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a summary of what you saw/read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? What? Why? Where? When? How? </li></ul></ul>
  2. 9. --1994 BCE-1800 CE Various Dynasties Silk road Gunpowder Moveable type
  3. 10. --1842, Opium War & the Treaty of Nanjing Trade imbalance with UK UK started shipping opium to China Chinese fought back Unequal treaty
  4. 11. --Spheres of Influence European countries carved China up, took control of certain areas & demanded trading rights
  5. 12. -- 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
  6. 13. -- 1911; Civil War Nationalists (Jiang Jeshzi) Communists (Mao Zedong) VS.
  7. 14. --1931-1945; Japanese Imperialism Rape of Nanking Greater East Asia Co prosperity Sphere
  8. 15. 1949 Mao established Communist Government in China Defeated the nationalists Tried to Modernize China Didn’t get along with the USSR
  9. 16. --1965 Cultural Revolution Great Leap forward failed Army of young people helped arrest, imprison & kill millions of “anti-Mao” Chinese
  10. 17. Deng Xiaoping <ul><li>Introduced capitalism to Chinese economy </li></ul><ul><li>Reformer (like Gorbachev) </li></ul>
  11. 18. Tiananmen Square <ul><li>1,000,000’s of students protested for DEMOCRACY </li></ul><ul><li>Students were killed, or jailed… it was a massacre </li></ul>

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