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rundown of postcolonial Asia

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  • Homework for over the break:
    • 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
      • 8 sentences
      • 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
  • Deng Xiaoping
    • Introduced capitalism to Chinese economy
    • Reformer (like Gorbachev)
  • Tiananmen Square
    • 1,000,000’s of students protested for DEMOCRACY
    • Students were killed, or jailed… it was a massacre