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Encounters in east asia

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  • 1. Encounters in East Asia
  • 2. European Trade with China
    Strict Limits on Trade
    Foreigners could trade only at Canton under the supervision of imperial officials
    When trading season ended, they had to sail away
    Scholars and Missionaries
    Chinese rulers welcomed the chance to learn the arts and sciences of Renaissance Europe
  • 3. Manchu Conquest
    Qing Rule
    Barred intermarriage between Manchusand Chinese
    Manchu women were forbidden to follow traditional Chinese practice of footbinding
    Manchus adopted the Confucian system of government
  • 4. Response to Westerners
    Refused to trade under European rules
    China made mistakes
    1800’s China learned about the western advances the hard way. (especially the military technology)
  • 5. Korea and Isolation
    Low status of merchants in Confucianism led Koreans to look down on foreign traders
    Japanese invasion in 1590 devastated the land of Korea
    1636, Manchus conquered Korea before overrunning Ming China
    Response: chose Isolation except from Chinese and a few Japanese
  • 6. Japan and Foreign Traders
    Japan was open to European missionaries
    Tokugawa shoguns grew increasingly hostile toward foreigners
    Persecuted Japanese Christians, killing many thousands
    Maintained isolation for 200 years

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