 China had become an
increasingly important member
of the global community
 Western economic pressure
forced China to op...
 In 1793, the emperor allows a British
ambassador into China
 The emperor is shown the West’s
most advanced technology: ...
 China was able to reject these items
because they were self sufficient
 The basis of this was their agriculture
 China...
 European merchants were desperate to find
something the Chinese would trade for
 Eventually the found one… OPIUM
 Opiu...
 It took a few decades to
catch on, but by 1835 as
many as 12 million
Chinese people were
addicted to the drug
 The grow...
 The battles took place mostly at
sea
 China’s outdated ships were no
match for the British steam-
powered gun boats
 A...
 By 1898, China had been humiliated by
its loss of power
 People began to demand a
modernization of China
 China’s empe...
 Guangzu was placed under arrest, his policies
reversed and he lost control of the government to
Empress Dowager
 People...
 Those not happy with situation
formed a secret organization
called the Society of the
Righteous and Harmonious
Fists
 H...
 “Death to the Foreign Devils” became the battle
cry
 Boxers placed the European section of Beijing
under siege
 The Bo...
 Cause: British Bring Opium to China
 Effect: Many Chinese Become Addicted
 Overall Outcome: Opium War
 Cause: Foreign Influence
comes to China
 Effect: Sphere of Influence in
China
 Overall Outcome: British,
French, Germa...
 Cause: United States declares Open
Door Policy
 Effect: China is now safe from
colonization
 Overall Outcome: China is...
 Cause: Workers and poor launch Boxer Rebellion
 Effect: Increase of Nationalism
 Overall Outcome: Reforms will need to...
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Imperialism in asia 12.1 2.0 2010

  1. 1.  China had become an increasingly important member of the global community  Western economic pressure forced China to open to foreign trade and influence  Out of pride in their culture, the Chinese looked down on all foreigners
  2. 2.  In 1793, the emperor allows a British ambassador into China  The emperor is shown the West’s most advanced technology: clocks, globes, musical instruments, and even a hot-air balloon  He is unimpressed, they were not interested in the “strange objects” of the West
  3. 3.  China was able to reject these items because they were self sufficient  The basis of this was their agriculture  China had numerous resources:  Tin, copper, silver, and iron  China also had numerous other exotic goods: silk & fine porcelain
  4. 4.  European merchants were desperate to find something the Chinese would trade for  Eventually the found one… OPIUM  Opium is a habit forming narcotic made from the poppy plant  The Chinese had been using it as a pain killer for years  Europe was now peddling it for non-medical use
  5. 5.  It took a few decades to catch on, but by 1835 as many as 12 million Chinese people were addicted to the drug  The growing supply of Opium caused great problems for China  Pleas went unanswered and the British refused to stop the Opium trade  The result would be a clash between the British and the Chinese – the Opium War
  6. 6.  The battles took place mostly at sea  China’s outdated ships were no match for the British steam- powered gun boats  As a result China suffers a humiliating defeat and is forced to sign the treaty of Nanjing  British will get Hong Kong and British citizens would not be subject to Chinese law
  7. 7.  By 1898, China had been humiliated by its loss of power  People began to demand a modernization of China  China’s emperor, Guangxu sought to see Chin reorder its educational system, the economy, modernize the military, and streamline the government  This was a lot of change for a country who did not like change
  8. 8.  Guangzu was placed under arrest, his policies reversed and he lost control of the government to Empress Dowager  People continued to be frustrated at their situation and finally it erupted in violence  Poor peasants and workers resented the special privileges of the foreigners
  9. 9.  Those not happy with situation formed a secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists  However, the soon became known as the Boxers  They would lead the way to rid the country of Empress Dowager and foreign privilege this would be known as the Boxer Rebellion
  10. 10.  “Death to the Foreign Devils” became the battle cry  Boxers placed the European section of Beijing under siege  The Boxers would eventually fail, being overwhelmed by a multi-national army  But despite their failure the Chinese realized they:  needed to resist foreign invasion  Increase government listening to their needs
  11. 11.  Cause: British Bring Opium to China  Effect: Many Chinese Become Addicted  Overall Outcome: Opium War
  12. 12.  Cause: Foreign Influence comes to China  Effect: Sphere of Influence in China  Overall Outcome: British, French, German, Japan and Russia all control trade in China
  13. 13.  Cause: United States declares Open Door Policy  Effect: China is now safe from colonization  Overall Outcome: China is still dominated by foreign powers 
  14. 14.  Cause: Workers and poor launch Boxer Rebellion  Effect: Increase of Nationalism  Overall Outcome: Reforms will need to be executed

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