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Date Created: 04/17/16
Colleen Murphy History 102 4/14/16 st China 1 Opium War (1839-1842) o England needed something to trade with China so they took the Opium that they were growing in India and took it to China. Their first weeks supply was free and since Opium is addicting, China keeps on coming back for it. o It gets out of control and China starts the war on opium o British come back and attack the Chinese because China rebels against the Opium that Britain is trying to sell them o The result of this war was that China had to open up all their ports so that Britain can have open trade with China o Extra Territoriality: Britain does not have to follow Chinese trade laws and China has to accept the import of Opium 2nd Opium War (1856-1860) o British capture Beijing. Capture the emperor o British force the Chinese to change their laws on opium and they have to give the British the Hong Kong trade port Taiping Rebellion (1850’s) o Some guy claims that he is Jesus’ brother and goes and persecutes the Christians o Fought between Quing Dynasty and Christians Self Strengthening Movement (1874-1895) o Attempted to adapt western institutions and military innovations that China needed o Too little too late to modernize Boxer rebellion (1900’s) o Chinese Secrete organization that spread a rebellion against the spread of western and Japanese influence o This is where people realize that keeping to the traditional ways is holding them back 1911 Revolution o Nationalist Party (Guomindang=GMD) Republic of China th May 4 Movement (1918-1920’s) o Communist Party = CCP o Ideas from the west keep on pouring in and China is forced with the task of figuring out how much of western influence they want to let in. o Discussion of political democracy The Long March (1934-1935) o 100,000 communists that feel like they are being persecuted so they get chanced by the army of the Nationalist Party into the mountains. o Here in the Mountains they try to reform the communist party o Head of the party: Mao Zedong 1937-1945: War with Japan o Japan invades China o Genocidal war o Japan looses war 1945-1949: Civil War: GMD v. CCP
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