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Week 13 Notes

by: Kiara Lynch

Week 13 Notes HIS 251

Kiara Lynch
La Salle

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Chapter 44: East Asia
Global History 1500s to the Present
Prof. Kamper
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Date Created: 04/29/16
History Week 13 Notes China and Japan I. China: Decline of the Manchus a. Opium War with Great Britain (1839-1842) i. Declining power of the Qing Dynasty ii. British show their power and force China to sign a treaty 1. China agreed to open 5 coastal ports to British trade, limit tariffs on British goods, and to grant them extraterritorial rights 2. Hong Kong ceded to British b. Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864) i. Kills at least 40 million people ii. Held on to power c. Apex of imperialism in China – Open door to China i. Empress Donager Cixi comes to power 1. Any attempts to modernize or reform were rejected 2. Dies 1908 d. Boxer Rebellion (1900) e. Collapse of the Qing Dynasty i. Revived China Society- Sun-Yat Sen 1. Educated in Hawaii- doctor 2. Believed China needed to follow the pattern of western democracies 3. Tried to establish a republic on a western model 4. Nationalist government set up II. Rise of Modern Japan a. Open-Treaty of Kunegana b. Meiji Restoration i. Meiji- enlightened rule c. Westernization 4/20  The Purges: A Terrorized Society o Opponents crushed o Hundreds of thousands ordinary citizens arrested, sentenced to prison or camps  Life under Dictatorship o Mass education o Women encouraged to work outside of the home o Free medical care, pensions, free education o 7 million died from want or persecution 


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