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HIST 2201-001

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History of Modern Asia
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kenady Jones on Friday September 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 2201 - 001 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by James J Crawfor in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see History of Modern Asia in History at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.

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Date Created: 09/09/16
HIST 2201-001 Idea of the Dynastic Cycle When a Dynasty falls 1. Emperor becomes less virtuous 2. Officials get corrupted 3. Natural disasters and famine occur 4. Revolts follow 5. A period of chaos ensues 6. A new leader emerges 1720: invasion of Tibet of expel the Zunghars; domination with help of Dalai Lama (Fear of Mongol-Tibetan alliance) 1750s: military campaign against Mongols in the Tarim Basin; domination of Xinjiang (New Frontier) with the help of local leaders Tribute System  Between Chinese emperor as the ruler of “all under Heaven”, and the kings of (partially) civilized but inferior countries  Tributary States were independent Foreign Trade factories in Canton (Guangzhou) Qing China as a global economic superpower  Agricultural boom  Commercial boom  Standard of living at least as high as Europe, if not higher Calamity From Without the First Opium War 1839-1842 1810s: British merchants begin to trade in opium (smuggler trade)  Spread of addiction and crime  Outflow of silver currency The Treaty of Nanjing 1842 o Equal diplomatic status o Opening of four more treaty ports o Direct trade fixed import tariffs o Britain leases the island of Hong Kong in perpetuity o High indemnity o Most-favored nation clause  Later leads to privilege of extraterritoriality The Second Opium War (1856-60)  Treaty of Tiajin 1858: ambassadors, more treaty ports, permission of opium trade, lower tariffs, access to the interior, incl. for missionaries 1860: Looting of the Summer Palace near Beijing by British and French troops The Taiping Rebellion 1851-64  One of the most destructive rebellions in world history (20 million dead)  A heterodox, anti-Manchu religious leader tried to topple the Qing dynasty  Established the “Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace” in the Yangzi region and further south The Era of “Self-Strengthening” (Tongzhi Restoration 1860-mid-1870s) Build up of military


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