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HIS102 Imperialism

by: Jennifer Hodapp

HIS102 Imperialism HIS 102

Jennifer Hodapp
SUNY Oswego

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Imperialism-China and Japan
World History 20th Century
Holly Mann (P)
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jennifer Hodapp on Thursday October 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIS 102 at State University of New York at Oswego taught by Holly Mann (P) in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views.

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Date Created: 10/13/16
Imperialism: China and Japan  Traditional China­ exported goods, literature and philosophy  Qing Dynasty 1644­1912  Mandate of heaven  Opium wars, Taiping Rebellion  By 1900, European spheres of influence over china.  Boxer rebellion  1900 John Hayes open door policy  Sun Yat­Sen and the Kuomintang (nationalist party> KMT) o Nationalism o Democracy (self­determination) o Socialism / Livelihood  Imperial government falls 1911  Great Britain and France gain China’s southeast Asian colonies Traditional Japan:   Feudalism (similar to Europe)  1543 Portuguese first European contact   1549 Jesuits arrive Tokugawa Shogunate 1600­1868  strong central government  legal code, highway system, network of fortifications   population increase US forces Japan out of isolation  Meiji Restoration 1868­ free market capitalism   Zaibatsu   Modern banking  Compulsory education  Diet (Parliament)  Constitution   Universal male suffrage  Expansionism of landownership   Modern military  Universal conscription  By 1900, Japan modernizes  Not many natural resources due to geographical features  Japanese Imperialism  Ryukyu Islands 1874 (Okinawa)  Sino­ Japanese war 1894­95  Russo­Japanese war 1904­1905 o Trans­ Siberian Railroad o Treaty of Portsmouth  Result­ sets off anti­colonial movements in Africa  US in Hawaii and Philippines  US annexes Hawaii 1898  Spanish American war 1898 o US gets Philippians and Guam  Filipino resistance   Government reforms, economic dominance Critics of Imperialism:  Joseph Conrad 1902 Heart of Darkness  George Orwell and other writers  Americans over guilt from Philippines  Economic crisis o Vladimir Lenin 1916 writes imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism o John Hobson’s “under consumption theory” 


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