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Chapter 22 Notes

by: Raven Hamilton

Chapter 22 Notes History 1112

Raven Hamilton
Clayton State
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In class coverage of Chapter 22
Survey of Modern World History
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Date Created: 10/15/16
Chapter 22 Notes In­Class Notes:  The Opium War (1839­1842)­ The British instigate this war with the Chinese in order to gain trading access in the country. They introduced the drug, opium, into the Chinese  market which the Manchus had an issue with. This lead to a war between the British and  Chinese which the British won.  This demonstrated superiority of British firepower and  military tactics.  The Treaty of Nanjing 1842­ Treaty made after the British victory in the Opium War.  The British were paid an indemnity by China to cover cost of Opium War. Hong Kong  transferred to British control. British obtained the right to begin trading in five Chinese  ports.  The Taiping Rebellion (1852­1864)­ Hong Xiuquan was a Christian leader of this  rebellion. It peaked with the rebel capture of the old Ming capital of Nanjing.  The Treaty of Tainjin 1858­ Made Chinese opium trade legal.   The Sino­Japanese War (1894­1895)­ A war between China and Japan over Korea.  China is defeated and are forced to cede Taiwan and Liaodong Peninsula to Japan.  New territorial demands­ Germany demanded and received the Shandong Peninsula.  Russia demanded and received Port Arthur and the Liaodong Peninsula.  Open Door Policy­ Informal written agreement that nations would not try to monopolize  China. Proposed by U.S. Secretary of State, John Hay. It served to calm the increasingly  frantic pace of Western imperialism in China. The West guaranteed China’s territorial  and administrative integrity.  The Boxer Rebellion (1900)­ An uprising against foreigners by a secret society opposed  to foreign imperialism.  Empress Dowager Cixi­ Had once been an imperial concubine. She was power­hungry  and self­centered. Placed her infant nephew, Emperor Guangxu, on the throne and then  imprisoned him in a palace.  Sun Yat­sen­ Western educated lawyer whi firmed the Revive China Society. Created  the Revolutionary Alliance (Tongmenghui).  The Revolution of 1911­ Left a power vacuum in the country due to the collapse of the  Manchu Dynasty. Puyi was the last emperor of China. Puyi was forced to abdicate the  throne at the age of six.  The Rise of Modern Japan­ In the summer of 1853, U.S. President Millard Fillmore  sends letter with Commodore Matthew Perry asking to open foreign relations. Perry  returned two months later to receive an answer. In 1868, rebel armies attacked shogun’s  palace in Kyoto; proclaimed the authority of the emperor who agreed to end cooperation  with the West. The end of the Tokugawa Shogunate.  Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)­ Provided establishment of a U.S. consulate on Japanese  soil.  The Meiji Restoration­ The capital of Japan moved from Kyoto to Edo, renamed Tokyo. Confiscation of lands controlled by diamyo (upper nobility). The economoic policies of  the Meiji include: improved systems of transportation and communication, industrial  subsidies, and laissez­faire policies. The Meiji Constitution of 1890 placed authority  within executive branch and modeled on the German government. Social policies  included military conscriptions and universal education, and loss of land titles for  pesants.   Treaty of Shimonoseki 1895­ Japan received Liadong Peninsula, Port Arthur, and  Taiwan.  Russo­Japanese War (1904­1905)­ initiated by a Japanese surprise attack on the  Russian naval base at Port Arthur. Russia ceded the Liadong Peninsula back to Japan


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