hist 10-12 - parameters on the trade permitted while the...

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October 11, 2007 History 111 1. The Chinese believed that they were the center of the universe and the greatest culture; therefore inferior cultures such as the English should have to come to them and would benefit from the interaction. Basically the Chinese believed that they were better than the English. 2. The English believed that China and themselves were equals who could both mutually benefit from trade. The English wanted to create a symbiotic relationship with the Chinese and believed that they could greatly benefit by opening up trade routes with another country. 3. There was such a disconnect between the Chinese and the English because the Chinese didn’t want to open up trade routes with the English and set heavy
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Unformatted text preview: parameters on the trade permitted, while the English wanted a free trade policy so that they could maximize their profits. This could have been the result of the Chinese superiority complex. 4. This disconnect between the two cultures would definitely cause a clash because their goals and views of each other are completely different. Thus this could lead to a war because the English wanted to generate as much revenue as they could and didnt care that it could be destroying Chinese society. Whereas the Chinese wish to uphold the values of the family and protect the family unit....
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