5/7/14History 2C Book Notes Ch. 19Empires in Collision, Europe, The Middle East, and East Asia China remembers the humiliating past and role that the Opium wars played on their people. It is part of the education of their young.Reversal of Fortune: China’s Century of Crisis:The Crisis within -Growing pressure on the land. Could not keep pace with the growing population. -Bureaucratic state could not keep pace with the growing population. -Internal rebellions lay in the late 18thcentury. Increasing opposition to the Qing dynasty because of its foreign Manchu origins.-Taiping Uprising (1850-1864Adopted a unique form of Christianity Hong Xiquan had a dream that he interpreted to mean he was the younger brother of Jesus sent to establish a “heavenly kingdom of great peace.”Abolition of private property, industrialized nation, railroads, healthcare, less restrictions on women, public education, and newspapers.