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Surname1 Student’s Name: Lecturer’s name: Course: Date: Is the “century of humiliation” a myth in modern Chinese historiography? The century of humiliation resulted from the break of Opium War. In June 1840, after negotiations breakdown with the Qing Dynasty over the trade of Opium in the Chinese territory, the military force of the British took control of Canton and entered the Central China. After two years, The British Government peace treaty resulted into vital concessions: widening of new trade ports, Hong Kong control and British subjects extraterritoriality in China. The subsequent events resulted into the “century of humiliation”. The “century of humiliation” is still relevant in the present society because, its rippling effects are relevant in the modern history. This period characterized a long era of pre-eminent civilization where China found itself behind the superior technology of the western countries.

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