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4/23/08 Types of cultural responses to colonialism Why did certain types of responses emerge? What responses were possible? Japan o Fact-finding missions to Europe and USA o Search for secrets of western wealth and power o New westernized education system o Restructure society- abolish social classes o Restructure government- centralize o Restructure economy Government industry partnership Heavy industry Export of cash crops Rebelling o From the first opium war in China (1839) to the 5 th Ashanti war in west Africa (1901). British forces were forced to carry out over 220 military actions in Africa, Asia, and on Pacific islands. o Spiritual Rebellion India: Spiritual values vs. Western materialism Non violent o Rejection of Internal Proxies Creoles in Liberia and Sierra Leone Creoles ran Liberia until 1918 until military coups rose against them Cultural Fusions
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o Examples: Female Emancipation Gender quotas Consumer culture Sports o Internationalization of norms When and why does ethnic difference lead to conflict? o
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