Qing Dynasty - Qing China, 1644 1895 1. Background and...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Qing China, 1644 – 1895 1. Background and policies a. Manchurian, rather than ethnically Chinese, dynasty b. Supported by Confucian bureaucrats c. Canton system, 1740 – 1842 CE i. Set up by Qianlong ii. More organized manifestation of traditional policies of trading with “barbarians,” such as Japanese iii. Policies 1. Foreign traders limited to trading in Canton, a city in southeastern China, as opposed to all of China 2. Foreign traders allowed to live there while conducting business or waiting for transport; not allowed to bring their wives iv. Cohong 1. Monopoly of Chinese merchants and companies that were allowed to trade with foreigners 2. Overseen by imperial official who generally used the Cohong for personal profit v. Consequences for British 1. British and other foreigners only have access to these businessmen (as opposed to government officials) 2. British treated as lower than the countries that provided tributaries to China 3. East India Company had monopoly with India and China 2. Achievements a. Cultural flourishing i. Highest point of Chinese classical novels
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course HIST 315 taught by Professor Palmer during the Fall '07 term at Christian Brothers.

Page1 / 3

Qing Dynasty - Qing China, 1644 1895 1. Background and...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online