Rise and fall of empires in East Asia - HY 1101E The Rise and Fall of Empires in East Asia Lecture 1 The Fall of the Qing Empire Introduction 1

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HY 1101E The Rise and Fall of Empires in East Asia Sep. 4, 2015 Lecture 1: The Fall of the Qing Empire Introduction 1. Unanticipated ConsequencesPopulation: Growth? Or Pressure? 1. 18th Century: - Silk, tea, and porcelain (export) - Through Canton (Guangzhou)• - Canton System (only place for foreign trade) - Silver: used for foreign trade•
- Influx of silver from Spanish America to China • 900milliondollars(present-day USD) • (16 th century to 1820s) • Mexican silver (Accapulco → Manila) • Tripled silver supply to Chinese economy ↕

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