2-7-08 Notes

2-7-08 Notes - s"Dislodged into Flows of...

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s“Dislodged into Flows of Movement” Key Terms Opium War 1839 to 1842 “Concessions” Treaty Ports Extra Territoriality Key Numbers US 1805 to 1806 o 10 million pounds o 5 million dollars (silver coin) British o 1800 o 23 million pounds o 3.6 pounds Capture market o 1729 200 o 1832 23,570 What’s going to dislodge Asians to new destinations (related to the British Switch, International labor migration) o Traditional diasporas, traditional push-pull would lead Asians to South East Asia (Thailand and Vietnam) They already had traditional Chinese social networks
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Made sense for them to move South East o Then why did they move across the Pacific after the US Civil War 1870s? Two main steps: 19 th century capitalism and 19 th century imperialism Empire building made tangible steps that dislodge Asians to new destinations o Opium War 1839 to 1842 o 1784-when US still under articles of confederation, built big ships for cargo “The Empress of China” in China
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