Lecture7

Lecture7 - Christie Hua LECTURE 7 OPIUM WAR I II III...

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Christie Hua 1/27/10 LECTURE 7 – OPIUM WAR I. Beginning of “modern China” II. Canton System and the Macartney Mission a. Opium and War, first, second III. Beginning of “Modern China” a. Chinese periodization of “modern China” i. Encounter with West created new phenomenon in Chinese history 1. missing link in triangular trade 2. British selling wool textiles to India, Chinese selling porcelain and tea, India needs to sell something b. Problem of “stagnant China” c. Underlying truth of fundamental change IV. Macartney Mission, 1793 a. Seek additional ports b. Set up ambassador in Beijing i. Set up full-scale diplomatical mission with China ii. Lord Macartney 1. diplomatic experience with Russia 2. has right to negotiate with China on behalf othe king 3. refused to kowtow to the emperor 4. Qianlong under impression that Macartney was there to celebrate his 80 th birthday a. Qianlong not impressed b. Thought he was thought for tributary mission c. Macartney refused to kowtow
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