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Lecture11 - Christie Hua 2/17/10 LECTURE 11 1890s...

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Christie Hua 2/17/10 LECTURE 11 1890s Sino-Japanese War and Taiwan -1890s: Decade of imperialism -culture of imperialism: racism and social darwinism -sino-Japanese War, 1894-95 -scramble for concessions -Taiwan I. Imperialism of 1890s a. Carving up of Africa b. Colonialism in Asia c. China as next victim? II. Imperialism in east Asia a. Britain, France, Russia, and Japan i. Taiwan soon became a Japanese colony III. Imperialism in China a. Mainly cultural imperialism b. Social darwinism i. Belief that only the strong should survive ii. Herbert Spencer 1. believed that only the strongest nations would survive 2. Western nations fighting hard against each other because they want to show that they are the fittest c. racism i. theory developed in 19 th century Europe 1. measured the weight of human heads a. said that African heads were the smallest, which showed that they were inferior 2. put white people at the top 3. try to use science to justify inequality among nations and different ethnic groups
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