Unformatted text preview: they didn’t begin to progress their military power, they would further be taken advantage of. Therefore, the self-strengthening movement’s top priority was to build new weapons for defense. The significance of the self-strengthening movement was that it was an attempt to modernize China and move away from classical Confucian tradition....
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- Winter '10
- Qing Dynasty, Han Chinese, Xinhai Revolution, Self-Strengthening Movement, Manchu