5.China Foriegn agression in Taiwan, Sinkiang, and Vietnam Notes

5.China Foriegn agression in Taiwan, Sinkiang, and Vietnam Notes

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China: Foreign aggression in Taiwan, Sinkiang, and Vietnam No one wants to run Qing govt, they have the Qing government right where they want them Western states sell Qing China modern weapons because they don’t want them to fall any more I.Japanese designs on Taiwan 1871-1874 Taiwan is part of China right now In 1870 Meiji govt approaches Qing govt and wants modern diplomatic relations, Qing is aghast and asks, why. Meji says “Because that’s the way the modern way works” Q doesn’t think of M as equal Tsungli Yamen Department of foreign affairs deals with J, 1871 first western style diplomatic relations with two eastern countires o C and J not aggressive to each other o Will offer service to each other in terms of a third power o Diplomatic embassy o Trade open up at treaty ports 1873 Test of new diplomacy: Ryukyu Islands-Chain between Mainland China and Taiwan, culturally Japanese, have been double dealing for centuries, tributary islands to J and C, every three years will kowtow to C and go to Tokagawa and Meiji “We have two parents, we love them both, it’s ok”
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1873 Shipwreck off coast of Taiwan, Ryukyu sailors are shipwrecked on Taiwan, and Taiwanese kill them Japan protests to C about treatment of its sailors QC-what are you talking about, Ryukyu is chinese subjects being shipwrecked on a chinese island J: They are our territory, they’ve been paying tribute to us for centuries Prince Kung of China is astonished
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5.China Foriegn agression in Taiwan, Sinkiang, and Vietnam Notes

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