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1. Yang Zewei wrote “Western International Law and China’s Confucianism in the 19thCentury.Collision and Integration” to explain the introduction of European international law and thefurious collision with Chinese traditional Confucianism. The Opium War from 1839-1942 forcedChina to learn about the modern international relations. Feeling the threat from the large Westernpowers, the Qing government came to a compromise. This lead to the collapse of the CelestialEmpire of China. Chinese officials and scholars learned accepted and applied international law.Zewei wrote about the introduction of European international law and its defeat of traditionalChinese Confucianism. 2. In Gerald Steinberg’s “The Politics of NGOs, Human Rights and the Arab-Israel Conflict” heexplains how Non-Governmental Organizations, or global civil society, have major influencefrom their “soft power”. He defines soft power as the ability to get what they want without using

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