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mid-term study guide(1) - Why did unified dynasties...

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MODERN CHINA MID-TERM STUDY GUIDE Important Terms: Dynastic Cycle The First Emperor of the Qin Sinocentrism Confucius Taoism Civil service examination Agricultural involution Emperor Kangxi Rites Controversy The tributary system The Cohong system Opium War Treaty of Shimonoseki “Open Door” policy The treaty system Taiping Rebellion Boxer Rebellion “New Policies” Wei Yuan Zeng Guofan Li Hongzhang Kang Youwei Empress Dowager Cixi Sun Yat-sen Major Questions: 1) What are the major ideas of Confucius and Lao Zi? Where are their major differences? 2) What are the major features of the traditional Chinese state? 3) Why was there a population explosion in the Qing? How did it influence the Chinese economy? 4) What are the major steps leading to the expansion and consolidation of the Qing empire? 5)
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Unformatted text preview: Why did unified dynasties predominate in imperial China? 6) What was the system that regulated China’s foreign relations before the Opium War? Why? 7) What happened to China’s foreign relations after the Opium War? Describe the major features of the new system that shaped China’s foreign relations at the turn of the twentieth century. 8) Compare the Taiping rebellion and the Boxer rebellion, explaining what inspired their actions, what they attacked, what they wanted to achieve, how they treated the Qing rulers and foreigners, and why they failed. 9) Compare the “self-strengthening” movement and the Hundred Day Reform, focusing on their reasons (origins), goals, major steps, and results. 10) What were the goals of the Revolution of 1911? Was the revolution successful? Why?...
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