Opiumgunsgovernments - -- Parliament assisted-- Select...

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9/21/11 How was technology related to political power? Powerful technologies required powerful political support
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9/21/11 I. The opium war (China vs. Britain, 1839- 1842) II. Giving up the gun (Tokagawa, Japan, 1543-1879)
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9/21/11 I. The Opium War A.the triangle trade -- British East India Company -- cotton – opium – tea -- monopoly ended 1834
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9/21/11 I. The Opium War B. Background -- since 1800 deterioration -- inferiority of European goods -- Chinese fear: lax and lazy workers -- British East India Company lost monopoly -- China attempted to restrict trade, 1834 -- gunboats to protect trade
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9/21/11 I. The Opium War C. Steamboats break stalemate -- configured for rivers
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Unformatted text preview: -- Parliament assisted-- Select Committee on Steam Navigation, 1834 (Commons)-- Macgregor Laird-- advantages of iron 9/21/11 Opium, Guns & Governments I. The Opium War D.Engagement-- Nemesis to Macao-- 1841 Brits reached Canton-- Chinese still resisted-- British response: more steamboats-- Phlegathon (sister of Nemesis) 9/21/11 9/21/11 9/21/11 www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic-art/430163. . 9/21/11 9/21/11 9/21/11 Opium, Guns & Governments II. Giving up the Gun-- Commander Rogers in Japan (1855): saw no guns-- Inatomi Gunnery Manual (1595)-- improvements and innovations-- guns arrived 1543, used for 100 years, then abandoned-- Europeans restricted 1616+, expelled 1624+-- 1641: Dutch restricted to Deshima Island...
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