China - 1. China a. Know the brief history of China that...

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1. China a. Know the brief history of China that was presented in class. What rules were imposed by the British after the Opium Wars of 1839? What impact did this eventually have on the Ching Dynasty? What was the result of the 1898 attempt at capitalist reform? 1405-1433: Zheng He led Chinese fleet of ocean vessel (most advanced) shared and traded goods and knowledge 1434: Ming Empire closed China to international trade (rich, but static, could have done more with trade) 1839: China (Qing Dynasty) was attacked by Great Britain, resulted in Opium Wars . Rules: - Traded British opium for Chinese tea - Opening of additional ports to unrestricted foreign trade - Fixed tariffs - Recognition of both countries as equal in correspondence - HK given to Britain Impact: Led to social upheaval (Taiping Rebellion) 1898: Attempt at Capitalist Reform—advice of Japanese capitalists who had pushed for industrialization - Modernize traditional exam system - Eliminate sinecures (positions w/no work but a salary) - Modernize the education system (more math/science) - Constitutional monarchy w/a democracy. -
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