Mao - Maos Revolutions in China: Origins, Triumphs. And...

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Mao’s Revolutions in China: Origins, Triumphs. And Excesses How was the communist revolution in china also a nationalist struggle for liberation from foreign imperialism? o Background: Imperialism and Revolution Great Britain, China, and the Opium Wars China was ruled by the Qing dynasty during the 19 th century but it is in decline, no match for ambitious western powers that begin to arrive in china in a large scale British are seeking trading rights with the Chinese, but they don’t have a lot of things the Chinese want, except opium The opium trade devastated china, culture of crime, corruption, prostitution so they closed Chinese ports to british shipping and the british go to war under the banner of free trade 2 wars that forced the Chinese to open their ports to western ports, and british citizens were bound by Chinese law Treaty of Nan Jing – western rights laid down, a starting point for modern Chinese history, constructing a sense of modern Chinese
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