ChinaOttsNotRevolutionary - Pollard HST 103 November 3,...

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Pollard HST 103 November 3, 2009 Asian and Islamic worlds do not have the rapid cultural, economic, and political change. They had previously maintained their strength by not changing 1. China Turns it’s back on the outside world after Zhu Di Zhu Zhanji (r. 1426-1435) Xuande Emperor “Propagating Virtue” Sends china back to its self-sustaining 1600 China had a little ice age = famine and peasant discontent Li Tzu-Cheng (1604-1651) peasant frustrated with the Ming Dynasty bc he wanted to be in the hierarchy. Started a rebellion, successful in disturbing political, last Ming Emperor hung himself. The Manchurians used this moment of weakness to invade China, est themselves as the new Dynasty Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) Catholic who was very influential in the last Ming emperors, polite and over determined, taught Ming leaders about European philosophy and sciences and religion, Chinese are frightened (reformation, scientific rev, questioning of god all happening at this time) threatened Confucianism bc it demands no questions, shen shih realize that Christianity will ruin
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course HST 103 taught by Professor Clark during the Fall '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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ChinaOttsNotRevolutionary - Pollard HST 103 November 3,...

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