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Chinese did not originally se British as imperial threatModern world was changing in distinctive waysBy the 18th enctury, emerging world order  power meant maritime powerAbility to project military power to great distancesChinese expected these Western imperial powers to submit to the tribute systemGreat Britain refused to do this, demanded unfettered access to Chinese markets19th century – they destroyed Chinese world orderChinese were uninterested in British cropscottonGreat Britain and the Opium WarsCanton System (1759-1942)Trade imbalancesHad to pay cold hard cash, silver for teaFrom 1721-1740  before restriction to Canton, British exchange for Chinese goods was 94% in silver and 5% in British goodsThese imbalances characterized Sino_British trade for most of the 18th centuryImport duties on tea were 1/10 of British government’s revenue, paid by British merchantsOpium tradeBritish had lost control of Bengal, largest opium producer in the world

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