W6 The Fall of Imperial China - HY1101 Sep.13,2011...

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The Fall of Imperial China HY 1101 Sep. 13, 2011
The “Prosperous Age” (Qing China)  Tokugawa Peace (Japan) 19th Century Encounters with the West Western Impact & Asian Response?  The coming of the West Not the catalyst  But a condition  2   Introduction
The “Prosperous Age” The long 18th century (1680s-1800) The reigns of  Kangxi/Yongzheng/Qianlong Agricultural productivity  Population doubled   Growth: Supplied work force   Pressure:  3 1. Unanticipated Consequences
The Civil Service Exam ( 科科 Keju ) Once well functioned Increasing candidates  Limited positions “moral hazard” Corruption  Factionalism Favoritism    Less successful candidates… Frustration of would-be elite,  talent 4 1. Unanticipated Consequences
18th Century:  Silk, tea, and porcelain (export)  Through Canton (Guangzhou)

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