Colonial Legacies . Monday : RESPONSES TO EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM Wednesday : THE FORMATION OF NEW IDENTITIES. RESPONSES TO EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM. Always ask: Why did certain types of responses emerge? What responses were possible?. CRITICAL ISSUES. What is the Nature of Western Power?
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RESPONSES TO EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM
THE FORMATION OF NEW IDENTITIES
Why did certain types of responses emerge? What responses were possible?
Treaty Ports = Tiny enclaves of foreign influence and government located in coastal and eastern China.
--After 1860, foreigners legally free to travel.
-- Missionaries had the right to work, live, own, or lease property anywhere.
-- Extraterritoriality: exempt from Chinese law
Boxer Uprising 1900
Attack missions, legations
Destroy railroads and telegraph
Invasion, Retribution, crippling of government
From First Opium War in China (1839) to the Fifth Ashanti War in West Africa (1901):
British Forces carried out over 220 military actions in Africa, Asia, and on Pacific Islands.
US Pacific Empire
Warfare in Eastern Asia
China: Ethics vs. Western Science and Technology
India: Spiritual values vs.
Differences Basis of Nationalisms
Opposition to WTO,
Westernization == “Revolution from above.”
Bobbed Hair, Eveready Batteries, Chi-pao dress,
Tango Girls, Cigarettes
Cheik Anta Diop
Arguments based on European archeology, philology, social sciences = Science understood as Universal, not culturally or racially specific
Diop: Docteur es Lettres, University of Paris, Sorbonne, 1960
From Anti-colonialism to Nationalism =
Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam -- nationalism modeled on US Declaration of Independence + socialism
Emphasis on violent Revolution in Colonial World
INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL
Full members: AUSTRALIA