The Decline of the Qing Dynasty 19 th century. Chapter 22.1. Causes of Decline. Internal. External. Land used to grow opium. British Opium Trade. Peasant Unrest, corruption . high population, Food Shortages . The Decline of the Qing Dynasty. The Opium Wars. Tai Ping Rebellion.
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The Decline of the Qing Dynasty19th century
Causes of Decline
Land used to grow opium
British Opium Trade
Peasant Unrest, corruption
The Opium Wars
Tai Ping Rebellion
Growing Influence of Imperialists
Opposition of conservatives to One Hundred Days of Rebellion
War with Japan
Guangzhou British trading port
drug – Opium.
asked England to quit based
on morale issues –
but Britain refused
1850 – 1864
The economic problems within China leads to a Peasant revolt
Hong Xiuquan leads the revolt
Hong believes God gave him the mission to destroy Qing dynasty
Hong captures town Yongan and proclaims a new dynasty
launches massive reforms