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European interests in China 1800-1900. British want to trade. What do you trade with the empire that has everything?. Chinese would import only silver and opium. British did not want to give up silver, so…. Opium War. An Opium Den. Chests of British made Opium traded to China.

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opium war

Chinese would import only silver and opium. British did not want to give up silver, so….

Opium War

An Opium Den

Chests of British made Opium traded to China

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The Opium War

1839 - 1842

taiping rebellion 1850 1864
Taiping Rebellion 1850-1864
  • Peasants revolt against Qing Emperor.
  • 20-30 million deaths
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Boxer Rebellion 1900

“Rid China of the foreign devils”

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Birth of the Chinese Republic

Sun Yixian (a.k.a. Sun Yat-sen)

Failure of Boxer Rebellion leads to:

  • Peasants continued resentment of foreign control and dysfunction of Qing Empire
  • Revolution in 1911 led by Sun Yixian leading to end of Qing and establishing a Chinese Republic
  • Yixian calls for 3 Principles:Democracy, Self-rule, and Economic modernization
battle of plassey june 23 1757
Battle of Plassey- June 23, 1757
  • Located in Bengal region of eastern India
  • British defeat local Indians and end French hopes of controlling India
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Many Indians revolt against Britain in the Sepoy Rebellion 1857.

The Sepoy Rebellion was crushed by the powerful British.

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England alone, controlled India

  • Positive Effects:
    • New roads & railroads
    • Telegraph & postal service connect people
    • Irrigation system improve farming
    • New laws bring “justice to all”
    • British schools offer education
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Negative effects of British rule in India:

      • India’s resources go to Britain
      • Farms grow food to sell, not to eat many go hungry
      • Best jobs go to British people
      • Indians treated as inferior
      • Britain tries to replace Indian culture with theirs
imperialism india china
Imperialism: India & China

Use your notes to consider the following:

  • What is similar about European imperialism in China & India? Consider time period, causes, effects
  • What is different about European imperialism in China & India? Consider time period, causes, effects