Case Study: The Black-White Relation In The Postcolonial Era

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Case Study: The Black-White Relation in Postcolonial Era: How do Westerners view and treat African? The rise of the West initially started from the Great Voyage Age because maritime trade prompted the primitive accumulation of capital, in other words, the growth of wealth. Subsequently, the Industrial Revolution further widened the gap between the West and other areas, as a consequence, the former’s hegemony has lasted for several centuries and is still evident today. In contrast, economic underdevelopment and political instability made the vast majority of nations in non-Western world(African, Asia and Latin America) markedly laid behind the West, who gradually came to be the West’s colonies. That the empire on which the sun never sets in 19th century, the British Empire, particularly illustrated the glory of the Western imperialism and colonized people’s submission. The British economist W.S. Jevon wrote that Peru sent her silver; the gold of South Africa and Australia flowed to London; the Hindus and Chinese grew tea for us in 1865(ptd. in McNeill and McNeill 234). In face of considerable differences in term of economic, politics and culture between Westerners and non-Westerners, Western scholars correspondingly propounded the theories of Eurocentrism, Racism,Social Darwinism to explain them, meanwhile, the bigger and bigger gap validated these theories. One century later, along with colonies gained independence in succession, the colonial system of Western imperialism

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