Californian labor leader Dennis Kearny, author of the letter “Our Misery and Despair”: Kearney Blasts Chinese Immigration (1878) was known for his nativist and racist persona. As the title portrays, this document is an example of the strong animosity several people had towards Chinamen, specially Kearny. For instance, President Kearny “described the Chinese as a race of “cheap working slaves” who undercut American living standards and thus should be banished from America’s shores.” (Kearny, 1) President Kearny was a very opinionated person who was aware of his words and his translation of things. That is to say, he disliked the Chinese people who migrated to the country. He wanted something to be done, something that would evict the Chinese; For President Kearny Chinamen were intruders.
Under the terms of the Convention of Peking, marked by Prince Gong, sibling of the Emperor Xianfeng, on October 18th, 1860, the ports of Niuzhuang, Danshui, Hankou and Nanjing were opened to outside vessels, just like the waters of the river Yangtze, and non-native missionaries were allowed to convert. China needed to pay further reparations, this time ten million taels, to Britain and France, and another two million taels to British traders for decimation of property. At last, China ceded the port of Kowloon to Great Britain, and consented to allow the fare of contracted Chinese workers to the Americas. Ostensibly, without such an enormous infusion of shabby work the cross-country lines of the United States and Canada would not have been finished so rapidly, in such the smart manner. Then again, China 's mortification drove straightforwardly to the fall of the Manchu Dynasty and the social changes that accelerated the Boxer Rebellion of the year 1900.
However, Chinese immigrants are treated unfairly because more complex reasons. These reasons include historical problems, Chinese-American cultural differences and competitive level (include education level and English level also the specialize skills). For Chinese immigrants, they contribute a lot of America society both in the technology and economy according to the public affairs television; however, many Chinese-Americans think they are “living in the jail” with no civil rights. (Public Affairs Television, Between Two Worlds) signal phrase The conflicts is caused by the competitive. In one way, Chinese are trained to get good grade in the exam.
Not to mention they were an easy scapegoat for the problems America faced. If it was an economic crisis, the Chinese were easy targets, and the hate would just build and build towards them. Apart from blacks, I don’t think there has been so much hate that the government of America decides to stop immigration flow from China, and
Therefore many of the non-Chinese workers in the United States came to resent the Chinese laborers, who might squeeze them out of their jobs. Therefore, as with most immigrant communities, many Chinese settled in their own neighborhoods, and rumors or tales spread of Chinatowns as places where large numbers of Chinese men congregated to visit prostitutes, smoke opium, or gamble. Some advocates of anti-Chinese legislation argued that admitting Chinese into the United States lowered the cultural and moral standards of American society. Others used a more overtly racist argument for limiting immigration from East Asia, and expressed concern about the integrity of American racial composition. This made the Chinese mad as the Non-Chinese were being racist to them when the Chinese barely did anything wrong, they just want to work and give the money to
This leads to a vague description of the war, which leads to an audience misinterpreting the purpose of the book. The book also ignores the Chinese discrimination of the West. The Chinese were known in the Western countries to be condescending, closed, and hostile to foreigners. These are some of the main traits for the start of the Opium
Although this increased the level of U.S. financial involvement abroad, the results were not always profitable. Taft urged Wall Street investors to invest money in foreign markets in order to increase American influence abroad. A goal of dollar diplomacy was to preempt foreign powers from gaining or enlarging an investment foothold in key markets. A major idea of the dollar diplomacy was that foreign investments would enhance American businesses, which in turn would grow the economy and enrich the government. Another focus was the Manchurian region of China.
It was bad because “taxes not only raise revenue but they can regulate too.” For instance, if a government raised taxes on tobacco products, it will show the governments distastes towards tobacco and make less people buy it. If the companies were to say anything and try to fight the tax the government could say it was to raise revenue because so many people use tobacco products. This shows how important it really is
That being said, it is inaccurate to say that there is an absence of negative sentiments towards foreigners in Singapore. From personal experience, however, prejudice towards foreigners differ qualitatively, at least in the working generation of Singaporeans. Negative affect towards foreign talents stems largely from the perceived impact it will have on one’s own job prospect, and negative affect towards lowered skilled foreign workers stems from perceptions that they will affect the tone of Singapore’s culture. Similar findings were found in a telephone survey of 400 Singaporeans foreigners taking away jobs from Singaporeans was cited as one of the top reasons and ‘they do not observe the social rules Singaporeans do’ as the other (Chang & Ong, 2012). Foreigners affecting our culture was also implied by PM Lee in his interview when he mentioned that he wants to ‘keep this a Singapore-Singapore ... it has to maintain that Singapore character’ (Channel News Asia, 2015).
Pailey Wang: China, Japan and the Western World during the 19th Century. At the beginning of the 19th Century, China and Japan faced very similar set of circumstances in relation to their respective relationships with the West. Both nations had isolationist policies, which saw Western trade operate through a one port system. In the face of rapid technological advancement and industrialisation in the West, both nations were forced to open to trade, and sign unequal treaties in the face of a new imperial Western military might. It is thus prevalent to ask why Japan saw a period modernisation and economic growth at the close of the Century, whilst China remained stagnant.