The main causes of the first and second Opium Wars were, therefore, the declining economy and the crippling social problems encountered in China. The result of the first Opium War was the unfair Treaty of Nanjing, whilst the second Opium War gave rise to the Treaty of Tianjing. China suffered great economic and social hardships due to the entrenched opium addiction amongst its people. As Britain had been supplying large amounts of opium to China, the Chinese government imposed a significantly higher tax rate on opium imports, in an attempt to suppress opium consumption in China. However, many foreign countries, especially Britain, continued to take advantage of the Chinese’s addiction to opium, and illegally sold even larger amounts of opium to China.
As the Mongols ravaged the plains of China, they needed to establish a new government to control the newly conquered people. The Mongols were distrustful of the Chinese governments and their Confucius ways, so they kicked the Chinese out of government and replaced them with Mongol rulers. In the Middle East however, the Mongols left the rulers and political system relatively unchanged except for establishing Mongol rulers in the highest positions of law. But Persian authorities still held smaller, less powerful positions. In general, the Mongols were much more relaxed in the governing of the Middle East.
In 1895, Japan took over a large part of China and so did the Europeans in the late 1890s due to China’s leaders’ lack of power to control their nation by opening up its doors for them to trade and them taking an advantage of it. Many of the US business and government leaders worried they were not give equal opportunity to trade with them so they proposed the Open Door Policy with China. The policy stated all nations will be allowed to trade freely in and with China. Europeans this to be the benefit of the US and would take away their power in China so they did not accept. Later European accepted the Open Door Policy after more than 200 foreigners were killed in the Boxer Rebellion.
More importantly, he also had a great influence abroad. His style of combination, which used in Louvre Pyramid, triggered amount of controversy in the late twentieth century. Some people think the modern architecture was out of tune with classical one. But there were also other people considered the Louvre Pyramid as a big success of contrasting the old and the
In the 19th century, western powers such as Britain were increasing their influence across the world and were engaging in free trade to improve their economic position. One of Britain’s biggest trading partner was China and there was a huge demand for Chinese products such as Chinese tea, porcelain and silk by the British. However, the Chinese had no interest in buying the products offered by the British and this led to Britain facing a huge trade deficit. In response to this, British traders began to illegally ship opium from India to China which led to a widespread addiction to opium in China that caused many economic and social problems in China. In order to control this addiction, the Chinese government led by Lin Zexu confiscated and destroyed over 20,000 chests of opium from British merchants.
Taking away or limiting our freedom of speech is also taking away our first amendment and that’s what our country was built on. We are promoting a weaker generation that will not be prepared for the real world. Political correctness is having a negative effect on our country by limiting free speech, deleting history, making people weaker mentally, and giving rights to people by taking them away from others. To begin, political correctness is limiting people’s free speech by trying to censor what they say if it is deemed as offensive or insensitive. Political correctness is trying to control what people can and cannot say.
For the longest time, Japan had been an isolationist country, a country that let no foreigners enter it, but that changed in 1853 Japan started to open its borders once more. As it did so, Western influence on its culture began to grow. While the changes in its war tactics were the most famous and well-known form of Westernization, there were many smaller ways Japan's culture changed. Some of these ways were changes in fashion and architecture. Some of the biggest changes in Japanese culture that were caused by Westernization was the fashion industry.
Do you give others security? Are we going to be a private bodyguard. Why do not just focus on study and get a good GPA in the university, and look for individual jobs with high income. Second, the faults of martial arts inherited, from the Golden Age of Wushu in the Republic of China to the establishment of New China, many martial arts have disappeared. Many martial arts masters had not have time to pass down the essence of their martial arts.
Even with the censorship, elements of Western culture are emanated through many of the shops and business that exist within these large urban areas. The fascination with western culture stems from the fact that western culture is vastly different from Chinese culture and subsequently perceived as “cool”. The discourse that exists between Western culture and Chinese culture is in my opinion heavily one-sided. Growing up in the United States, I have grown to feel that Americans view Chinese culture as other and their perceptions of them are built upon stereotypes that are borderline racist. Local Chinese living in places such as Beijing and Xian would not be able to understand the negative stereotypes that have been perpetuated by American culture and society.
Cultural globalization is often understood as the spatial diffusion of global products. At a deeper level, cultural globalization may be seen as the contested process of internationalization of values, attitudes and beliefs. The spread of cultural practices and symbols makes the world more the same, but at the same time triggers resistance. Hence, cultural globalization while uniting the world is also seen to strengthen local cultures and is a major force behind the creation of identities. Such homogenization or differentiation can be noticed in the change of cultural practices and consumption patterns over time and space.
The Mongols did not trust the Chinese, so they had foreigners come in to govern the people. They took away the traditional Confucian way of government. In the Middle East, the Mongols took the highest positions, but gave the lower positions to the people showing that there was more trust. The Mongols didn 't disrupt the original government, instead they used it to their advantage. Mongols
Perhaps the two most important civilizations, Rome and Han China both fell due to major similarities. At the same time, Rome and Han China fell due to distinct differences as well. Furthermore, the collapse of China and Rome had far more similarities rather than differences. During 200 and 600 BCE both classical civilizations suffered from outside invasions; growing from Central Asia. They were not as sweeping as earlier Indo-European growth but tested Rome and China severely.
Beginning in the early 1900’s, Japan started to conquer and occupy land in China in order to gain more resources. This caused a lot of trouble for the Chinese but with the help of the Allies they managed to drive the Japanese out of China.
The U.S changed during the 1880’s because of many immigrants coming from North Western Europe. Many of them weren 't poor. Stuff that made them want to leave their homes in Europe were, religions, natural disasters, famine, tyrants, and discrimination. People wanted to come to the U.S because of religious freedom, democracy, free land, jobs, family, and affordable transportation. The Chinese were encouraged to come to U.S to build railroads in 1860’s, in 1882 The Chinese Exclusion Act was made and so was the Immigration act, which was tax on immigration, they denied people who looked like lunatics and looked like they needed government.
Annie Wu’s The Han Dynasty includes this example and many more of Bang’s thoughtful changes and his reason behind it all, to win the support of the common people. Liu treated his people less harshly than the Qin rulers did and even lowered