The Negative Impact Of Christianity On The Imperialism Of China

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Pontiac (1718 -1769) once said, “They came with a Bible and their religion, stole our land, crushed our spirit, and now they tell us we should be thankful to the Lord for being saved.” The introduction of Christianity played a huge role in impacting the Imperialism of China. During the 18th-19th century, the Brits tried converting the Chinese into Christians for influence and trade since other countries were trying to also invade China.
To begin, China had many resources like spices, tea, and porcelain that other countries wanted and have never seen before. Since China was so isolated and the Brits were interested in China's resources, they had to get more power in order to get benefits from China.
Next, the Brits sent Christian missionaries to try and convert China to Christianity so that they could trade with China. The Christian missionaries converted some Chinese people into Christianity by spreading the word of God by teaching it. Because of this conversion, Christian schools were built in China.
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Over time, China’s Christianity population has increased. Today there are 54 million people in China who follow Christianity.
To conclude, Christianity wasn’t always big in China until the Christian missionaries arrived. The trade between the China and the Brits were a success at the time. Christianity is one of the biggest religions in China today. Therefore, Christianity was the biggest impact during the imperialism in
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