Imperialism in China Timeline

Imperialism in China Timeline

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  • 1815 Britain imports Opium into China
  • NO!!!!!! You can't bring Opium into China
  • 1839 Opium War
  • 1864 Taiping Rebellion
  • Britain imports opium into China so that they can get Chinese currency so that they can buy porcelain, silk, and tea. The British turned around and sold the Chinese goods because they were a big demand in the West.
  • 1890 Spheres of Influence
  • The Opium War was fought between the British and the Chinese and they fought over it because China didn’t want to trade, but China lost both Opium wars and the Chinese government was forced to legalize trade.
  • 1900 Boxer Rebellion
  • The Taiping Rebellion was a political and religious disturbance, and maybe considered the most important event in China in the 19th century.
  • A “Sphere of Influence” is where a country or area by which another country has power to affect and construct, but the country doesn’t have no formal authority. Britain after the second war forced China to trade with them and that means that Britain is influencing or forcing there ways of life and culture onto China and China doesn’t want that they like there way of life.
  • The Boxer Rebellion if officially supported peasant uprising of 1900. It attempted to drive all of the foreigners out of China.
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