Comparison Of J. A. Hobson's Imperialism On China

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China would like to think of themselves as living in a microcosm. Foreigners are almost inferiors to China because each culture is so different that any influence foreigners would encourage to Chinese men would only be observed rather than accepted. Persistent Westerners hardly made any influence on China. Two different views upon Western impact on China were compared between J.A. Hobson’s Imperialism and Mike Davis’s Late Victorian Holocaust. Hobson’s coverage on China was a perspective written a century earlier than Davis’s coverage. The comparison of China on different timelines can explain the progress China has made, although between the two coverages, China was still adamant in preserving their culture and traditions. J.A. Hobson…show more content…
Westerners perceive the Chinese as a lower race, but supple to the purpose of industrial exploitation (Hobson 313). Chinese labour workers have a larger surplus product of labour in comparison to the cost of keep. Their labour power described by Westerners was by far richer than the price of gold and silver deposits (Hobson 313). The Western industrial method is composed of three stages. The first stage is the ordinary commerce, which is the exchange of normal surplus between two countries (Hobson 313). The second stage is acquiring territory, or investing capital on a foreign country in order to connect to resources such as imports (Hobson 313). The third stage is when organizing energy is developed within a country. Westerners wanted to apply the stages to China, investing on their labour power (Hobson 313). China would be a phenomenal labour market if they added a railroad system (Hobson 313). This would have spare capital and development of business energy and supply European countries and the United States for many generations (Hobson…show more content…
Westerner’s had to force China to open port and make trades with other countries. The Chinese are opposed to militant patriotism (Hobson 311). China are organized enough to be capable in discipline but such countless years of peace has encouraged China to continue peaceful living (Hobson 311). Peaceful living societies can only last for so long because outside countries that have military forces are unavoidable, which makes the Opium Wars a good example for China’s loss (Hobson

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