Soon China became more economically and technologically advanced than any other nation. Through perseverance and the willingness to accept new forms of government and ideas a Country can became a great power house in the world. War, as it would seem, is a necessary evil in order for a nation to grow and excel in the world. China had great setbacks within its borders but as whole always overcame all obstacles and survived through all the changes to become one of the world’s great powers of today. Works Cited History of World Societies
Immanuel Tsu remarked “China at 1898 stood at a turning point in history: whereas success of reform could stave off the breakup, failure could mean the extinction of dynasty.” The objective of the reform was to save China from the ever-increasing foreign imperialism. A reform was said to be successful if it could realize its goals and objectives. Even though China still faced foreign imperialism after the Hundred Days Reform, a closer look can tell us that the reform programs were quite comprehensive compared to that of Self-Strengthening Movement. Politically, the reformers would like to increase administrative efficiency and establish a more effective government. They suggested the abolition of sinecures and useless posts; for example, the president and vice-president of the Board of Rites were dismissed.
The Boxers believed that the expulsion of foreign devils would magically renew Chinese society and begin a new golden age. Much of their discontent, however, was focused on the economic scarcity of the 1890’s. They were a passionate and confident group, full of contempt for authority and violent emotions. In reality, the Boxer Rebellion could hardly be classified as either a rebellion or a war against the Europeans. China was largely under control of regional Governors General these regional officials ignored the Empress Dowager’s instructions and put forth every effort to prevent disorder or any harm coming to foreigners. The Boxer Rebellion, then, existed only in a few places and centered in Beijing.
China is now the home of one of the most powerful and important economies and manufacturing centers in the entire world. If Mao Zedong had never come to power, China may have never become unified. Mao Zedong failed many times and made some bad decisions throughout his time as leader. However, these failures and the few successes that Mao Zedong had only helped to make China more unified. Even though China’s government is still nondemocratic today, some feel it is becoming better as each day passes.
Now Beijing is creating international tension to soak up the military’s energy and resentment. But in the end, the guarantor of the regime can bring its death, leaving warlords poised to take power. ANALYSIS We have long argued that the Asian economic meltdown, as its ultimate legacy, would politically reconfigure Asia. We meant this in both the international and domestic sense: Nations would behave differently after the meltdown than they did during the past generation of extraordinary prosperity. The reconfiguration of Sino-American relations is an obvious manifestation of this.
In spite of this, China by not being able to withstand western influence incorporated imperialism and obtained a modern military and technology from the favored nations. Albeit, the western powers forced imperialism to East Asia differently than the rest of the world. Modern East Asia still emerged with parts of its ancient culture still intact. The unequal treaties, extraterritoriality, and other forms of discriminatory decrees created the Westernization of China, Japan, and Korea and gave these nations hope for the future that Western dominance would soon pass. Works Cited Ebrey, Patricia , Anne Walthall, and James Palais.
Mao---the one whose mistakes, shot contributions down After the validation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Mao Zedong as the Chairman of PRC and the Communist Party held most political power in China. By using his tremendous influence in China, Mao conducted a series of nationwide movements in order to rapidly reform China’s politics, economy and culture. However, instead of leading China to a more hopeful future, Mao pushed China into a period of darkness. Many historical evidences showed that Mao had brought more pain than happiness to Chinese people. No matter how many great things Mao did in his earlier years, the mistakes that Mao made in the 100 Flower Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, ad the Cultural Revolution, can neither
The emperor permitted trade with other European countries, with the intent that they adopted to Chinese culture, unlike the British (Cheng,105). Because China was seen as a relatively weak country at the time, Western powers tried to impose foreign trade there, therefore a large dispute followed. China tried to retain some power by attempting to prevent foreigners from entering the country’s interior. At the time, opium was introduced to China as an effective solution to the British trade problems (Cheng, 93). However, this caused economic problems in China ... ... middle of paper ... ...lity and nationalism in Japan after WWII (Craig, 141).
At least, that is the theory. But it may not be that simple. Many historians correctly point out that the West was hardly the epitome of the free market and small government back in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when it was first industrialising.  If anything, government intervention was the norm for quite a long time. The state played a role in shielding domestic manufacturers from the corrosive effects of trade, which (in their eyes) kick-started the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain; channelling capital to budding industrialists to invent and improve upon new and existing technologies; funding long-range expeditions to faraway lands like India and China to open up trade links, which, in absence of a guaranteed profit, would have turned away private investors; and finally, regulating and standardising all manner of industry as to ensure efficient and organised operation.
This allowed these nations to gain power over them, which was not foreseen prior to the war. As a result, China’s goal of abolishing the trade of opium throughout their country resulted in many “unfair treaties” being signed and a drastic change in their economic and social development.