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Week 12 world power politics and imperialism in Asia
What do we need to study about imperialism in this period?
Study Interactions in economics and politics and culture how some society
expanded through trade and war to establish colonies and empires
Discuss technology, demography, and environment since imperial expansion
frequently changed the composition of local populations, local environment, and depended
on technological innovations to dominate other peoples
In what ways imperialism shaped the identity of both colonizers and colonized?
What are the economic, social, cultural, and political consequences of modern
imperialism from the sixteenth through the twentieth century?
Exploitation, domination, and epistemological transformation
But imperialism systems also integrated distant peoples through global networks of
trade, intercultural exchanges, and international political relations
What factors might have motivated modern empires for expansion and colonization in Asia
(and elsewhere)?
Economic reasons lure of profits, natural resources, and markets
Social Darwinism survival of the fittest
Nationalist sentiments and pride
Cultural reasons civilizing mission the white mans burden
British Imperial India
East India Company ruled over India from 1750 1857
Defeated French and Portuguese
Became the de facto sovereign of British India controlled trade, government, taxes
Discrimination against the Indians, rise of Indian nationalism
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Indian Mutiny 1857 rebellion of Indians, not significant in impact, but marked the
beginning of Indian response to foreign control. The EIC was dissolved, and the
government in London took over sovereign
Indian under British Colonial Rule
British institutions, colonial agents (Indian Civil Service used to train British in
Indian affairs)
Developed transportation networks (railway) in India, other export industries and
commerce
Problems
Widespread poverty, rising population, political repression
Racial discrimination Indians as inferior and uncivilized
Fiscal inadequacy London refuses to finance the colony
British colonial mentality
Rise of Indian Nationalism
Thoughts of independence among Indian educated elites
To stall Russian influences, Britain used Indian soldiers to invade Afghanistan,
Tibet, and Burma
After WWI, Mahatma Gandhi among others preached for self-government
Amritsar Massacre Indian troops under British command opened fire on a peaceful
unarmed festival which left 400 people dead
Colonial Regimes in Southeast Asia
British in Burma and Malaya
The British replaced the Dutch in Malay
The Burmese king was too proud to deal with the British, often causing them
trouble. Britain colonized Burma in 1886
Britain also controlled Penang, Malaka, and Singapore (all of these places were
occupied by Japan during WWII)
French, Dutch, and American Colonialism
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Week 12 world power politics and imperialism in Asia What do we need to study about imperialism in this period? Study Interactions in economics and politics and culture how some society expanded through trade and war to establish colonies and empires Discuss technology, demography, and environment since imperial expansion frequently changed the composition of local populations, local environment, and depended on technological innovations to dominate other peoples In what ways imperialism shaped the identity of both colonizers and colonized? What are the economic, social, cultural, and political consequences of modern imperialism from the sixteenth through the twentieth century? Exploitation, domination, and epistemological transformation But imperialism systems also integrated distant peoples through global networks of trade, intercultural exchanges, and international political relations What factors might have motivated modern empires for expansion and colonization in Asia (and elsewhere)? Economic reasons lure of profits, natural resources, and markets Social Darwinism survival of the fittest Nationalist sentiments and pride Cultural reasons civilizing mission the white mans burden British Imperial India East India Company ruled over India from 1750 1857 Defeated French and Portuguese Became the de facto sovereign of British India controlled trade, government, taxes Discrimination against the Indians, rise of Indian nationalism www.notesolution.com
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