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University of Toronto Scarborough
Global Asia Studies
Liang Chen

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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