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HIS385H1
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HIS385
Jul 7, 2010
Lecture 2: Founding Of a Crown Colony
Western worldview
Nation-state as identity-> nationalism
Equality in diplomatic relations
Wealth and power as national pride
Civilizing mission
Imperialism as a prestigious deed
(Built in conflict in terms of mind set between the west and china)
Globalization of trade, 16ht -19th century
Westerners in asia
Portuguese, Spaniards, English, dutch
Spic and souls: seeking to convert chinese into christens
Industrial revolution, late 18th century
Mass production in factories
Need for new markets for surplus goods and raw materials
China as potential new market
Rise of great Britain as world power, 19th century+
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Macartney mission, 1793-94
British: trade mission: treaty to open china trade
Chinese: tribute mission: emperor qianlong’s edict to gerorge III
Westerners’ restricted presence in china
Seasonal trade depending on monsoons: off-season in Macau
Trade under Chinese terms
Trade as part of tribute system
Canton trade system-cohong monopoly
Trade and diplomatic access
-dont have access to government
-problems ignored and delayed
Subject to Chinese laws
Build up frustration
British trade in Asia
British east India Company (BEIC), est. 1600.
“country traders-private traders licensed by BEIC
Tea trade
1700-25: 0.4m lb per annum
1800: 23.3m lb pa
1808+: 26m lb pa
Tea tax = 16% of br. Govt revenue
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HIS385 Jul 7, 2010 Lecture 2: Founding Of a Crown Colony Western worldview Nation-state as identity-> nationalism Equality in diplomatic relations Wealth and power as national pride Civilizing mission Imperialism as a prestigious deed (Built in conflict in terms of mind set between the west and china) Globalization of trade, 16ht -19 century Westerners in asia Portuguese, Spaniards, English, dutch Spic and souls: seeking to convert chinese into christens th Industrial revolution, late 18 century Mass production in factories Need for new markets for surplus goods and raw materials China as potential new market Rise of great Britain as world power, 19 century+ www.notesolution.com
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