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European Imperialism in Asia


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Raj
the "prince" of India from Great Britain; brought peace and stability to India
Thugee
had plagued travelers in India since time immemorial
Sepoy Rebellion
1854, resulted in centralization of colonial control
Zamindar
system in the misguided expectation that it would both facilitate the collection of agricultural taxs and create a new landed gentry
Singapore
the "city of the lion" at the tip of the Malay Peninsula
Malacca
colonized by British in 1511 (Port)
Burma
modern Myanmar, a country of Southeast Asia between China, Thailand, and Bangladesh
Vietnam
colonized by French in 1859
Philippines
country of Southeast Asia composed of many islands between Indonesia, Taiwan, and China
Indonesia
colonized by Dutch in the early 1600s
lin zexu
ended opium war
Opium War
The 1839-1842 war between the British and the Chinese over limitations of trade and the importation of Opium into China. Britain finally finds something China wants-opium. China tells Britain to stop importing opium (breaks Chi…
Treaty of Tianjin
the Qing agreed to humiliating new concessions: the legalization of the opium trade, the opening of additional ports to foreign trade, and the cession of the peninsula of Kowloon.
Hong Kong
Ceded by China to Great Britian and was dismissed by a senioir British official as a "barren rock"
Taiping Rebellion
A massive rebellion by believers in the religious teachings of Hong Xuiguan, begun in 1851 and not suppressed until 1864. Hong converts groups to create "heavenly peace" and gets economic and real estate control, w…
Sino-Japanese War
Japan won and gained Taiwan from China and was able to make Korea a protectorate.
Laidong Penunsula
Russia demanded control due to its ice-free port at Port Arthur, and Great Britain weighed in with a request for a coaling station in northern China
One Hundred Days Reform
imperial attempt at renovating the Chinese state and social system
Open Door Policy
Spheres of influence, give all nations equal access to trade in China, guaranteed that China would not be taken ovr by any one foreign power
Boxer Rebellion
Chinese revolutionaries revolt to overthrow and remove western influence from China; which took place the end of the Qing dynasty between 1899 and 1901
Sun Yat Sen
born in a village south of Canton, educated in Hawaii and returned to China to practice medicine. Soon he turned his full attention to the ills of Chinese society
Matthew Perry
Brought an American fleet of four warships to Edo Bay asking for the opening of foreign relations between the two countries. He later returned with a larger fleet and guns and the Japanese agreed to he Treaty of Kanagawa.
Meiji Restortion
an "incomplete revolution" because it had not ended the economic and social inequities of feudal society or enabled the common people to participate fully in the governing process
Meiji Constitution
based on the Bismarkian model with authority vested in the executive branch. The core ideology of the state embodied the concept of the uniqueness of the Japanese system based on the supreme authority of the emperor
Russo-Japanese War
The 1904-19005 war between Russia and Japan fought over imperial influence and territory in northeast China. Japan wins and becomes the first non European world power.
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