Decline of China Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Decline of China
This paper discusses the decline of China during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
# 109894 | 2,158 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that the development of China, through the 19th and early 20th centuries is marked with examples of successful and failed attempts to lay complete control over her resources by imperial interests. The writer discusses that the country developed through years of resistance and loss, differing only by the characters that were involved in the particular topical game. The control of resources and goods in conjunction with a sense of mutual disregard for the other's believed superiority created demonstrative social, political and economic chaos. Profit, religion and even colonial education, driven by western interest ruled much of China and limited her natural development. The writer maintains that though China may have been effective at resisting official colonial rule, she was not left unscathed by colonial drive and interests.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Albertini, Rudolf von, and Albert Wirz. European Colonial Rule, 1880-1940: The Impact of the West on India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Trans. John G. Williamson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982.
  • Blue, Gregory. "One The British Connection." Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952. Ed. Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000. 31-47.
  • Cubberley, Ellwood P. The History of Education: Educational Practice and Progress Considered as a Phase of the Development and Spread of Western Civilization. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1902.
  • Porter, Jonathan. "Herbert S. Yee. Macau in Transition: From Colony to Autonomous Region." China Review International 9.1 (2002): 294.
  • Rosecrance, Richard. "Money and Power: Pondering Economic Growth and Decline." The National Interest Summer 2002: 127.

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