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This paper examines the factors and events that led to the demise of the Qing Dynasty in China, the nation's last imperial dynasty. First, the paper describes the impact of modernization on China and how this weakened the Qing's grip on the country. This is followed by a discussion on how the Qing maintained its strength and authority despite being more open to outside influences. This very openness is what the paper cites as leading to the dynasty's downfall, along with China's interaction with the rest of the world.
From the Paper:"The Qing Dynasty would be a final occupation of the court that would last for three centuries, particularly due to its almost total authority over a theretofore splintered and factionalized landscape. The political unification of China under the auspices of its last dynasty would be based upon the powerful influence of the Manchu emperors in creating political stability. By courting elite representation in all parts of China, the northern-based throne would bring the intellectual and artistic core banished to the South during times of Mongolian rule back into political and cultural participation. The result would be a return to the values of traditionalist and orthodox intellectualist values."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bello, D.A. (2005). The go where no Han could go for long. Modern China, 31(3), 283-317.
- Hansen, V. (2000). The Open Empire: A History of China to 1600. W.W. Norton.
- Waley, C. (2000). Sextants of Beijing. W.W. Norton.
Cite this Analytical Essay:
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