“Intrusions in Asia; Opera and Society and a Dilemma” Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
Describe the key motives involved in the increased presence of Westerners in India, China, and Japan in the 1700s and 1800s. Identify the key factors that led to Britain’s successful imposition of its presence and trade policies on China, despite communications like those from Emperor Ch’ien lung (i.e., Qianlong) and Commissioner Lin Zexu (i.e., Lin Tse hsu). Argue for or against the British policies regarding China in the 1800s, using analogies from our own modern times.
Intrusions in Asia
Chapter 29 (pp. 974 979), intrusions into Asia; Chapter 29 (pp. 980 984), Japanese woodblock prints
Opium Wars and the Opening of China at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/20428167
Opium Wars with visuals at http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/opium_wars_01/ow1_essay01.html
Key documents from China at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1793qianlong.asp and http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts/com lin.html