The Opium War and Anti-Westernism in China

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The Opium War and Anti-Westernism in China
China is one of the oldest countries in the world. In East Asia At The Center Warren I. Cohen suggests that a state that would become known as China was establish around 2000 BCE. For long periods of time China experienced high levels of political stability, refinement and innovation between 2000-221 BCE. This period is known as the Sandai or Three Dynasties because of the three cultures (Xia, Shang and Zhou) who ruled China. Chinese culture took on most of its major modern features in the Qin (Ch’in) dynasty that existed from about 221 to 206 BCE. This period saw the development of imperial China as the political position of Emperor was created, a massive transportation network of roads and...
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