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Analyze and compare the differing responses of China and Japan to western penetration...
Analyze and compare the differing responses of China and Japan to western penetration in the nineteenth century
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While both countries saw western power impose economic and political influence, they responded very differently. Japan responded by beginning to industrialize so they could challenge western influence. They looked to begin building modern industry imposed western laws and dress all in an attempt to resist influence from the western powers.
China on the other hand did little to resist imperialist intentions from the western world. China was sectioned off by the western powers which competed for influence to gain economic advantages. This kept China under the influence of the western powers while Japan was able to modernize. China isn't truly able to fully break away from European influence until Hong Kong is returned in the late 1990s.
Posted by nybergl on April 11, 2011 at 5:26 AM (Answer #1)
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