Empires in collision

Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia

1793

  • Chinese reject British requests for open trade.
  • China was the victim if it's own earlier success
  • The American food crops enabled substantial pop. Growth (from 100 million in 1685 to some 430 million in 1853

1798

  • Napoleon invades Egypt.
  • He brings 400 ships, carrying 54,000 men
  • Aside from soldiers & sailors, he brought savants - scientists & engineers

A few more from the "map of time"

Taiping uprising in China - 1850-1864

  • Fought by the Manchu-led Qing dynasty & the Christan millerian movement of the heavenly kingdom peace.
  • Lasted 14 years.
  • Ranging from 20 to 70 million dead.

Unequal treaties

  • Early 19th-20th century
  • Signed by Qing Dynasty China & late Tokugawa Japan