The Modern Era
By: Shelby Brunner
1850 to 1864- Taiping Uprising
An Unequal treaty is any of a series of treaties signed with Western powers during the 19th and early 20th centuries by Qing dynasty China and late Tokugawa Japan. Suffered military defeat by the foreign powers or when there was a threat of military action by those powers.
Self-strengthening movement- 1861 to 1895
Boxer Uprising- 1900
The Boxer Rebellion (or the Boxer Uprising), a Chinese secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists led an uprising in northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there.
Commissioner Lin- 30 August 1785 to 22 November 1850
Courtesy name Yuanfu, was a Chinese Scholor and official of the Qing dynasty, hailing from Fuzhou, Fujian province. He is praised for his constant position on the "moral high ground" in his fight, but he is also blamed for a rigid approach which failed to account for the domestic and international complexities of the problem.
Chinese Revolution of 1911
In October of 1911, a group of revolutionaries in southern China led a successful revolt against the Qing Dynasty, establishing in its place the Republic of China and ending the imperial system.
"The sick man of Europe" -1853
The label of "sick man of Europe" is given to a European country experiencing a time of economic difficulty or impoverishment. The term was first used in the mid-19th century to describe the Ottoman Empire , but has since been applied at one time or another to nearly every other major country in Europe.
Tanzimat- 1839 to 1876
The tanzimat were a series of reforms in the Ottoman Empire that brought the culture, education, religion and society more in line with Europe and the United States and western ways.The Tanzimât reform era was characterized by various attempts to modernize the Ottoman Empire and to secure its territorial integrity against nationalist movements from within and aggressive powers from outside of the state.