HIST 2070: World History II
Reading Questions: Chapter 25, Placards Posted on Guangzhou, Origin of Species
Answer the below questions and submit them at the end of lecture on 10/21/15. Late submissions will not be accepted.
1. Why did Western powers gain control of the Chinese economy in the late nineteenth century? How did the citizens in Guangzhou plan to respond to the invading Westerners?
2. What is imperialism? How does that term relate to Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species?
3. How did Westerners and the Japanese justify imperialism?
4. How was the “civilizing mission” a form of deterritorialization