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IV.Encounters in East Asia A.European Contact with Ming China 1)European interest in China continued to grow 2)The Ming however, had no interest in Europe.

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1 IV.Encounters in East Asia A.European Contact with Ming China 1)European interest in China continued to grow 2)The Ming however, had no interest in Europe a)The Ming did allow Europeans to come and trade b)They did however, limit their visits to one area and to one season Had to conduct trade under the supervision of an imperial official 3)Christian missionaries were welcomed for their knowledge of many subjects a)They had little success in converting the Chinese. 1 of 7 The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia Section 4: Encounters in East Asia Witness History Audio: A Jesuit in China Note Taking Transparency 109

2 B.The Manchu Conquest 1)In the 1600s, the Ming Dynasty was in decay a)Revolts erupted, and Manchu invaders from the north, pushed through the Great Wall b)In 1644, Manchu armies took control of Beijing and set up the Qing dynasty. c)The Manchu were supported by Chinese scholar- officials They had adopted the Confucian system of government Local governments remained in the hands of the Chinese, with Manchu troops ensuring loyalty 1 of 7 The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia Section 4: Encounters in East Asia

3 d)Two rulers oversaw the most brilliant age of the Qing Kangxi (1661 – 1722) was an able administrator and military leader Qianlong (1736 – 1796) expanded China’s borders to create the largest Chinese state. e)American crops helped to fuel a population boom. f)The Ming and Qing both rejected an appeal from Britain for more trade. Lord McCartney, diplomat for the British, actually offended the Chinese 1 of 7 The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia Section 4: Encounters in East Asia Color Transparency 83: Goldfish from China Color Transparency 84: Europe Spreads its Influence Witness History Video: Manchu China and the West History Interactive: Trade Among Europe, Africa and Asia

4 The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia: Section 4 Note Taking Transparency of 7 European Contacts in East Asia Japan Japanese at first welcome Westerners and adopt Western firearms. Some Japanese adopt Christian faith. The Tokugawa shogunate expels foreign missionaries. Korea Korea restricts contacts with the outside world. Confucianism influences Koreans’ view of merchants. Koreans imprison or kill shipwrecked Europeans. China New crops from the Americas boost farm output. The Qing maintain the Ming policy of restricting foreign traders. Qianlong rejects diplomatic trade negotiations with Britain.

5 The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia: Section 4 Color Transparency 83: Goldfish from China 5 of 7

6 The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia: Section 4 Color Transparency 84: Europe Spreads Its Influence 6 of 7


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