European Domination In China

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The European domination happens all around the world. Especially in Asian places, European domination happens obviously. The European domination happens because of historical and modern factors. In the side of historical factors, the wars between Asian countries and European countries, the results of post-wars, and the different developments of societies in Asian and European countries directly caused the European domination in the world. On the other hand, in the side of modern factors, the discursive models of Asian, the partial media, and the privileged policies to European from governments are also causing the European domination and maintaining it until nowadays. Overall, there are historical and modern factors that causing the European …show more content…
In this event, China lost its political independence as it cannot use its Chinese Law to punish the criminal Europeans in China. For example, as what we discussed in lecture, if a British raped a Chinese girl in China, he will be charged based on British Law and punished in British. The criminals, therefore, may escape from the Chinese punishment that they deserve. As a result, Europeans became dominative group and bold to do anything such as commit crime in China. The European domination emerged not only because of China losing its political independence, but also because of the worships from some Chinese citizens and Qing officials. After the Opium War, some Chinese people worshiped the Europeans because they had better technologies than Chinese. For example, Gong Zizhen, who was a famous person, had advocated political reform and westernization. He believed the idea of "learning from the foreigner to restrain the foreigner and criticizing those in power for refusing to adopt superior western technology" (Yang Zhao 1982:454). The westernization was advocated not only by the Chinese like Gong Zizhen, but also by the officials of Qing government. In reading “An Outline History Of China”, the author points out that the Qing officials also had advocated westernization as they said “making the country strong and rich by the establishment of Western-style factories" (Yang Zhao 1982:458). To some extent, every Chinese started to believe that the Europeans were more clever than Chinese by having better technologies. Europeans, therefore, had a high status in Chinese mind and became the dominative group in China. Besides in Chinese society, the European domination was also happening in American society. After the war between the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Nationalist party in China, many Chinese people in America were suspected by

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