Back in the late period of the Ming Dynasty, the government had become very weak and the throne was in unstable hands. Rebellions …show more content…
In the 19th Century, the Qing Emperors became weak and unable to control the throne good. The British Colony saw this as a great opportunity to gain exporting in China. At the time, British was at its highest point, having gained large areas in: America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. So when, they gained some control over the East India Company; they thought it would be a great way to trade with China. China agreed to the trade expect for Opium. The Qing government
The History of the Qing Dynasty and Reign of Kangxi wanted to stop the import of Opium into the country, and as a result war broke out. Because the British Empire was to strong, the Qing Empire lost the Opium War of 1840. And when the Qing empire signed the Treaty of Nanking, they lost their right to prevent the import of Opium, was forced to give Hong Kong to the British, and open up its rivers for British shipping. Because of this, Qing’s government weakened even more and China grew angry and humiliated toward the British (www.chinaeducenter.com).
After the Opium War, more countries took land and made the Qing Dynasty sign more unequal treaties through war during the 1850s to the 1900s. Two of the most tragic events that happened during these times were the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) and the foreign invasion of 1900 after the Boxer Rebellion. After the defeat in the Sino-Japanese War, China had to give up Korea and Taiwan