Excerpt from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
Reception of the First English Ambassador to China
The Boxer Rebellion:
Commodore Perry’s “When We Landed in Japan”
Upon successful completion of this lesson, students should be able to:
1. Consider the history of the Ottoman Empire/Turkey. What contributions did this nation make to the culture and politics of the Middle East? Speculate why Turkey remains a secular state politically while remaining an Islamic state culturally.
2. Compare and contrast European efforts to “open” China and Japan to Western influence. How would you explain the ability of the Japanese to resist European domination?
3. Describe India's culture and politics during the reign of Akbar. What social policies did he try to implement? Were they successful? Give detailed examples and evidence to support your answer.
4. Explain the rise of the Manchu Dynasty and the struggles of China to modernize in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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