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6 Lessons looking at the downfall of the Chinese Emperors, starting with their decision to abandon the Treasure Fleets and them moving on to British intervention with the opium trade. The consequences of this ‘Century of Humiliation are then dealt with by studying the Boxer Rebellion, 1911 Revolution and the May 4th movement.


  • China, Britain and the Opium Wars
  • Intro to China’s Empire
  • Boxer Rebellion causes and events
  • Boxer Rebellion consequences and reforms
  • 1911 Revolution
  • May 4th Movement


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The Downfall of China: China, Europe and the Century of Humiliation - 6 lessons

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