Reaction from china and japan of foreign domination
China and Japan were both victims of imperialism. Although the countries are close together and have certain cultural ties, the way they each reacted to foreign domination was quite different. China was more focused on getting rid of the white imperialists as soon as possible through violence. Japan on the other hand did not show as much resistance, instead it adopted the ideas and technologies of the at that time superior Western nations. China profited admirably from the trading, with the British being their biggest customers for the tea trade.
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China and Japan's Responses to the West in the 19th Century
In the 19 th century, after a long period of isolationism, China and then Japan came under pressure from the West to open to foreign trade and relations. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States had created a wide gap between them and the West, leaving the two Asian nations behind technologically and military. In that period, neither of them had the power to stand up to the Western nations, and eventually both had to sign unequal treaties that forced them to open their ports and cities to foreign merchants. However, the way this process happened in each country and their reaction to it were very different, attracting the interest of many historians Lockwood,
Reactions to Foreign Domination in China and Japan
TOKYO — Earlier this year, as it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was not going to pass quickly, the Japanese government delayed plans for what would be the first state visit by a Chinese leader to Tokyo since While its top allies have taken a harder line on China — especially the United States, which dramatically escalated tensions this past week by closing the Chinese Consulate in Houston — Japan has pursued a delicate balancing act, mindful of the economic might of its largest trading partner and its own limited military options. It has abandoned plans to purchase an American missile defense system, which in part had been considered a shield against China.
Christopher W. Japan has long been regarded by mainstream International Relations theories as a status quo power intent on pursuing an immobilist international strategy towards China characterized by hedging rather than any move to active balancing. These conclusions, in turn, invite a reconsideration of the comfortable theoretical consensus on Japan as an eternal status quo power. The expectation should be that any shifts in the US-led international and regional systems in which Japan has been so firmly embedded, and as precipitated by China, should pose questions about the precipitation of a similar counter-reaction from Japan.