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  Imperialism in Asia
Large areas of Asia, as well as Africa and other areas of the world, were subjected to imperial control by European nations, China, and Japan.
British imperialism in 19th century China was also fostered by the mistaken belief that China would be a market for British manufactured goods (chiefly textiles) and the equally mistaken belief that the lack of Chinese interest in manufactured goods was due to governmental restrictions on trade.
Chinese actions in Central Asia was aided by the fact that most of the local rulers there (particularly in Tibet) considered the relatively light control from the Chinese to be preferably to more direct control from Russia or the British.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/im/Imperialism_in_Asia.html   (1972 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Asian Economy
Asia's US$100 billion international tourism industry may be jeopardized by European Community plans to cap emissions on all aircraft flying out of Europe through a carbon-trading scheme that would pass on the costs of pollution to the passengers.
Asia is expected within the next decade to lead the world in the use of biometrics.
In Asia, notably India and China, the satellite insurance sector is poised for liftoff.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Asian_Economy.html   (4384 words)

  
  Asia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Asia’s border with Europe—which, geographically, may be regarded as a peninsula of the Eurasian landmass—lies approximately along the Urals, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus, the Black Sea, the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, and the Aegean Sea.
The continent of Asia is washed on the S by the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal; on the E by the South China Sea, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Bering Sea; and on the N by the Arctic Ocean.
Southwest Asia (Iran; Turkey, in Asia Minor; and the nations of the Fertile Crescent and the Arabian peninsula or Arabia), long a strategic crossroad, is characterized by an arid climate and irrigated agriculture, great petroleum reserves, and the predominance of Islam.
www.bartleby.com /65/as/Asia.html   (1640 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Imperialism in Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start...
Asia’s border with Europe—which, geographically, may be regarded as a peninsula of the Eurasian landmass—lies approximately along the Urals, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus, the Black Sea, the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, and the Aegean Sea.
The continent of Asia is washed on the S by the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal; on the E by the South China Sea, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Bering Sea; and on the N by the Arctic Ocean.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Imperialism-in-Asia   (2007 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Russian Imperialism in Asia and the Russo-Japanese War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Russian Imperialism in Asia and the Russo-Japanese War describes Russia's aggressive moves in Asia which led to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.
At the turn of the century, Russia gained room to maneuver in Asia because of its alliance with France and the growing rivalry between Britain and Germany.
By 1895 Germany was competing with France for Russia's favor, and British statesmen hoped to negotiate with the Russians to demarcate spheres of influence in Asia.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ru/Russian_Imperialism_in_Asia_and_the_Russo-Japanese_War   (742 words)

  
 Hobson, Imperialism, A Study, Part II, Chapter V: Library of Economics and Liberty
The new Imperialism differs from the older, first, in substituting for the ambition of a single growing empire the theory and the practice of competing empires, each motived by similar lusts of political aggrandisement and commercial gain; secondly, in the dominance of financial or investing over mercantile interests.
Imperialism in the Far East is stripped nearly bare of all motives and methods save those of distinctively commercial origin.
For Europe to rule Asia by force for purposes of gain, and to justify that rule by the pretence that she is civilising Asia and raising her to a higher level of spiritual life, will be adjudged by history, perhaps, to be the crowning wrong and folly of Imperialism.
www.econlib.org /library/YPDBooks/Hobson/hbsnImp13.html   (7519 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: The Complete Henry C K Liu
Saddled with a dark history of imperialism and aggression, Japan's efforts to remake itself in the eyes of its Asian neighbors have been an uphill struggle for six decades.
In East Asia, the undercurrent relates to the rearmament of Japan as a counterweight to a rising China.
Asia, in order to service its dollar-denominated debts, is thus forced to keep wages low and provide Americans with cheap imports.
www.atimes.com /atimes/others/Henry.html   (4201 words)

  
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 Asia: Outline of History — FactMonster.com
Asia was the home of some of the world's oldest civilizations.
In N Asia Russian Cossacks crossed Siberia and reached the Pacific by 1640.
In the postwar years, the center of conflict in international affairs tended to shift from Europe, the focus of both world wars, to Asia, where the decolonization process and the emergence of the cold war resulted in many smaller wars and unstable nations.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0856735.html   (609 words)

  
 HIMAL SOUTH ASIAN | January 2003 | Asia Special | Global imperialism and the world’s people
The first is the continuing, indeed overwhelming, significance of imperialism as the defining feature of global economic relations, with the term broadly defined as the struggle by large capital over control of economic territory of various types.
The new imperialism, in addition to utilising new institutions and international rules and protocols to its own end, is also about the struggle to control newer forms of economic territory.
The economies of South Asia – and especially India – are often portrayed in comparative discussion as among the ‘success stories’ of the developing world in the period since the early 1990s.
www.himalmag.com /2003/january/asia_special_3.htm   (6789 words)

  
 Age of Imperialism
Imperialism is a policy of extending control or authority over foreign lands as a means of acquiring and/or having an empire, either through direct territorial conquest or through indirect methods of exerting control on the politics and/or economy of other countries.
The term is also used to describe the policy of a stronger country extending their control- economically, politically or militarily- over weaker territories and distant lands, even if a nation doesn't call itself an empire.
Imperialism also implies the belief that the acquisition and maintenance of empires is a positive good.
www.lz95.org /msn/faculty/cpinchot/socialstudies/spam/imperialismmain.htm   (246 words)

  
 J.A. Hobson: Imperialism (Pt.2 Ch.5 Imperialism in Asia)
The new Imperialism differs from the older, first, in substituting for the ambition of a single growing empire the theory and the practice of competing empires, each motived by similar lusts of political aggrandisement and commercial gain; secondly, in the dominance of financial or investing over mercantile interests.
For Europe to rule Asia by force for purposes of gain, and to justify that rule by the pretence that she is civilising Asia and raising her to a higher level of spiritual life, will be adjudged by history, perhaps, to be the crowning wrong and folly of Imperialism.
What Asia has to give, her priceless stores of wisdom garnered from her experience of ages, we refuse to take; the much or little which we could give we spoil by the brutal manner of our giving.
www.marxists.org /archive/hobson/1902/imperialism/pt2ch5.htm   (7400 words)

  
 STATEMENT OF THE ASIAN SOCIAL MASS & PEOPLES' MOVEMENTS & ORGANISATIONS
We, the social, mass and peoples' movements and organisations of Asia and the Pacific from diverse social, cultural and political backgrounds have gathered together on 2-7, January 2003 at the Asian Social Forum in Hyderabad, India.
In fact, today the whole of Asia is yet again the center of poverty, war and intolerance, with the mass of people facing starvation, impoverishment, displacement, indebtedness, and destruction of livelihoods.
Imperialism targets Asia with its militarist and economic offensives for making strategic gains, including the greed for oil.
www.focusweb.org /publications/press-statements/Satement-of-the-asian-social-movements-ASF.htm   (934 words)

  
 Hobson, Imperialism: A Study ToC: The Online Library of Liberty
A classic analysis of imperialism by a British economic journalist who explores the way in which mercantile interests in the home country can manipulate the power of the state in order to get benefits in the colony.
Its focus is primarily upon the development of classical liberal ideas in Britain, France, and Germany, and the impact these ideas had on political, economic, and social change in these countries between 1815 and 1914.
Imperialism as an Outlet for Population - facsimile PDF (252KB)
oll.libertyfund.org /Home3/Book.php?recordID=0052   (428 words)

  
 The Militant - September 26, 2005 -- Defend Korea against imperialism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the same time, we recall and celebrate the victory over U.S. imperialism by the courageous people of Korea at the opening of the 1950s, a victory that prevented imperialism’s occupation under the United Nations flag of the entire Korean peninsula.
With utter disregard for the most elementary rights of national sovereignty, Washington is today seeking, under the cover of the so-called six-party talks, to prevent north Korea from developing nuclear technology to meet pressing energy needs for industry and agriculture.
Imperialism has been for more than a century, and remains, the enemy of toiling humanity and the greatest obstacle to human progress.
www.themilitant.com /2005/6937/693720.html   (466 words)

  
 [Regents Prep Global History] Imperialism: Southeast Asia
The Dutch and the Spanish controlled much of Southeast Asia during the early 1800s.
Meanwhile, the French imperialized modern-day Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam forming French Indochina in the 1880s.
Siam became the embattled buffer zone between these two European powers, but was eventually guaranteed its independence by a treaty negotiated between France and Great Britain.
regentsprep.org /Regents/global/themes/imperialism/seasia.cfm   (362 words)

  
 Imperialism
Imperialism is the political theory of the acquisition and maintenance of empires.
Subjects of imperial and post-imperial governments and those sympathetic to them have often considered imperialism to be an exploitive evil.
The term imperialism was a new word in the mid-19th century.
www.findword.org /im/imperialism.html   (749 words)

  
 THE PEOPLE OF ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICAN SHOULD UNITE AND DRIVE AMERICAN IMPERIALISM BACK TO WHERE IT CAME FROM
He said that what imperialism fears most is the awakening of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples, the awakening of the peoples of all countries.
Those backed by imperialism are precisely those discarded by the broad masses of the people.
To defeat the reactionary rule of imperialism, Comrades Mao Tse-tung said, it is necessary to form a broad front and unite with all forces, except the enemy, and continue to wage arduous struggles....
www.etext.org /Politics/MIM/classics/mao/sw8/mswv8_52.html   (882 words)

  
 Southeast Asia - Information at Halfvalue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A subregion of Asia, comprising the territories of Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India and north of Australia.
The peoples of Southeast Asia were trained to carry burdens on their heads; it was a common sight to see a child balancing a small object like a bowl on her head, in distinction to her mother or aunt balancing a much larger load.
www.halfvalue.com /wiki.jsp?topic=Southeast_Asia   (3746 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Europe (1871-1914): Imperialism in Asia (1830-1900)
The dark side of imperialism, the arguments for cultural and racial superiority of the European peoples, were common throughout the imperial world.
Imperialism led to the dislocation of thousands of small societies--especially in Africa--when the Europeans drew haphazard and illogical lines on the colonial maps.
This, in turn, contributed to the exploitation of native populations and, as capitalist investors brought industry to the empire, the awakening of the native workers to their destiny under the Marxist scheme of economic development.
www.sparknotes.com /history/european/1871-1914/section7.rhtml   (1214 words)

  
 Imperialism
We live in a world today in which the consequences of nineteenth-century Western imperialism are still being felt.
This "new imperialism" occurred primarily between 1880 and 1900, when European governments scrambled frantically for territory.
Thus, imperialism and reactions to it spread Western civilization to non-Western lands.
www.fresno.k12.ca.us /schools/s090/lloyd/imperialism.htm   (367 words)

  
 Imperialism
John Hobson on Imperialism, 1902 Here you can find an excerpt from the writings of John Hobson, a famous British economist, who argued that low wages for 19th century European workers guaranteed domestic under consumption of goods and justified imperial conquest in order to guarantee markets.
Theories of Imperialism Nice capsule summaries of conservative, liberal, Marxist, and social-psychological theories of imperialism.
Imperial Airways: An interesting, and imaginative look at how the Empire was held together by the Airline in the early 20th century.
www.casahistoria.net /imperialism.htm   (2543 words)

  
 American History: Mark Twain and Imperialism: HistoryWiz
Imperialism was the norm and generally people in the imperialist nations accepted it not just as an
When horrible abuses of imperialism in the Belgian Congo came to light, he worked for an international investigation.
His famous "The White Man's Burden," often called the "Anthem of Imperialism," appeared in McClure's Magazine in 1899, and was written to appeal to America keep the Philippines.
www.historywiz.com /didyouknow/marktwainimperialism.htm   (409 words)

  
 WebQuest
These supporters of imperialism believe that the policy of imperialism is a method of securing and maintaining English power in an increasingly competitive and dangerous world.
Therefore, according to those who support imperialism, it is in the best interest of Her Majesty's Empire on which the "Sun Never Sets," to continue the expansionist policy of imperialism.
The rise of "the New Imperialism," the groups that supported it, and the reasons for their support of such a policy.
users.erols.com /sespec/webquests/imperialismafrica/ImperialismInAfrica.htm   (1573 words)

  
 The role of Australian imperialism in the Asia-Pacific region   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Australian imperialism has jealously guarded its interests in the Pacific and has maintained the political and economic status quo—using its dominance in trade, investment and aid provision—both in its own interests and those of the West.
Although imperialism suffered a major defeat and humiliation with the final victory of the Vietnamese Revolution in 1975, the degeneration of the Chinese Revolution and the defeat of revolutionary movements throughout the rest of Asia succeeded in stabilising capitalism in the region.
In south-east Asia, the white paper states, Australia "would want to be able to make a substantial contribution to any regional coalition we decided to support" and does not rule out being the leading force in an such coalition.
www.dsp.org.au /links/back/issue18/dsp.htm   (8443 words)

  
 Imperialism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Imperialism Resources from James Logan High - Links to imperialism in India, Asia and Africa.
The Age of Imperialism by Jim Lloyd - Gives general overview of imperialism and a map of imperialism in Africa.
Imperialism in the Non-Western World - Provides links that explain imperialism, gives maps of imperialism and provides historical timelines for Asia, Africa, Oceania, India and the Middle East.
www.dpol.net /dphs/Library/imperialism.htm   (260 words)

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