Read the below article, from the Saylor Foundation. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • How did the trading relationship between China and Europe change as European powers grew stronger and the Qing dynasty weakened?
  • Why did the British want to increase trade with China?
  • Did the Qing Dynasty enjoy popular support?

Saylor Foundation, The Qing Dynasty of China, February 2013.

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