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Compare and Contrast Essay Guide
Transcript of Compare and Contrast Essay Guide
Japan's & China's Response to Western Penetration
• Japan was forced to open up more trading ports for westernization by Commodore Matthew Perry, an American.
China's response to the western penetration
Japan's response to the western penetration
By: Sigry, Jason Lee, Kevin Tsap, and Kimberly Herrera
The responses of China and Japan to western penetration in the nineteenth century were similar in some ways and different in others.
China attempted to keep Westerners and their influence out of them, but ultimately failed after about fifty years of hesitance.
Japan on the other hand knew that if they didn't work with the westerners then they would soon fall behind on technology, and this would harshly affect their economy.
• Because China resisted and isolated themselves from the influence of the western penetration their economy began to decline drastically.
• Their fall began to show when China went from being a leading civilization to a struggling economy on 1840-1940
China was forced to open some ports to Western trade by the 1840’s because they lost a war with Britain. They ceded Hong Kong to the British and opened multiple ports to trade with Europe after losing the Opium War(1839-1842).
Europeans began to divide China into “spheres of influence” and won rights to set up businesses, impose trade laws, and govern those territories. They began to see China as unimportant
Japan quickly transformed its economy and had a period of fast industrial growth that resulted in Japan becoming a world power. By 1905 the West saw Japan as an equal, especially since Japan defeated Russia in the Russian-Japanese War (1904-1905).
Japan soon realized that if they didn’t make majorly important changes they would soon fall behind economically and they would miss out from technological advances.
Japan responded quickly with the Meiji Restoration to ensure not to fall behind the West.
Their plan was successful as they were considered a world power after they defeated Russia in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.
Japan wanted to get rid of Western influence in Asia.
This prompted them to create their own sphere of influence and unite all asians with the Japenese.
The outline should consist of a thesis statement that is clearly written out in sentence format. One similarity is outlined in phrases or bullets. The two differences should also be outlined in bullets or phrases.
Or a Venn Diagram could be done.
The responses of China and Japan to western penetration during the the nineteenth century were similar in some ways and different in others. A huge similarity they both shared was that they wanted to control Korea, they even got into war because of this, the war was called the Opium War. China attempted to keep Westerners and their influence out of them, but ultimately failed. Japan, on the other hand, was forcefully opened up to trade with the West by Commodore Matthew Perry, an American.
During the western penetration China and Japan shared few similarities. One thing they both definitely shared was that they wanted control over Korea.
They both did not want Western influence in their region.
They both enforced strong policies isolating foreign merchants.
China was treated as an inferior and undeveloped country, meanwhile by 1905 the West saw Japan as an equal, especially since Japan defeated Russia in the Russian-Japanese War (1904-1905). The reason why China was seen as unimportant was because they went from being a leading civilization to a civilization struggling economically. Unlike China, Japan's economy began to increase because they accepted and embraced the western penetration.
* The thesis paragraph should include one major similarity and two valid major difference
* The time period should be stated in the thesis paragraph
*It should not just restate the question
* It should not have an analysis
Another huge major difference between their responses was that China denied the western influence meanwhile Japan embraced it.
Japan soon realized that if they didn’t make majorly important changes they would soon fall behind. By ensuring themselves they modernized quickly through the Meiji Restoration. In 1852 and American Navy ship forced the Japanese to open ports to trade with Western powers. Japan quickly transformed its economy and had a period of fast industrial growth that resulted in Japan becoming a world power. China was forced to open some ports to Western trade by the 1840’s because they lost a war with Britain.
CONTRASTING JAPAN AND CHINA
clear historical accurate explanation and analysisof why there is a difference
The body paragraphs in the essay should be suppoerted with seven or more pieces of historical evidence and at least two pieces of evidence for each paragraph.
The similarity paragraph shoud have clear, historically accurate explanation and analysis of why there is a similarity. You should use linking words such as "like", "both", or "similar to".