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7. Japanese Imperialism in the Far East

By the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, Japan acquired the island of Formosa. Through the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, Japan acquired

  1. from Russia, the lease of Port Arthur, and the Liaotung Peninsula

  2. re-acquired the southern part of the island of the Sakhalin which had been surrendered to Russia; and

  3. secured from Russia, a pledge to the effect that it would be totally disinterested in Koreaand Manchuria. In 1910, with British support, Japan deposed the native ruler of Korea.

Exhibit 10.3
Japanese colonies

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In the 19th century, China was forced to keep its doors open to the highly industrialized great European Powers.

By the Treaty of Nanking, 1842, the Chinese

  1. opened the five ports of Amoy, Ningpo, Foochow, Shanghai and Canton, to the British traders; and

  2. ceded Hong Kong to Britain.

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10.0 - Introduction
10.1 Meaning
10.2 Causes
10.3 Forms and Techniques of Imperialism
10.4 Imperialism in Africa
10.5 Imperialism in Asia
10.6 Significance and Consequences of Imperialism
10.7 Points to Remember

Chapter 11


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