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Fall of the Qing Dynasty

During the days of the beginning of 20th century, mass civil disorder had also begun and continuously grown. Cixi and the Guangxu Emperor both died in 1908, leaving a relatively powerless and unstable central authority. Puyi, eldest son of Zaifeng, Prince Chun, was appointed successor at age two, leaving Zaifeng with the regency. This was [...]

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Historical Influences from the West

Under the Ming dynasty, Chinese fleets had sailed south to Malacca and into the Indian Ocean, to Ceylon and East Africa. Chinese merchants began to trade in Malacca and in the East Indian islands of Java and Sumatra. During the sixteenth century, Portuguese ships visited south-eastern ports of China, and in 1557 set up a [...]

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