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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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June 2014 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Jun 27, 2014
  • The Scramble For China
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  • From the 1840s onwards China endured over half a century of an unprecedented onslaught from Britain and other western powers. She was defeated, humiliated and forced to sign treaties that drained her of her wealth, Japan quickly reformed her economy and military to prevent the same process from occurring. This podcast explores the relationship between the west's 'Scramble For China' and the downfall of the Qing Dynasty. You can also download the companion ebook here: