East and South Asia Timeline

  • Opium War

    Opium War
    The Opium War was between the U.K. and China. It started because of trade disputes. Opium was of huge demand in China, but it was a narcotic and they didn't use it often. But Britain was able to smuggle in 8 million lbs. of Opium in to China equalling about $18 million. And the U.K. was only buying about $17 million of Chinese goods; this was trade deficit. This started war. The importance was that Treaty of Nanjing was formed which gave British everything they wanted and China had to obey.
  • Matt Perry goes to Japan

    Matt Perry goes to Japan
    Matt Perry was sent by the U.S. because Japan could be used a coaling base where steamships could stay and so that shipwrecked americans would be saved. Also, they could trade. The first time Perry stated his demands Japan rejected him and sent him back to the U.S. After many set backs on his second journey Japan finally agreed. The importance was that this made the Japanese sign the Treaty of Kanagawa. The treaty promised that theJapanese would do all that was asked with no problems and peace.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    The Russo-Japanese War was a conflict that started because of rival ambirtions of Imperial Russia and Japan. When Japan attacked Port Arthur and Russia surrendered, Japan had then gotten the upper hand in the war. It resulted Japan bringing home a victory against Russia, which instituted Japan as a major power in the world. The importance was it established the Japanese Imperial Navy as a major naval power. And most importantly it led to Britain to lay the keel of HMS Dreadnaught in Oct. 1905.
  • Dr. Sun Yat-sen takes over China

    Dr. Sun Yat-sen takes over China
    Dr. Sun Yat-sen was the leader of China's republican revolution. He took over after a 2000 year rule of the Ming Dynasty. Sun Yat-sen was apart of one of the many revolutionary groups but his was the most organized. He quickly became popular to Chinese people all around the world and got political support. After months of riots, he finally was elected President of the new Republic of China. The importance was that the Republic brought peace and unity to China and the people.