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Asian Responses to Imperialism: Crash Course World History #213 (12:54)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:11 Why do we end up relying on sources from “intellectuals” in many cases when studying imperialism?
  2. 02:29 John Green argues that Asian intellectuals recognized the principal reason for Europe dominance at this time. What was that reason?
  3. 02:58 How does John Green describe the “modernization” response that many Asian societies followed in some periods?
  4. 03:44 What strategy did Kang Youwei suggest that China follow in response to European industrial might?
  5. 05:17 What important political transformation did Sayyid Jamal Ad-Din Al-Afghani propose?
  6. 06:36 Why was Japan not a great model for many other Asian states in this era, according to John Green?
  7. 10:29 Many Asian intellectuals looked beyond European models by the early twentieth century. What did they all have in common, according to John Green? What sources of strength did Sayyid Jamal Ad-Din Al-Afghani, Liang Qichao, and Rabindranath Tagore propose?