The Opium Wars were the beginning of a period of repeated Western intervention in Chinese affairs. Western intervention created a sense of humiliation as well as a hunger for both reform and revolution. In this activity you will read about the Opium Wars and develop a timeline of the major events in Chinese history.
Destination Title: Ch'ing China: The Opium Wars
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Start at the Ch'ing China Web site.
- Click on Contents, then click on The Opium Wars.
- Read the article, taking notes as you read.
After you have read the material, answer the following questions.