World History A


The centuries-old Qing dynasty, China's last, finally felf as a result of many fadors, incfuding foreign pressures, social unrest, and the resistance of the autocratic government to the introduction of reforms. By contrast, Japan's empire expanded as its leaders embraced industrial development and commerce, undertook educational and governmental reform, and used Western ideas, institutions, and technology to create a new national order. Important victories over China and Russia secured Japanese military leadership in East Asia.

Looking Ahead to AP Euro...

What will they want you to know next year?

  1. Explain the context in which nationalistic and imperialistic sentiments developed in Europe from 1815 to 1914.
  2. Explain the motivations that led to European imperialism in the period from 1815 to 1914.
  3. Explain how European imperialism affected both European and non-European societies.


Lesson 1: The Decline of the Qing Dynasty

Causes of Decline
 The Opium War
 The Tai Ping Rebellion
 Efforts at Reform
The Advance of Imperialism
 Mounting Pressures
 Internal Crisis
Responses to Imperialism
 Opening the Door to China
 The Boxer Rebellion

Lesson 2: Revolution in China

The Fall of the Qing
 The Rise of Sun Vat-sen
 The Revolution of 1911
 An Era of Civil War
Cultural Changes
 Society in Transition
 Culture in Transition

Lesson 3: The Rise of Modern Japan

Japan Responds to Foreign Pressure
The Meiji Restoration
 Transformation of Japanese Politics
 Meiji Economics
 Modern Institutions and Social Structures
Japanese Expansion
Culture in an Era of Transition


Chapter Introduction
Chapter Reading Guide
Chapter Review Sheet
Chapter Place and Time - large  small
Chapter Skillbuilder

Lessons in text-only form
  Lesson 26-1
  Lesson 26-2
  Lesson 26-3