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Century of Humiliation – Carl Za

Carl is an excellent historian on Chinese History and how it fits into the global sphere.  He is interviewed here by Brian Berletic, who was wise enough to let Carl Za speak.  This is classical history that even a teenager (I hate history type) would be interested in.  It is not your boring history lesson.

The image is a depiction of how the major powers plan to cut up China for themselves; Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Austria, the United States, Russia and France are represented by Wilhelm II, Umberto I, John Bull, Franz Joseph I (in rear), Uncle Sam, Nicholas II, and Émile Loubet. Puck Aug 23, 1899, by J. S. Pughe

 

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Ersim
Ersim
1 month ago

The image represents the US becoming a new member of the imperial club after defeating Spain a year before, Having “acquired” the Philippines from Spain, China “happened” to be right across the sea.

Ersim
Ersim
1 month ago
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As I was going through the search engine looking for more images related to the “partition of China, I found this image, also from Puck, but dated September 1, 1901 It seems the “Yellow Peril” never died down.

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago

What an extraordinary interview and history lesson. Berletic is a wonderful interviewer and Zha a revelation… I will carefully file this resource away for permanent reference. Thank’s ever so much for bringing this to our attention Amarynth. I will be using this to try to combat the immense sinophobia that… Read more »