19th Century Western Expansion
China and Japan enter the 20th century on very different paths. Each responds to 19th century Western expansion in Asia differently with profound implications for the rest of the 20th century. Discuss at least 3 reasons why you think Japan emerges as a major imperial power and China continues to struggle.
Please note: this is not a term paper but rather an informal way for you to articulate your thoughts and observations on a specific question based on the readings. Think of it as an in-class discussion. You do not have to cite anything. For more information on 19th Century Western Expansion read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westward_Expansion_Trails