4C/Marcuse, L9 overlay (May 2, 2000)
THE IMPERIAL PROJECT
Music: Edwin Elgar (1857-1934), marches (Pomp & Circ.)
Why did the European powers want colonies?
- Terms and definitions
- Imperialism: 3 aspects (econ., polit., cult.)
- technology, ideology and causality
- Colonialism: different meanings
- The "three worlds"
- Break; film W & Th, 7pm, here
- The Case of China
- 1759-1842: "Canton system"
- Balancing trade
- 1800: 23.5 mio. lbs tea
- 1810: -£28 mio. / 1828: +£38mio.
- 1800: 4500->1839: 40,000 (2.1mio. addicts)
- Lin Zexu's letter (text p. 833)
- Opium War; Nanjing and "unequal treaties"
- King Leopold II of Belgium (p. 858)
Kipling, 1898 conquest of Sudan
British promise to build a university:
(see also "White Man's Burden," 1899)
The do not consider the Meaning of Things;
They consult nor creed nor clan.
Behold, they clap the slave on the back,
And behold he ariseth a man!
They terribly carpet the earth with dead,
And before their cannon cool,
They walk unarmed by twos and threes
To call the living to school.
- Scramble for Africa
- role of technology
- 1875 watershed
- John Rowlands aka Henry Morton Stanley
- King Leopold of Belgium (r. 1865-1908)(p.858)
- Adam Hochschild (1998)
- Edmund Morel (1898)