Marta asked in TravelAsia PacificChina · 7 years ago

what colonial influences exist in china?

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i really need help, thanks guys

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  • Ted K
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    7 years ago
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    "?" has given a very good answer that would have been true 20 years ago. The areas they describe are still there as far as buildings go and maybe in some of the food but all are now totally Chinese. A hundred years of foreign occupation is nothing compared to 5000 years of history.

    Whatever colonial influence that had been in China is long gone. It would be like saying that China has colonial influence in England because there are china towns in the various cities. These areas do show the Chinese what happened when they were weak and under the control of foreigners . They are a reminder of the past and most Chinese see them as such

  • 7 years ago

    I can give many examples about colonial influences in China, since parts of China were occupied by the "foreigners" during the 19th to 20th century, here are the followings:

    In Shandong province, the German influence is very strong because Shandong was once occupied by the Germans. Shandong's major city Qingdao has the most German influences, where almost everything were managed by the Germans. You can find the beer industry in Qingdao which is the German's legacy to established the beer industry. And if you look at the cityscape and old buildings in the city of Qingdao, you can see the strong German influence by the design and management.

    In Tianjin, Italian and American influence are prominent here most of the old buildings are heavily influenced by the Italians and Americans. City scape management also got American influence, because it were the Americans who managed the city during the Tianjin occupation. In the old parts of Tianjin, many of the city scape and buildings were designed by the Italians. Museum in Tianjin also got the Italian influence from the design. British influence is also quite prominent, because once the British ever established its military station in Tianjin.

    In Northeastern province like Heilongjiang, Russian influence is very strong since the province is bordering with Russia. The Russians occupied the Heilongjiang during the 19th to early 20th century, after the Qing dynasty ends. If you go to the city like Harbin, you can see many of the buildings (such as: churches, museums, etc.) are influenced by Russian architecture. Russians also gave its legacy to the vodka and beer industry in the Northeast China especially in Heilongjiang.

    In Shanghai, British influence is strong because Shanghai once occupied by the British during the 19th century. If you go o the Shanghai Bund you can see many of the old buildings designs were heavily influenced by the British. The British also managed Shanghai where you can see most of the parks and the roads were managed by the British. Japanese influence is also quite strong, because the Japanese occupied Shanghai during the WW2.

    In Liaoning, Japanese influence is prominent due to the legacy of the Japanese who established the "Manchukuo" in the Northeastern provinces. Many of the buildings and railroads are influenced by the Japanese.

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