Western imperialism in Asia as presented in this article pertains to Western European entry into what was first called the East Indies. This was sparked early in the 15th century by the search for trade routes to China that led directly to the Age of Discovery , and the introduction of early modern warfare into what was then called the Far East. By the early 16th century the Age of Sail greatly expanded Western European influence and development of the Spice Trade under colonialism. There has been a presence of Western European colonial empires and imperialism in Asia throughout six centuries of colonialism , formally ending with the independence of the Portuguese Empire 's last colony East Timor in The empires introduced Western concepts of nation and the multinational state. This article attempts to outline the consequent development of the Western concept of the nation state.
The full curriculum guide is available for download here. Asian immigration to central North America predates the existence of the United States. Escaping the oppressive rule of the Spaniards, the colonial masters of the Philippines, these settlers organized obscure fishing villages near what became New Orleans and Acapulco, Mexico starting around Though many had families in New Orleans, only men lived in St.
This is a timeline of major famines on the Indian subcontinent during British rule from to The famines included here occurred both in the princely states regions administered by Indian rulers , British India regions administered either by the British East India Company from to ; or by the British Crown , in the British Raj , from to and Indian territories independent of British rule such as the Maratha Empire. The year is chosen as the start year because that year the British East India Company, after its victory in the Battle of Buxar , was granted the Diwani rights to land revenue in the region of Bengal although it would not directly administer Bengal until when it was granted the Nizamat , or control of law and order. The year is the year in which the British Raj was dissolved and the new successor states of Dominion of India and Dominion of Pakistan were established.
The Qing Dynasty was the final imperial dynasty in China, lasting from to It was an era noted for its initial prosperity and tumultuous final years, and for being only the second time that China was not ruled by the Han people. A full-scale invasion followed. China was defeated in , with Emperor Shunzhi establishing the Qing Dynasty.