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Analysis of the Imperial Power in China's Qing Dynasty

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DOI: 10.25236/icfmhss.2022.044


Huanning Zhang

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Huanning Zhang


There are many definitions of “imperialism” and “imperial power”. However, there are clear differences between the two terms. Imperialism mostly refers to capitalism’s monopolistic, parasitic, rotten and dying form. “Royalty” was a state that established economic and political hegemony by seizing more territory and enslaving the indigenous people in those territories. This paper will prove that Qing China was indeed an imperial state from the perspective of territorial colonization and expansion of the sphere of influence, and compare the ways of expansion of the Qing Empire and the Russian Empire as well as the policies towards the indigenous people.


Imperial Power, Qing Empire, Russian Empire, Imperial Policy