- who: Chinese
- what: attempt to blend Chinese cultural traditions with European industrial technology. various industrial projects and enterprises were started in the Self-Strengthening Movement.
- when: 1860-1895
- why: to rid China from outside influence
- where: China
- So what: To adopt the cultural norms and what’s best from the Western culture for the Chinese culture and also protect their culture and traditions at the same time. l It led to the growth of urban cities, new industries and new social classes (capitalists and workers)Chinese sought to blend Chinese cultural traditions with European industrial technology. Movement leaders built modern shipyards, constructed railroads, established weapons industries, opened steel foundries with blast furnaces, and founded academies to develop scientific expertise. Although it laid the foundation for Chinese industrialization, it brought superficial change to the CHinese economy and society. The Self-strenghtening Movement did not prevent foreign intrusion into Chinese affairs.