With the industrial revolution, the West took the leading role and gained an incredible advantage, Diana Taurasi greatest of all time shirt because they could use more advanced means of production. Their science and technology made them big. Having no industrial revolution, China was hopelessly left behind, and under the Manchu colonial rule it remained a feudal empire until 1911. Then came WWII and the disastrous rule of Mao (1949–1976) which stopped all development for nearly half a century. Finally China started to grow after the death of Mao. The “century of humiliation” does not exist, it is a myth — the dropback was created by China itself. But it is easier to blame foreigner powers [sic] than face the truth.