Changes And Continuities In China From 1500 To 1800

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China was completely contrary from Central Africa on economic, political, and cultural bases during the 1500-1800. From 1000-1500 China led the world in economic development and there after experiencing the trauma of rule by the Yuan Dynasty, China adopted policies that favoured Chinese political and cultural tradition. On the other hand, the kingdoms of central Africa had initiated commercial relations with Portuguese merchants and diplomatic relations with Portuguese monarchy. Portuguese traded for slaves and slave trade undetermined the authority of the King. The Kings were converts of Christianity just to establish closer relations with Portuguese whereas Chinese has great problems with the exclusivity of Christianity but the Jesuits were respectful of Chinese culture and won a few converts. China had an outstanding naval capacity in the early 1400s and the Chinese used a tribute system as a basis for trade and restricted access of foreign traders to Chinese markets, particularly by limiting them to specified ports under controls established by the central government. China experienced economic changes,…show more content…
Christianity and Islam both attracted increasing interest in central Africa. Islam was most popular in the commercial cities. Most African Muslims blended Islam with indigenous beliefs and customs. Like Islam, Christianity made compromises with traditional beliefs and customs when it spread throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The Portuguese community in Kongo and Angola supported priests and missionaries who introduced Roman Catholic Christianity. Beyond the ruling courts, however, Christian teachings blended with African traditions to form syncretic cults. Although Christianity did not win man converts in China. Nestorian Christians had established churches and monasteries in China and Roman Catholic communities were prominent in Chinese
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