Precious ivory and gold, food items such as pomegranates, safflowers, and carrots went east out of Rome to the west; from the east came jade, furs, ceramics, and manufactured objects of bronze, iron and lacquer. Animals such as horses, sheep, elephants, peacocks, and camels made the trip, and most importantly perhaps, agricultural and metallurgical technologies, information, and religion were brought with the travelers 4. How did Buddhism become the most popular faith in all of East Asia? When the Han Dynasty of China extended its power to Central Asia in the first century B.C., trade and cultural ties between China and Central Asia also increased. In this way, the Chinese people learnt about Buddhism so that by the middle of the first century C.E., a community of Chinese Buddhists was already in existence.
CCOT: Interactions On the Silk Road Between 200 BCE and 1450 CE, interactions on the Silk Road changed the amount of trade and altered the Silk Road, but what remained the same was the spread of ideas and inventions, religions, and disease along the Silk Road. In the span 200 BCE to 1450 CE, the interactions on the Silk Road change the amount of trade and the usage of the trade route. Around 200 BCE, the Silk Road was created for trading between Rome and China. As time progressed it began to branch out to include other countries. Near the end of this period it was expanded to include Europe.
Through imperialism, India and Japan were forced to Westernize. Westernization allowed the countries to advance in the world and become more level with European powers. For example, without the absolute rule of the British, India would not have prospered socially or economically. The British established a modern secondary education in English that resulted in the development of irrigation projects for agriculture, the world’s third largest railroad network, and large tea and jute plantations. A unified, powerful state was created in India by the British vanquishing kingdoms of the India and placing the same general system of laws amongst the Hindu and the Muslim peoples.
The annexation of Hawaii and Philippines in 1898 and 1899 convinced Secretary of State Hay that the US should have announced a China policy. 3. The relationship with China was plagued by the exclusionist immigration policy of the United States and by laws inhibiting citizens. Balancing Japan in the Pacific from California to Manchuria 1. Population pressures, war and a quest for economic opportunities caused Japanese immigration to the United States to increase dramatically around the turn of the century.
China, for example, supplied West Asia and the Mediterranean world with silk, while spices were obtained principally from South Asia. These goods were transported over vast distances— either by pack animals overland or by seagoing ships—along the Silk and Spice Routes, which were the main arteries of contact between the various ancient empires of the Old World. Another important trade route, known as the Incense Route, was controlled by the Arabs, who brought frankincense and myrrh by camel caravan from South Arabia. Cities along these trade routes grew rich providing services to merchants and acting as international marketplaces. Some, like Palmyra and Petra on the fringes of the Syrian Desert, flourished mainly as centers of trade supplying merchant caravans and policing the trade routes.
In the follow pages I will be proving that Trade in ancient India was a major part of their culture. I will be proving this by 3 sub-questions; why trade was important in ancient India, Why was trade important in ancient India, How did the trade affect ancient India. Trade was important in ancient India because of many reasons, such as an almost constant flow of money of the economy, news, weapons, and all sorts of new things from other country like east Africa, Egypt and Rome. One of the Most iconic artefact of ancient India it’s the Silk road, (until the kushan period which after it was classed as unsafe from thieves etc.) this was how India first trade but sea trade was popular.
 In the late Middle Ages, transcontinental trade over the land routes of the Silk Road declined as sea trade increased,.  In recent years, both the maritime and overland Silk Routes are again being used, often closely following the ancient routes. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the great civilizations of China, India, Ancient Egypt, Persia, Arabia, and Ancient Rome, and in several respects helped lay the foundations for the modern world. Though silk was certainly the major trade item from China, many other goods were traded, and various technologies, religions and philosophies, as well as the bubonic plague (the "Black Death"), also traveled along the Silk Routes. Some of the other goods traded included luxuries such as silk, satin, hemp and other fine fabrics, musk, other perfumes, spices, medicines, jewels, glassware, and even rhubarb, as well as slaves.
The Overseas Chinese: Migration and Organization Student name: Course details: Supervisor name: Date of submission: 1. How important were the overseas Chinese politically and economically for China between the lifting of the ban on Chinese migration in 1893 and the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949? In 1893 the Qing lifted the ban on foreign travel, this was mainly motivated by the wealth of resources that the Chinese living abroad had. The Qing adopted a nationality law containing a clause to legitimize its claim to these subjects. This principle was called jus sanginis, (Zerba, 2008).
What did Yung Wing consider as China's most pressing problems? After the Opium Wars broke out, western countries found that China was very weak. Westerners started to declare wars to China and force China to open her market. After that, the second opium war started. China was defect by England and France.
The transformation and reshaping of Chinese Society before and after Mao Tse-tung Introduction: 1. Background of Chinese society development 2. Personal assumptions about China 3. China’s new orthodoxy: Marxism (Marxism+Mao=PCC) Idea&Puzzle: 1. Why Mao Tsetung government believe a constant reshaping is important for the developt of the Chinese Society?