Southeast Asia Continuities

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Mark Bamme 12/4/12 E Band Assignment #13 The changes and continuities in the cultures of Southeast Asia from 600 CE to 1450 CE 1) Southeastern Asian cultures were affected in different way throughout 600 C.E. to 1450 C.E. As Chinese and Indian influences merged with the cultures from the civilizations in Southeastern Asia, aspects in the cultures changed in ways such as introducing new religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Trade also helped alter the political control of the civilizations by giving them ideas as to how to run their government. However, the cultures remained the same as to not necessarily giving up their own traditions, but borrow forms of different organization and faiths to help run their…show more content…
Although taking in many different religions into their societies, the way they viewed life still remained the same and how they basically ran their societies with a few different components due to Indian and Chinese influences. * Another continuity was the goods that Southeast Asia exchanged with India and China. Although new items were introduced for all the regions, they original needs of certain goods remained constant. Vietnam in exchange for silk form China, they always gave the, ivory, tortoise shells, pearls, peacock feathers, aromatic woods, and other exotic products drawn from the sea and tropical forests. Southeast Asia and India always traded in exchange for spices, animal skins, and other exotic products, Indian merchants brought textiles, beads, gold, silver, manufactured metal goods, and objects used in political and religious rituals. * The view of women also was never touched. Although religions came and went through the vast regions of Southeast Asia, the view of women remained the same. They were still interferer to men no matter whether their religious beliefs were Islamic, Hindu,…show more content…
The Han emperor initially settled for the Vietnam’s ruler’s admission of his vassal status and periodic payments of tribute. But later on, they thought it was best to conquer the feisty Vietnamese outright and to govern them directly using Chinese officials. This is what led to the influences of China into Vietnam as their conflict began. The Vietnamese decided to co-operate with heir northern neighbors so that they could provide a great deal of knowledge for them. 5) Funan collapsed slowly during the 6th century C.E. It was caused by a bit of power struggle weakening them internally. People from the north took this advantage and migrated to lower Mekong valley in large numbers, which overwhelmed Funan. Chams settled in the southern portion of modern Vietnam, and Khmers dominated in the region occupied my modern Cambodia. By the late 6th century, Funan’s intricate irrigation system had fallen into ruins and Funan itself soon passed into
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