A Short History of China and Southeast Asia: Tribute, Trade by Martin Stuart-Fox

By Martin Stuart-Fox

This informative yet concise historical past of China and Southeast Asia is ideal for tourists, scholars, academics, and businesspeople. transportable and attractively designed, it comprises colour illustrations, maps, and a quick background of the quarter. Explored are family among China and Southeast Asia throughout millennia; styles of international relations, advertisement networks, and migration; and the way those have diverse through the years. With a spotlight on sleek background, this can be a interesting account of imperial ambition, inner cave in and revival, cultural and advertisement endeavors, and struggle and revolution. vital perception into the complex background of the fastest-growing zone on the planet is offered.

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Two tribute missions were dispatched in successive years to establish the necessary protocol, and missions from smaller kingdoms in the region soon followed, including from as far away as east Java (or Bali). The Tang dynasty that seized power from the Sui in 618 was of mixed Chinese and Turkish descent and created an empire that extended deep into central Asia. 5 Foreign merchants, missionaries and adventurers flocked to the Tang capital of Changan, which became the most cosmopolitan and populous city in the world.

It would appear, too, that Indian and Southeast Asian seamen were learning more about the winds and currents of the South China Sea, using the southwest and northeast monsoons to cross open water rather than hugging the coast. We also know that these ships carried a new group of travellers making the long voyage between China and India. These were ardent Buddhist pilgrims, seeking or bringing back knowledge of this new religion. Buddhism came to China both by land through central Asia (then from Afghanistan to Xinjiang almost entirely Buddhist) to northern China and by sea from India, Sri Lanka and Buddhist parts of Southeast Asia to southern Chinese ports.

Others followed, not just Chinese, but Indian and Southeast Asian Buddhists as well. Increasingly embassies from Southeast Asian kingdoms included Buddhist items (texts, relics and the paraphernalia of 38 shorthistory China pages 23/9/02 8:03 AM Page 39 Early relations worship) among their gifts. As Buddhism became widely established in China, so demand grew for such products as aromatic resins and woods used to make incense, dyes and medicinal substances. Buddhism, in other words, provided both a new area of common interest and a stimulus to trade between China and Southeast Asia.

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