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Unformatted text preview: -pretty much ended power of ottomans -why not China?-had large ships, good technology, had maps, large empire-1433 Ming Emperor stopped sea voyages -had larges number of voyages-too costly-Indian Ocean -hard to enter and exit, lots of storms -Zheng Hes voyages were exceedingly costly they drained imperial treasury and hurt infrastructure-bureaucratic scholar-elite, which eclipsed eunuchs. Muslims merchants in Ming court opposed oversea adventures-indifferent to expansion commerce-demanded that resources should be spent on internal improvements-mistrusted foreign allies -restored Confucian values give prority to good government at home-China was big and populous: economic expansion did not depend on foreign trade-revival of Mongol power in early 1400s-Ming rulers focused on consolidating Chinas landward empire and extending the Great Wall-Frontier stability became more important to than frontier expansion...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08