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Unformatted text preview: 5. Matteo Ricci, Jesuit at the Ming Court – how might world history be different if he had succeeded in supplanting a version of Catholicism/Christianity in Ming China? 6. Russian overland pressures – beginnings of the ongoing Russian-Chinese boundary conflict. 7. Dutch exploration and contact – sought northeast passages; eventually followed Portuguese lead and overtook their trading ports, cash products; secular but ruthless colonial masters, bad feelings 8. Japanese reaction to European Christians and merchants 9. European reaction to Japanese 10. Japanese understanding of America and Americans – how accurate, in-accurate were early Japanese accounts. 11....
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- Spring '08
- World History, japan, Beijing, Matteo Ricci