CHAPTER_9 - CHAPTER 9 Southern Asia

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CHAPTER 9 Southern Asia <SPACER TYPE="HORIZONTAL" SIZE="36"></SPACER> I. The Silk Road A. Cross-Asia trade preceded even Rome-China trade B. Expanded c. 100s AD with mastering the monsoon, thus trade also across Indian Ocean 1. Balance of trade went against Rome/Mediterranean C. Ideas, not just material goods 1. Fa Xian (400s. C.E.) and other Buddhists travel between China and India a. Pilgrims erect statues, e.g. at Bamiyan, near Kabul in Afghanistan 2. Kushan kingdom under Kanishka, 100s C.E., profit by trade and support Buddhism 3. Wealthy Buddhist monasteries and merchant supporters, e.g. at Varanasi II. India After the Mauryas [empire set up by Alexander fell, replaced by large and successful Mauryan] <SPACER TYPE="HORIZONTAL" SIZE="72"></SPACER><SPACER TYPE="HORIZONTAL" SIZE="72"></SPACER> A. The Gupta Dynasty: A New Golden Age ? 1. Kushan kingdom decline in 200s 2. In 320 Chandragupta, local raja, established a state in central Ganges valley a. Capital was Pataliputra 3. Gupta territory was expanded under Samudragupat 4. Eventually became largest Indian state since the Mauryas
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CHAPTER_9 - CHAPTER 9 Southern Asia

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