How did china influence the world beyond east asia

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5. How did China influence the world beyond East Asia? How was China itself transformed by its encounters with a wider world? a. Chinese products, especially silk, were key to the Afro-Eurasian trade networks. Chinese technologies, including those related to shipbuilding, navigation, gunpowder, and printing, spread to other regions of Eurasia. Buddhism from South Asia had a profound impact on China. China's growing trade with the rest of the world made it the richest country in the world. It also became the most highly commercialized society in the world, with regions, especially in the south, producing for wider markets rather than for local consumption. China adopted cotton and sugar crops and the processes for refining them from South Asia. CHAPTER TEN 1. How did the histories of the Byzantine Empire and Western Europe differ during the era of third-wave civilizations? a. Western Europe collapsed politically in the fifth century, never to come together again as a single political entity, whereas Byzantium survived as a single political entity throughout the period. The Byzantine emperor exerted greater control over the Orthodox Church than political authorities in Western Europe did over the Catholic Church. The Byzantine Empire maintained a prominent role in the long-distance trade networks of Eurasia throughout the period, whereas Western Europe's role declined precipitously following the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, only to re engage with those trade networks after 1000. After 1000, Western Europe's influence in the Mediterranean and in Eastern Europe expanded, while the influence of the Byzantine Empire contracted (especially in the Mediterranean basin) after 600 C.E. 2. What accounts for the different historical trajectories of these two expressions of Christendom? a. The survival of a powerful imperial state in the Byzantine Empire resulted in greater state control over the Orthodox Church. Cultural differences also played a role. For instance, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Greek became the language of religious practice instead of the Latin used in the Roman Catholic Church. Moreover, more so than in the West, Byzantine thinkers sought to formulate Christian doctrine in terms of Greek philosophical concepts. The Eastern Orthodox faith expanded into Eastern Europe when the Byzantine Empire was at its height, but it was driven from other regions, particularly in North Africa and the Near East, by the expansion of Islam. After 1000, the Roman Catholic tradition became the more expansive of the two expressions, as its influence spread into Islamic Spain, non-Christian northern Europe, and Orthodox Eastern Europe.
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