In their mind, they don’t need other religions, or products because they already have produced it Chinese culture and people have been centered on the Eastern Core Core: always been the center of China, where most of the population is Physically, separated by the rest of the planet Up north, a wall, gobe desert Tough terrain and forests Russia/Serbia Not a lot of action in north west North west, basin- Pacific ocean Physically it’s easy for china to fend off competing ideas because of the physical nature Which makes it culturally different Culturally: 1. Very conservative- tradition, preserve tradition 2. We want to purge out foreign elements Buddhism is not from china Even things like trade, in the modern world, the Chinese has been traditional about Forever been a world power, epicenter of all things Influence to effect other things has gotten more powerful recently Most of modern history, china hasn’t been anything at all. The Han dynasty controlled land as far west as what? Kazakhstan
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