World Civilization I 10 and to find tribute paying alliances. After Zhen’s and the emperor’s death that financed his voyages, the voyages stopped. The Chinese took over the island of Luzon in 1600 which was dominated by commercial trade.India had a major role in the trades in the Indian Ocean due to the Arab merchantsstopping at Gujarat, Calicut and Quilon. These layovers established trading post in these cities and they became thriving commercial centers. India was a very important contributor in the trade world . India’s cotton, pepper and silk textiles were highly sought after throughout the trade world.