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Connections stimulated them to expand, redefine their conceptions of themselves. ° ° Stages of Early Afro-Eurasian Globalization ° Middle Eastern Ascendency, ° 1700-500 BCE ° 632 CE-1200 CE ° Chinese Ascendency: 200 BCE - 1300 CE ° Civilization in the Americas: Mayan 250 - 900 CE Inca 1200 - 1600 CE Aztec 1400 - 1630 CE ° European Ascendency: 1500 - 1900 CE ° American Ascendency: 1900 – 2000 CE ° ° New Map: The Silk Roads ° Road developed to carry goods, people, ideas, customs, wars form East to West and West to East for nearly 1,000 years ° Enabled them to learn form and borrow form each other ° Replaced the center of the world at midpoint of these routes of transmit ° China’s One Belt, One Road: 4 trillion infrastructure, tech, information projects in SE Asia, Central and West Asia, Europe and Africa to rethread the world and, at the same time, become world’s chief global hegemon. ° ° New Ideas about the Global and Humanity ° Since 18 th C, emergence and diffusion 散布 , 普及 of new ideas
° About the globe itself ° About humanity ° Few cultures before Enlightenment through of world as one whole, or of the people in it belonging to a single spices ° Is from within that discourse that new form of globalization of culture comes ° Provides new resources for the construction of imagined selves/imagined words ° ° ° °
GLOBALIZING FORCES:RELIGION AND EMPIRE 10/20/2017 10/10 ° ° Origins & Evolution of Religion ° The origins of religion probably lie in the slow evolution of the human capacity to see life, or at least selected aspect of it, from a perspective removed form its daily immediacies, in terms of something at least sensed or imagined to be outside of, even beyond, them. ° This capacity for “beyonding” did not develop on its own: it required the human ability to project mind beyond the field of the immediate present to realm that seemed to exist, if not transcendent to it, at least different form an profoundly, even absolutely other than it. ° The potential for such an imaginable capacity even need for it, it easily explained by the fact that daily life for early human beings seemed continuously beset by forces that seemed to originate room elsewhere ° Whether those supernatural forces took the familiar form of rain, wild, lightning, earthquakes, fire, hostile creatures, or other elements, our early ancestors were always faced with the necessity to trying to control such forces, at any rate to resist being destroyed by them. ° Hence it is no surprise that human beings would eventually seek to conjure with such transhuman forces, whether for the sake of propitiating( だめる )them, or even allying themselves with their power ° And thus was born the practice of seeking some relation either with natural forces themselves, or with the sprits assumed to inhabit them, or even with the gods or powers alleged to have them.

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