2. Why these edicts?
3. Following the Dhamma was a way to have harmony with other empires
Not power and glory
Brahmans had so much to lose
Perhaps an appeasement strategy?
Kshatriyas (warriors) also had
Portrayal of Asia as something exotic, something uncommon
Palestinian literary critic
In Western literature/art, Orientalism is described, constructed
Europeans use Oriental a
What was the ocean used for?
Movement of goods
How did people regulate the ocean?
Piracy is illegal.
Projecting your laws, legal regulations onto the ocean
"What is Chinese?"
Oracle bone writings?
1. Evidence for succession of powerful, sizable kingdoms in Northern China
Recurrent conflict with nomadic invaders from Northern and Western frontiers
2. Zhou dynasty
Korea and Japan
1. Access to the sea
2. Had a giant neighbour in China
3. China's influence as a model?
Korea developed and maintained a clearly separate identity
4. Korean peninsula an extension of the Chinese mainlan
Europeans in the Indian Ocean
1. Well, there is too much saying that the "changing of the world" was dependent on, and
based around, the European voyages of 1500
2. Too much looking back, too little emphasis on Asia itself
Seminar, Jan 29, 2010
1. A different kind of primary source. Visual! Art!
2. Historians. We are not immediately familiar with terms and concepts used by art
We're straying a little bit from "pure" history.
Identify who the
How Europe Dominated Monsoon Asia
2. An inherently European story. European actors burst onto the scene!
3. Let's focus on two particular aspects.
The big motivator, driving force between these relationships
Mongol society was arranged by kinship and status, age
Began to transcend kinship and age relationships by gathering larger followings
1206, Temujin proclaims himself the Khan of everyone t
Seminar, Jan 15, 2010
2. Portuguese think the Zamorin is a Christian and virtuous king.
And that the rest of those Indians are all Christians too! ?
So he should have no reason to refuse the Portuguese and their trading!