The custom of drinking tea has inherently been identified as the representation of British culture in the modern-day. The popularity of this tradition among the British cannot be separated from the fact that tea had been commercialized by the East India Company in the 18th century. Tea had been transformed from its state of being a luxury good into a major commodity through the trade of the British Empire in Asia. Another significant commodity that had been exchanged along with tea in this trading system was opium. The strong interplay between tea and opium trade in Asia illustrated how the British built an empire in the region by asserting its influence gradually through trade.
During these years, the Silk Road would reach from the east Mediterranean to the western parts of Europe, and the spread of trade, ideas, and disease would flood through each trade system. China would produce silk for foreign countries, as Asia spread the idea of buddhism, and Europe would send diseases throughout the entire Silk Road. Thus, the Silk Road created an interconnected network through its continual spread of popular commodities. The Silk Road created an interconnected network to a large extent, through trade. Trade defined the period of 600 C.E.
With Shinto there were a few conflicts with Buddhism. Both, Shinto and Buddhism completed each other. The Pure Land, which is one of the schools that also found its way to Japan. The meaning of Pure Land is, a Heaven or Paradise. Pure Land first began in China during 150 CE.
The Impact of the Mongols on Asia Trade is a crucial factor contributing to the Mongols’ success, and its influence is still felt in the nations which were once under Mongol rule that exist in modern times. As nomads, the Mongols relied heavily on trade in order to obtain manufactured goods to support their way of life, as their nomadic lifestyle did not support activities such as agricultural development. Consequently, nations brought under Mongol rule experienced great shifts towards commercialism and trade to reflect the Mongol values they were governed by. This is supported by the motivation of the Mongols to conquer China as a means to not only profit from China’s economy, but also to gain control of the Silk Road, as it provided a vast trade route that could both be used and profited from. As a nomadic people, travel was highly encouraged by the Mongols during their reign, as it was necessary in order to facilitate trade.
Therefore, learn sign language is particularly important. As an important part of the system of non-verbal behavior, sign gestures can reflect the social and cultural characteristics as language. On the one hand, in a particular traditional culture, the meanings of the sign gestures are convention, if somebody violates regulation, it easily leads to interruption or misunderstand in communication. On the other hand, the connotation of a particular traditional gesture is also in a dynamic process of adjustment. In addition, with the development of China, its economy develops rapidly, and the international exchanges have become frequent.
For more than two millennia merchants, pilgrims, fortune seekers and saviors traveled on this road. Traders brought luxury in the form of silk and other exotic treasures such as spices, glass and porcelain to the west. Over the Silk Road the world religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism originated in India penetrated to the east. The blooming oasis cities along the Silk Road turned into international transfer points of goods and cultures. Adventurers succumbed the fascination of this caravan route again and again.
Introduction China, a developing country with increasing influence and bargaining power on world economies and politics, has experienced rapid transformations since the implementation of Reform and Open-up policy in 1978. “Pop Culture China! : Media, Arts, and Lifestyle” can be regard as a Social Science and History book which covers different aspects of popular culture of China. The author, Kevin Latham, an expert in media and Chinese culture, mentioned that the book aims to be an introductory book covering broad aspects of contemporary Chinese popular culture and practices. The book starts by introducing the cultural backgrounds and major historical events of China, such as defining China and Chinese, which helps the readers to establish basic understanding about China.
They “allowed for travel along the trade routes for monks and missionaries, traders, and explorers,” which allowed for famous explorers such as Marco Polo to explore and learn about Asia. Marco Polo and his learnings have since become a well-known resource for the culture and inner workings of the Mongols. His works also talk about the generosity and wisdom of Genghis Khan, and it gives an inside look on how the Mongols operated. This was all possible because the Mongols allowed explorers to travel throughout their lands, showing their understanding that freedom of movement would leave a lasting impact on the world. In addition, the trade routes the Mongols opened up introduced Europeans to “Asian goods […] [,] and the ensuing European demand for these products eventually inspired the search for a sea route to Asia.
For India and Japan, it ranges from studying the emergence of Buddhism in Japan(via China and Korea) around the 7th century to the fascination of Indian revolutionaries towards Japan. In the first case, while it is important to note the arrival and subsequent stay of the Buddhist Monk Bodhisena in 730 AD in Nara (Todaiji), the practice of Buddhism in Japanese society prior to this must be kept in mind. We see the development and spread of Buddhism starting from the Buddhist statue presented by King Parkchoi of Korea in 538 AD, its growth
(The Sikkim saga) After the British invasion, Sikkim has played a significant role in the international trade and commerce among the nations across the state. Geographically, it is strategically located for international relations cutting across India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Bhutan. This feature of the state has attached the British as well as other communities in the region, which led to many social and structural changes in the region. There has been a change of structural change in Sikkim, from being an independent kingdom it became a protectorate state of India, later it became an integral part of the Union of India. The docile tribes and the people living in the state of Sikkim were gradually exposed to the outside world and development in socio-economic