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By Martin Stuart-Fox

This informative yet concise historical past of China and Southeast Asia is ideal for tourists, scholars, lecturers, and businesspeople. moveable and attractively designed, it contains colour illustrations, maps, and a quick background of the zone. Explored are kinfolk among China and Southeast Asia throughout millennia; styles of international relations, advertisement networks, and migration; and the way those have assorted through the years. With a spotlight on glossy background, it is a attention-grabbing account of imperial ambition, inner cave in and revival, cultural and advertisement endeavors, and battle and revolution. very important perception into the advanced historical past of the fastest-growing sector on the planet is offered.

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The confident and outward-looking Tang dynasty encouraged official foreign relations as a means at first of managing foreign trade, though in time limitations on private trade were relaxed. The early 40 shorthistory China pages 23/9/02 8:03 AM Page 41 Early relations Tang emperors were powerful enough to demand that relations even with the empires of the Uighurs and the Turks should conform to the tributary system. An elaborate ceremonial was developed for escorting envoys to the capital, welcoming them, and preparing them for the official audience and banquet in the imperial presence.

Their worldviews, as outlined above, were far apart. For a while, however, until the Chinese evolved their own forms of Buddhism and the religion declined in the land of its origin, Buddhist pilgrimage added a significant cultural dimension to relations between China and some, at least, of the countries of the Southern Ocean. Trade, however, still remained the primary concern. For almost three hundred years, until China was again unified under the Sui dynasty in 589 CE, non-Chinese dynasties ruled north China.

Their well constructed and seaworthy ships 41 shorthistory China pages 23/9/02 8:03 AM Page 42 A Short History of China and Southeast Asia sailed around the Malay Peninsula, and on to south China. This eliminated the land portage across the Kra Isthmus, and so diminished the wealth and importance of the principalities dependent upon it. By contrast, increasing use of this new sea route between India and China provided the opportunity for Srivijaya, strategically situated as it was astride the Melaka Strait, to wax wealthy.

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