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Old December 12th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Asia from the 13th to 18th century??


I am not sure if this question belongs here, my history teacher said that a lot of important things happened in Asia from 13th to 18th century. When I asked him what happened he only mentioned about the Mongols conquering China, silver trade etc, but didn't go in depth.


So out of curiosity, what are some of the important things to know about Asia that happened between 13th to 18th century?
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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Wow, no one seems to know anything about Asia?? I guess I will publish my question on Yahoo answers.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #3

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Perhaps because it has only been a few hours, and we have a lot of members around the world. Also, its quite a timeframe and not particularly specific.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Wow, no one seems to know anything about Asia?
For some reason,the Asian history ist not well knowen compard to European History,but yet,Asians have been on this planet alot longer than Europeans have.
I do recall one member that ist really into Asian histroy.
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Wow, no one seems to know anything about Asia?? I guess I will publish my question on Yahoo answers.
so, you asking about important event that happen in 13-18th century

this is my favorite, see Palagan Bubat(Bubat incident)

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Old December 12th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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In China in the time period the Song Dynasty fell to the Mongols, who established the Yuan dynasty. Under the Mongols there was the Pax Mongolica which allowed for stable trade from West-East to occur.

The Yuan Dynasty fell to a Chinese rebellion which then establish the Ming Dynasty, which ushered in perhaps the peak of Chinese civilization. Trade, economic growth, population, the army and Chinese power in general reached new levels of greatness.

Zheng He's treasure fleet brought Chinese might to shores as distant as Arabia and Africa.

And then the Ming turned inwards and China began a slow decline which culminated in a rebellion and ultimately the conquest of the Ming dynasty by the Manchu and the establishment of a Manchu Qing dynasty in 1644 which would last until the 20th century.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #7
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Because Asia is a really big area and 500 years is a really long time, a question this broad is virtually pointless to answer. where do we even begin?

in the same 500 year span, Europe went from backwater to the begining of world domination. a gigantic load happened during that span and no one will claim to explain it easily in a single post

Also, the Ming is more like a last grasp of light than the peak of civilization of the Chinese. similar to the minor resurgence of the Byzantium after the first Crusade. most scholars sees the Tang and Song as the real peak of Chinese power in almost all respect.
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Also, the Ming is more like a last grasp of light than the peak of civilization of the Chinese. similar to the minor resurgence of the Byzantium after the first Crusade. most scholars sees the Tang and Song as the real peak of Chinese power in almost all respect.
I pretty much agree with this. I think it was the Yongle Emporer(perhaps the 3rd ruler of the dynasty), who lead it to its height and after that it was like a decline. He sent 500,000 soldiers into Vietnam to fight what turned into an insurgency for like, 10 or 15 years. China left defeated. He also sent the fleets into the Indian Ocean.

Korea wasn't very eventful. from 1389 to 1910 it was under the Chosun Dynasty. 521 years of continuity. Not much in that time period that pertains to the world except the Mongol invasions in the 1200's and Japanese invasion in the late 1500's.

Besides the Invasion of Korea in 1592, Japan kept to itself, either fighting within or under the Tokugawa Shogunate.

We also have Russia start to come into Siberia.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #9
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The biggest event that effected the area was obviously the Mongol invasion. (which I basically rate as the two single most important event that effect the pre modern world, the other being Alexander the Great's conquest). it changed the course of Chinese history (mostly for the worse) and it basically put an end to Persian history (forever).
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You have to "feel" the east to know it. East is strange, interesting and full of philosophy... try to feel it my friend.
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