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History of Asia

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Department
Global Asia Studies
Course
GASA01H3
Professor
Liang Chen
Semester
Winter

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Reading for Week 1: pp.1-3, 15-21 Murphey, A History of Asia Agricultural Origins in Southern Asia: Rice (Swamp plant) native to Southeast Asia, also several tropical root and tree crops in wild form Early development of Asia centred on root crops, easily cultivated in the tropical climate by setting cuttings in the ground. (Yams, taro, etc.) Millet first cereal cultivated in Southeast Asia Not native, but was introduced form Northwest China or from Central Asia Hence, could be grown only on a tended basis Better suited to uplands Development of controlled irrigation was founded about 1000 B.C.E. Peoples and early Kingdoms of Southeast Asia: There have been many movements of
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