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thLecture No 3 Asia at 1400Friday October 12 2012Asia was the worlds power house china had a huge population advanced in science and technology organized state and a powerful economy Asia is the first real world economy There are three circuits areas of trade The first one is located in the Arabian Sea then the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea The Arabian Sea was inhabited mostly by Muslims The regions were set by wind patterns The Bay of Bengal is dominated by Hindus with a Buddhist connection South China Sea was dominated by China and a space of Buddhist and ConfucianismThe trade regions were determined by monsoons People could be stuck in place for one year if people missed the right time to use the monsoons for leaving There was an exchange of ideas in the ports Ibn Majid wrote a navigation manual that described when the ocean is closed Talked about times when it was suicidal to cross the Indian OceanThe Indian Subcontinent was made up of regional states Delhi Sultanate used cavalry they introduced Islam to Northern India They brought ideas on how to govern the states The Vijayanagara is located in the Central Deccan conquered the Tamil kingdoms in the south They opposed the Islam in the north The economy in India grew cotton with irrigation They had world renowned products They had the most important textile industries Indian developed a way of processing cotton more efficiently They produced rice sugar and spices Vijayanagara sold spices as far as Venice Rhubarb was expensive import originated in the area of China It would work on the diarrhea for childrenIndia in the world system was a log
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