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Global Asia Studies
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Liang Chen

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Transnational surpassing nation
More than one nation
oReligion as a cohesive force across various nations
Murphy, Islam or Death convert or die
Material conquest
Christianity (Bible), Judaism (Tanakh), Zoroastrianism
oPeople of the Book (“Dhimmi)
Christianity and Judaism monotheistic (one God)
Judaism Kaballah mystical sort of Judaism
Hinduism and Buddhism representing God in Islam is forbidden
Temples and monasteries were destroyed
No Buddhism in India because of the invasion
Pre-modern South East Asia
Settled by immigrants from China
Vietnam is most influenced by China (Sinicized to become Chinese like)(Sinic
sphere Chinese sphere of influence) (sinophile fan of all things Chinese)
oVietnamese Buddhism is mostly Mahayana
Vietnam was independent, China would constantly take control over, but always
lost control
Chinese influence on Vietnam
oCivil service exams standardized tests given out periodically to
determine who was qualified to serve within the government
oChinese characters
oMatriarchal Society families are based around the status of women
involved in diplomacy and politics
Pre-marital sex was encouraged
Indonesia is primarily Muslim except for Bali
Burma, Thailand, and Laos were more influenced by India in terms of religion
Ibn Sina
Polymath someone who is extraordinary skilled at a variety of disciplines
Synthesis of Islam with the pre-existing pre-philosophical systems
Forms unchanging, eternal, permanent one and only one perfect form of an
oas a result of these imperfect copies we live in a flawed imperfect world
Transcendence vs. Immanence God is beyond the created world vs. God is
still connected to this created world poses the question that could God be fully
How do we make sense of such a pure being (God) in an imperfect
Intelligent design Christian fundamental groups take issue with the
teaching of science (evolution) in schools
Gospel of John Word, in Greek Logos underlying principal of creations