Week 10

1 Page
104 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Global Asia Studies
Course
GASA01H3
Professor
Liang Chen
Semester
Winter

Description
Week 10 What motivated the European commercial and colonial expansion in Asia in the late 15th through the 17th centuries? The motivations were a mixture of political, religious and economic. Politically speaking the Asians were in general more complicated, proud of their own rich and sophisticated civilizations, whereas the Europeans realized early on that their development lagged behind, so they decided to expand their ways into Asia, in order to increase their reputation and home front. All in all, motivation to be the first to do better than the counterparts that lied ahead was the real motivation. The Europeans just wanted to get ahead politically and economically of course. Religiously they believed they could once again spread Christianity across the South East Asia, failing to comprehend that it had already came and left, but they felt like it was their calling to help spread and widen the Christian world. Matteo Ricci and Jesuit Missionaries Matteo Ricci was a Missionary to the Ming Court (1582-1610) Riccis background was an accomplished man of learning His move north to Beijing and acceptance at court; was an
More Less

Related notes for GASA01H3

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit