Asia in World History Midterm

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  1. Zheng He
    • China's first big ocean trader
    • foreshadowed China's 21st-century emergence as a world power
  2. "Distinctively Asian" characteristics
    • Extended family & kin
    • Learning for its own sake
    • Veneration of age
    • Subjugation and submission of women
    • Hierarchical society
    • Importance of past
    • Group welfare over individual welfare
  3. Hobson
    Eurocentric view of the world history is incorrect
  4. Monsoon Asia
    the cultures of Monsoon Asia tend to distrust individualism and emphasize group effort and welfare. Most Asians highly value education and family networks
  5. South Asia
    India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan
  6. East Asia
    China, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan
  7. Peninsular Southeast Asia
    • Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma). (Myanmar is
    • grouped with Southeast Asia due to shared cultural traits, even though
    • geographically it is a part of South Asia.)
  8. Island Southeast Asia
    Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines
  9. Northern/Central Asia
    Mongolia along with the peoples of the western regions of China and those with Asian ties living in the former Soviet Union
  10. Roger Bacon
    • We can know the natural world through empirical study
    • Need for philology (the study of languages) to unlock this knowledge
  11. Francis Bacon
    Knowledge was indigenous. Through the application of the proper method, we can learn what we need to know about the world.
  12. Bacons
    • Problem of testimony
    • Testimony is directly connected to the context from which the primary source emerges
  13. Understanding the context
    • allows us to examine historical attitudes toward
    • Class
    • Gender
    • Ethnicity
    • Status
    • Religion
  14. Neo-Confucian metaphysics
    • Deism
    • Existence of God, on purely rational grounds, without any reliance on revealed religion, religious authority, or holy text.
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Asia in World History Midterm
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Asia in World History Midterm
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