China and the Era of the Enlightenment

@article{Lach1942ChinaAT,
  title={China and the Era of the Enlightenment},
  author={Donald F. Lach},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1942},
  volume={14},
  pages={209 - 223}
}
  • Donald F. Lach
  • Published 1 June 1942
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
mo THE fabled cities of China and India came during the sixteenth | century the merchallts and adventurers of Europe. In the markets of s (Soa, Macao, and Nagasaki they traded the products of Europe for the .spiees of India. the .silks of China, and the lacquer ware of Japan. In the beginning the Spanish and Portuglle.se monopolized the trade. By the middle of the seventeenth centur,y tlle merchants of the Iberian Peninsula were succeefl(d in the Far East l)y the Dutch. The Dutch thereafter… 
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