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Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching by Ainslie T. Embree, Carol Gluck

By Ainslie T. Embree, Carol Gluck

A advisor geared toward introducing scholars to the background of Asia together with Western and global background.

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On the other hand. there are several passages in the Bible that emphasize the power of the God of Israel. such as the description of the creation in the first chapter of the Book of Genesis. It is likely that this emphasis on monotheism was of late date. probably after the Exile. E .. when the Jews were in captivity in Babylonia. a country with entirely different religious ideas from their own. When allowed to return to Palestine. they were confronted with the major task of rebuilding the country and its capital city.

Water buffalo. yak. 2. It was from Asian cultures that the West borrowed the following: keystone arch. roof tile. porcelain. iron chain suspension bridge. segmented arch bridge. piston bellows. bucket-type water wheel. canal lock gates. windlass. pulley, deep drilling. use of coal-petroleum. lacquer. field terraCing. fish farming. service cultures. horizontal loom. kite. spinning top. wheelbarrow. breast straps for horses. horse collars. rocket. winnowing machine. abacus. paper. printing. algebra.

And its influence was evident in the literatures of Italy. France. and northern Europe in the genres of poetry. drama. and didactic prose. CONTEMPORARY COMPETITION THE END OF WESTERN COLONIALISM AND THE REEMERGENCE OF ASIAN INDEPENDENCE European colonialism reached its zenith in the twentieth century. On the eve of the Second World War. most of Asia was. in one way ASIAN INFWENCES ON THE WEST 29 or another, subjugated to the West. In the aftermath of the war, European domination gave way to Asian self-determination.

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