Began during the Han Dynasty stretched halfway through Asia and linked East Asia with the Mediterranean World Used for over a thousand years
Caravans moved from desert sands to icy mountains China carried silk, jade, and bronzes westward in exchange for goods in India (including Buddhism), coins from Persia and glass from the Roman Empire Created the first known worldwide trading network.
Before the use of the Silk Road, how did geography affect early China? a) The mountains and deserts in western and southwestern China slowed the exchange of ideas. b) The northwestern region provided many fertile areas suitable for farming. c) The three major river systems provided barriers against invasion. d) The lack of deep-water ports on the eastern coast prevented China from developing trade with other nations.
The exchange of silks and spices and the spread of Buddhism along the Silk Roads are examples of a) cultural diffusion b) self-sufficiency c) ethnocentrism d) desertification
China following the Han → Following the fall of the Han Dynasty, China suffers through a period of disorder
Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) Reunites northern and southern China Strong central government
Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) Completed the Grand Canal Linked north to south Brought needed southern agriculture to northern cities