East Asian Trade

A History of Japan

17-08-2020 • 7 mins

Global trade is a concept nearly as old as civilization itself. Ancient China utilized trade networks as a means of learning about other cultures, adopting and sharing new ideas, and promoting friendly tributary relations with their neighbors. The Han Dynasty, however, would push trade to its limits, eventually exchanging goods from as far away as western Europe.

Check out the supplemental post for a trade map, a roman coin, and the coolest legal tender ever created - knife money!

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