Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. By the time the railway was completed infervent anti-Chinese racism in British Columbia impelled the introduction of the federal Chinese Head Tax that year. While 39, people of Chinese origin lived in Canada inChinese exclusion halted population growth to approximately 32, by the time the Act was repealed in
It occupies the eastern four-fifths of the giant Eurasian landmass. Asia is more a geographic term than a homogeneous continent, and the use of the term to describe such a vast area always carries the potential of obscuring the enormous diversity among the regions it encompasses. In addition, the peoples of Asia have established the broadest variety of human adaptation found on any of the continents.
The history of Asia can be seen as the collective history of several distinct peripheral coastal regions such as East AsiaSouth AsiaSoutheast Asia and the Middle East linked by the interior mass of the Eurasian steppe. The coastal periphery was the home to some of the world's earliest known civilizations and religions, with each of the three regions developing early civilizations around fertile river valleys. These valleys were fertile because the soil there was rich and could bear many root crops.
It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions.
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Da Gama opened a new sea route to the Orient; Lord Macartney, ambassador of Great Britainsought to renegotiate the terms of trade with the Qing Manchu empire. During the course of the intervening centuries, successive waves of Europeans sailed into Asia — after the Portuguese came the Dutch, English, Spanish, and French. Their experiences taught them that there was more than one Asia.
The years covered range from B. Entries vary in length from a paragraph to several pages, with the longer presentations followed by short lists for further reading; the appendix contains a comprehensive bibliography. Topics include dynasties, cultures, archaeological sites, artifacts, religions, temples, palaces, agricultural and economic development, trade, and individuals.
Asia makes up the eastern portion of the Eurasian supercontinent ; Europe occupies the western portion. The border between the two continents is debated. Asia is bordered by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
Image : Wikimedia Commons. After a successful free period during development, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History is now available via subscription and perpetual access. With over articles and summaries available, the ORE provides in-depth overviews of the major areas of research and will continue to grow with the field over time.
This book provides detailed and engaging narratives about 25 pivotal events in Asian American history, celebrates Asian Americans' contributions to U. Asian Americans have made significant contributions to American history, society, and culture. This book presents key events in the Asian American experience through 25 well-developed, accessible essays; detailed timelines; biographies of notable figures; excerpts of primary source documents; and sidebars and images that provide narrative and visual information on high-interest topics. Arranged chronologically, the 25 essays showcase the ways in which Asian Americans have contributed to U.