East Meets West

east meets west

The Age of Trade (16th to 19th century) brought about massive and unprecedented cultural and technological exchanges between the East and the West.
Driven by desires to get shares of the riches of the Orient, from spices, silk, gold to even free labor, competing European powers took control over various territories on strategic commercial crossroads in East and Southeast Asia.

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