Check Your Understanding Questions
In what ways did the Muslim rulers of the Delhi Sultanate embrace other cultures?
How did the Grand Canal lead to greater centralization in China?
In what ways did women thrive in Tang China?
How did the Silk Roads help in the diffusion of culture?
What were some of the risks faced by travelers along the Silk Roads? Why do you think these travelers would be willing to face these risks?
How did the Kingdom of Aksum enhance trade in Africa during the early Middle Ages?
How did trade along the Swahili coast connect the cultures of the African interior with those of East Asia?
What cultural influences did China have on both Korea and Japan?
How did the Silk Roads encourage the growth of Sogdiana?
Why did Chinese culture spread to Japan by way of Korea?