After a period of maritime explorations (see zheng he) in the early 15th century, the ming dynasty started shutting the middle kingdom out of the rest of the world this of course continued with th.
Earlier today, i did a post on an article postulating why china had failed to keep up with europe through the industrial revolution one of the reasons given was that china viewed its culture as so superior to other cultures that it felt it had nothing to learn from others. They were known as the spartans of asia their tactical abilities and individual soldiering skills were far more superior than the chinese forces however, they did not have military numbers and the support line as the chinese 3 why didn't china (meaning, east asia) invade europe or fight with european forces answers: i. Why did europeans want to find an ocean trade route to east asia after 1400 a they wanted to conquer china b the old land routes were no longer safe and reliable c european spices were in great demand in china d the islamic empire banned trade from europe.
Perhaps the most famous discussion of this has been the needham question, which essentially asked why did modern science develop in europe and not in china, when any observer circa 1400 ce would not likely have pegged europe as the future center of science, or technological advancement. Best answer: the emperor (actually a series of them) decided to cancel all the exploration and foreign trade they were doing, and turn inward that's what happens when you cut your country off there's good evidence the chinese reached america before columbus did -- but it was shortly after they burned.
It was one guy they had concurred the known world there was no competition to drive inovation europe on the other hand, aways had competition in every aspect of life so when italy failed to finance columbus, spain did china isn't alone in this other empires have fallen into this trap every large organization is subject to this trap. So what happenedwhy did they retreat their navy back to china why didnt they conquer the worldwhy did they call everyone back home and finally, is a waking giant finally waking up england, and the rest of europe wanted to forcable open the chinese market for trade. Why did chinese investment in the philippines stagnate 12th december, 2017 author: alvin camba, john hopkins university pundits and international relations scholars have often argued that territorial disputes in the south china sea have prevented increased chinese  investment in the philippines but while.
International trade would not have given china access to new technologies, because, for the most part, these technologies did not exist in the parts of the world with which china traded or in europe prior to the nineteenth century. Why did chinese investment in the philippines stagnate 12 december 2017 author: alvin camba, john hopkins university pundits and international relations scholars have often argued that territorial disputes in the south china sea have prevented increased chinese investment in the philippines but while inter-state relations do matter, the political relations between beijing and manila do not. The song dynasty (960–1279) brought a new stability for china after a century of civil war, and started a new area of modernisation by encouraging examinations and meritocracy.
Why did china stagnate after 1400 introduction if we travel back to 1300, no one would predict the modernization would occur in europe instead of china as we can see in the “appendix 1” behind this essay, during the long period before 1400, china was always the most advanced country on this planet in terms of economy and technology. The chinese economy was stagnant after the song the chinese had a printing press but never printed many books if you want a nice picture of the general state of knowledge of chinese history among those who are smart and well-informed but don’t know much about china, this is the place to go.