The way Europeans viewed themselves in comparison to other civilizations was characterized as pretentious. “Europeans held the viewpoint of them being modern and people of Chinese descent being backward, or behind them”. This point of view carried across the entire spectrum of science and technologies.“The process of manufacturing porcelain was different though, due to Chinese being clearly superior”. Chinese superiority to European manufacturers in producing porcelain led to interest into the Chinese product. With an increase in interest, European began to purchase Ch...
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...relations and their balance. Both parties, the Chinese and Europeans benefited greatly from the trade of porcelain. The Europeans were affected by coming into possession of extravagant exotic goods that allowed them to boost their standing among others throughout their society. All the while, the Chinese gained what they had long yearned for: renown throughout the world. The Europeans and Chinese became intertwined due to their prolonged trading habits and the mixture of their cultures. People would think a dining piece would be insignificant but porcelain dining ware was a major contributor to the success of an era that altered the course of history. It is because of Chinese porcelain products that Europe and China both experienced increases in power in the era of the silk road; the distribution of porcelain products also resulted in the mix of their cultures.
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