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E. East Asia, c. 1500–c. 1800
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The early modern period in East Asia involved deliberate isolation from many larger world patterns, though Vietnam was open to significant contact with other civilizations. Consolidation of many established patterns in China and Korea contrasted with important new political and cultural developments in Japan.  1
 
 
 
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