Warfare’s Influence on Culture, Economics and Technology in East Asia This paper will examine if warfare in East Asia did more to foster cultural, economic and technological developments than hinder them and suggest that, in the context of East Asia’s political and military environment, warfare fostered some economic and cultural advances based on the influence of Confucius, but not much in the way of technological developments. The paper will argue this position by examining a number of texts on the subject, as well as a number of academic articles. Kang, noting that it is difficult to measure war, notes that Kenneth Swope defines war as “…one that involves an intent for conquest” (Kang. 86). With this definition we can then look at the...The end:
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