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Late Imperial China, Silver, and Global Trade Routes

[caption id="attachment_12278" align="alignleft" width="248"] Silver Sycee (Ming dynasty, 1368-1644). Source: Photo courtesy of the author.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12279" align="alignleft" width="300"] Silver Sycee (Qing dynasty, 1636-1911). Source: Photo courtesy of the author.[/caption]                 After the early fifteenth century, extensive European explorations marked the beginning of globalization. Vasco da...