Saturday, November 5, 2011

The East India Company & Cultural Exchange



National Maritime Museum, London
A striking example of how the East India Company influenced Chinese culture is this 19th-century Chinese painting, "A Trading Junk," with a ship in the background flying the Company flag.

By RODERICK CONWAY MORRIS (NYT)
The greatest single force in the expansion of the British Empire was the East India Company, and now it finally has its own permanent gallery in London.
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