When I was in high school, I was always fascinated by the subject of history and started reading books about other civilizations, including ancient China. I was more and more fascinated by this fashion, because during the then regular history lessons in the gymnasium, has been taught mainly European and then especially national history, and at some point there was a click and a kind of awakening. Our Dutch history was inspired or influenced by the fact that it was so powerful in the Middle Ages, and so beyond the Enlightenment, that people were not aware of this about European and our history and the choices made here.
And yet, in high school, it was only talked about in a handful of classes throughout my entire high school career. A curious phenomenon is that China made its original technological and scientific progress in the Middle Ages – sometimes 1000 years ago in some areas – such as the large-scale use of cast iron, an invention unknown even to the ancient Romans (only wrought iron) through a conservative attitude (after all, the Celestial Empire flourished and had long periods of peace and prosperity (a rarity in turbulent Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire) and at one point stagnated and even froze.
Europe then filled the gap after the industrial revolution, and soon China was defeated by whole wheat, who butted heads for centuries to gain dominance to trade with the Middle Kingdom, due to an incredible form of conservatism and an unwillingness to reform among the Chinese mandarins. of the last (if not a non-Chinese) dynasty, because the Ching or Manchu were a Mongolian steppe people who looked up to the advanced civilization they defeated and after the conquest tried to behave more like Chinese than Chinese. to become part of the “civilized” world: any overt reference to the Ching savage-looking Chinese was severely punished).
In order to achieve innovation and influence, economic and social pressures on society are needed to demonstrate Singh’s strict conservatism, who wrote The Destruction of the Celestial Empire in the Stars.
So Europe must also watch its lines and not succumb to the same indolence of looking only at its “glorious” past, from the old perspective of China’s decaying empire and 40-year-old state’s poor quality fake industry. – Company Owned, Powered Chinese Economy: An awareness that has crept into China’s rulers is that we have come a long way… but are still far from our ultimate goal.
Be careful, especially now that we think that no high-tech ASML machines should be imported into China, because this pressure will surely (sooner or later) lead to a technological surprise in China, where we will soon be completely submerged.
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