The evidence of history negates the long-standing myth of Chinese isolation and isolationism. Well before the advent of Europeans to East Asia in modern times, China was integrated into a wide-ranging network of commercial, intellectual, religious, and cultural contacts that linked it with the whole of Asia, the eastern Mediterranean, and periodically even lands farther afield. From earliest times China sought out and took in a vast range of foreign imports, in the form of both material goods and new knowledge, and spread abroad its own material and spiritual civilization.
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