This assignment asks you to reflect (in at least one double-spaced page) on trade between Europe and the
Indian Ocean and Chinese zones. When you answer, you should use evidence from at least one of the two
primary sources attached. When you refer to a primary source, make sure that you contextualize it by
indicating when it was written, who wrote it, and why it is important.
Here are the questions (answer all of them):
Why did European traders desire to sail to India and China before 1800? How were they able to trade in
this region? What commodities did they bring to exchange?