China had an appetite for silver, while the West hungered for Chinese goods. China had an appetite for silver, while the West hungered for Chinese goods.
China had an appetite for silver, while the West hungered for Chinese goods.

Chinese history

When China wanted silver from the rest of the world

  • China accepting silver for commodities would eventually result in the world’s first common currency
  • The institution of the Spanish dollar – or pieces of eight – was arguably globalisation’s first chapter

Topic |   Chinese history
China had an appetite for silver, while the West hungered for Chinese goods. China had an appetite for silver, while the West hungered for Chinese goods.
China had an appetite for silver, while the West hungered for Chinese goods.
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