Mahapadma Nanda became King of Magadha and created what looks like the first "Empire" in Northern India. While Indian history begins with some confidence with the Mauyras, the Nandas are now emerging into the light of history with a little more distinctness.
The economic history of India is the story of India's evolution from a largely agricultural and trading society to a mixed economy of manufacturing and services while the majority still survives on agriculture.
Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet ...
The Periphery of China --Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, and Mongolia. The principle behind this page and this index is that of China as the "Middle Kingdom", with the rest of the world arranged around it.