1. Throughout the course, weve covered various exchanges between the East and the Westmany have been fruitful, yielding a mutual exchange of goods, culture, and ideologies. Others have been far more sinister, culminating in conflict, unfair treaties, and the seizure of lands. Utilizing the readings and class discussions, make an argument for the following question: Did East Asian Civilizations benefit from Western interactions, or were they more detrimental than harmful? Your answer can fall on either side, or be somewhere in the middle – it must however, be backed up with textual evidence and analysis.