"To the present day, the legitimacy of political order remains dependent on keeping the river within a complex series of embankments that ties local societies to the state. At the same time, the unique qualities of the river, namely its high levels of sediment as it flows across the North China Plain, have posed an ever-present threat to these embankments and the relationship between state and society in the region. ..." – By David A. Pietz
"From the Crown’s perspective, Portugal held an imperial mandate to subjugate rulers across the eastern hemisphere as established in the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494. In reality, Portuguese policy in Asia depended heavily on Asian political and commercial power dynamics, often more than on empire-building impulses emanating from Iberia. ..." – By Zoltán Biedermann
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