September 2021

Foreign Policies of China and Japan towards Ayutthayya (Thailand) in 16th - 17th Centuries
1Le Thi Anh Dao,2 Hoang Thi Anh Dao
1,2University of Sciences, Hue University, No. 77 Nguyen Hue, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam

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China, Japan and Ayutthaya (Thailand) are three countries located in Asia - a cultural, civilized and economic center of the world in history and at present. In the 16th - 17th centuries, building diplomatic relations and implementing foreign policies with Southeast Asian countries were always the concern of major countries in the region, especially China and Japan. In the foreign policy of China and Japan, Ayutthaya was one of the countries that had an important position and brought many economic and political benefits. On the contrary, establishing a good relationship with a powerful country like China and a country with a developed maritime trade like Japan would benefit Ayutthaya in many ways in international relations, expanding its sphere of influence as well as economic and political development in the 16th and 17th centuries. The article delves into the policies of China and Japan towards Ayutthaya (16th - 17th centuries) in order to clarify the similarities and differences in the regional policies of two major countries as well as the role and position of Ayutthaya in Southeast Asia during the pre-modern centuries.


Policies of China, Japan and Ayuthaya.


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