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Why is there so little historical contact between China and the Indian states?
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They had a war in 1962...
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>>671483
The trek from India to china was actually quite treacherous, you would have to march your army across a dessert
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>>671483
A little thing called the Himalayas in the way.
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The Himalayas, dunkass.
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>>671483
Before modern technology, there were four major roads between India and China. First, you cross the Hindu Kush, into Central Asia, through thousands of miles of steppe and desert, and then reach the Eastern half of the country that made up most of the country for almost all its history. That's something like 4 or 5 thousand miles over some of the most tallest and treacherous mountains in the world, through steppe lands overflowing with Turko-Mongol raiders, and one of the most inhospitable deserts on the planet.

Another way was through the Himalayas, through a handful of very dangerous and unstable passes dominated by fanatical and warlike mountain tribes, guarding a few hundred more miles of a half dozen more mountain ranges and mountain tribes until you finally get to the aforementioned desert.

Another way is through Indochina, through some thousands of miles of incredibly dense and treacherous jungle, full of warring tribes of course.

Finally, you could take a boat I suppose all the way around Thailand and Malaysia, brave the Indonesian, Philippine, Malaysian, Viet, and Japanese pirates along the way, and finally reach a Chinese port in about 5 or 6 thousand miles, nearly twice the distance of European ports from the Americas.

You might want to pack a few extra pairs of undies.
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The Himalayas and the Arakan mountains.

Also, chinks have always had this idea of China being the center of the universe and everything beyond it's nothing but unwashed barbarians living in dung huts.
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>>671624
>unwashed barbarians living in dung huts
Ancient Chinese poo in loo meming
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Because they don't share borders. Tibet wasn't under China for most of history and South East Asia wasn't under China or India.

Only other way is through Central Asia via tarim basin and the silk road.
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>>671483
To my knowledge there was immense amount of trade contact between the two over the indian ocean throughout history. If you timed the season for your journey you'd have quite an easy travel.
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>>671624
most of china did that for most of their history lmao
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>>671483
>tfw ywn be a bro with shota krishna, stealing clothes of loli milkmaids while they bathe.
>life will never be fun again or have that spark of adventure.
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>>671624
Well in case of India living in dung huts is what they do.
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>>671483

Chinese religion/spirituality and philosophy is based largely on Buddhism though.
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Not totally related to the question but I feel it should be noted that Indian cultural influence extends greater into Asia than might be readily apparent to a causal western eye today.

Hinduism had presence as far as Indonesia and southern Vietnam, but it seems to have lost a lot of ground to Islam and to a lesser extent Buddhism. Angkor Wat was initially a temple to Vishnu, for example.
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>>672621
they really nailed his body down to a t
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