Ancient India and China

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Shaeq Ahmed
Religion of India and China

The main religions of China were Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism. The central religions in India were Hinduism and Buddhism. Both Ancient China and India had religious teachers that invented these prevalent religions. Confucius invented Confucianism, Lao Tzu invented Taoism, and a man named Hsun Tzu invented the ideas of Legalism in China. Hinduism in India took many of its religious beliefs from the Aryan people that invaded India. Buddhism was created around 520 B.C. by a wealthy man Siddhartha Gautama. China and India had much in common. They both believed in supernatural forces. For example, China and India believed that supernatural forces controlled the weather and the abundance of crops grown at certain times around the year. Furthermore, both ancient civilizations constructed art pertaining to their respective religions.
Religious artistic structures of the Indians included the stupa. The Buddhist Stupas were initially used for burial purposes but later there purpose was altered and people of Buddhist religion began to use it for many things including manuscripts.

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Trade of India and China
. At the time of the Han Dynasty, general trade began over the Silk Road, which was a network of trails that stretched 4,000 miles from China extending to the Roman Empire. At the time the Chinese were unique in their knowledge of how to raise silkworms and weave silk. Chinese silk was extremely expensive. In fact it was worth its weight as gold in Rome! Europeans also preferred other Asian luxury goods including but not limited to exotic sp...

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...lthy whereas peasants were barely self-sufficient. Peasants lived in huts or little houses made out of mud or bamboo. Many did not even have a stone or concrete floor but instead had a mud ground. On the other hand, the nobles and kings built lavish palaces and summer homes made of marble and other extravagant materials. Their furnishing with equally expensive furniture and accessories testifies to the great class disparity that occurred during the Han Dynasty.

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Technologies in Ancient India and China
The ancient Chinese invented many things we use today, including paper, silk, matches, wheelbarrows, gunpowder, the waterwheel, lacquer, fireworks, paper money, compass, the seismograph, folding umbrella, ink, calligraphy, printing, abacus, wallpaper, the crossbow, ice cream and much more!
This is why China is known as one of the greatest contributors

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