All these elements combined, it is no wonder that East Asia’s growth through history revolved around the Empire of China. Works Cited History of World Societies
Corruption, discrimination, and dictatorial leadership marred the government. Peasants in the region were disregarded with the wealthy person getting favored. Just as most of the civilizations stories, the history of China begins with a mythical story of creation with
China, one the of ancient countries remained on earth with approximate five thousand years of rich history. In the period of five thousand years, China had been repeating with the three-steps-cycle: unified as country, then, separated with different ideas and conflicts which lead to wars; however, united as one once again afterward whoever won the battle. Everytime China unified as a one country, the new dynasty is formed and there are almost twenty dynasties has formed and failed. Moreover, some of these dynasties could divide with south and north and many small kingdoms like Jin Dynasty (Western - 265-317 A.D and Eastern - 217-420 A.D) and Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (907-960 A.D). Tang dynasty is one of significant dynasty and widely influenced in Chinese history, because this is one of dynasty that are rich and powerful.
China is a culturally vibrant country, full of unique costumes and traditions, religions, accustomed social organizations, beautiful arts and literature, and interesting language that make up its diverse culture. It’s a beautiful country to venture and explore getting a taste of their delicious traditional foods and getting to know their people. China is a country full of ancient customs and traditions. The native people are very proud of these customs and traditions. To many of us hearing the word ‘China’ we conjure up thoughts of origami, dragons, pandas, and their distinctive script’ all of which are traditional to china, but it goes a lot deeper than that.
His literary name however is Chung-ni. These names have been rarely used because of the Chinese practice of showing reverence by avoidance. K’ung Futzu which means the Great Master has been his most popular name (DeVous and Slote 9). Confucius was born into an impoverished noble family. At the time of his birth, the imperial court of the Chou dynasty had lost its power and the empire virtually disintegrated into a number of feudal states.
One of the most important things to happen during this period was the evidence of writing. The invention of writing had enormous denouement on the culture and government of China. The literacy of the Chinese enabled Rulers to communicate efficiently with military commanders and governors far away from the palaces. Japan, Korea, and Vietnam all read Chinese writing. Thus making it possible for people from different countries and who spoke different languages able to communicate.
There were plenty political continuities for the Chinese from 100CE to 600CE. One political goal that China had is that protection was a must. Protection was important because China has been in battles many of times. For an example in 221 CE to 222 CE there is the battle of Xiaoting where Wu defeats Shu. For protection purposes the Chinese had built a structure known as The Great Wall of China.
A third reason was continued intervention of the foreign powers. Since the 19th century, the West had intervened in the affairs of China, forcing China to open up its ports and trade with them. Their exploitation caused many people to think lowly of the central government. Their continued presence after 1911 revolution caused a lot of resentment amongst the people. This caused the Chinese to stage protest movements, such as the May Fourth Movement.
The Emperor of China was thought to be the elder brother to all other surrounding kings and emperors. China rarely had any contact with the West until the West turned to China for spices. This type of arrogance embodied by the Chinese proved to eventually hurt them as a society, both internally and externally. In t... ... middle of paper ... ...s”, this began a new stage of imperialism in China. The Opium War not only embarrassed China, but as a consequence, it also had a lot of dramatic social and economic effects as well.
The Author is clear and concise on his point, the modern world is in debt to the Chinese. He gave many examples of Chinese invoation, and how the rest of the world copied the Chinese. Not did the rest of the world copy Chinese inventions, they claimed that they were the first to invent it. The author opened my eyes to the greatness of anicent China. What the author, Robert Temple, did do gave me even more reason to respect China.