The Impact Confucius, Gandhi, and Western Ideas had on China, Japan, and India

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The Impact Confucius, Gandhi, and Western Ideas had on China, Japan, and India ‘The future depends on what you do today’(Gandhi). In Japan, China, and India each country was faced with similar opportunities, and chose a different path that has impacted their future, setting them aside from one another. When Western countries came into China, India, and Japan, each country reacted differently to the Western ideas that these foreigners brought which would then change the culture. Japan and China secluded themselves from other countries, while India stayed open, inviting modern ideas into its culture. Trade then increased in India’s economy, while it broke apart China with the Opium War. Japan stayed strong throughout the seclusion, benefiting from not trading with other countries. The beliefs that the China, Japan, and India placed in Gandhi and Confucian impacted the countries. Gandhi, Confucianism, and Western ideas impacted Japan, China and India religiously, culturally and economically. The Western ideas and influence throughout the 1500’s-1800’s impacted the Indian, Chinese and Japanese society economically and culturally. In 1543, the Portuguese arrived in Japan bringing with them guns, clocks, glasses, tobacco and Christianity which brought unification and conversions to Christianity for many of the citizens. The conversions of religion brought about the destruction of temples throughout Japan. In 1598, due to the destruction of the countries religious culture, all Europeans that had traded with Japan were ‘kicked out’ (except for the Dutch and Koreans) resulting in Japan being in isolation for the next 255 years. The isolation brought around a new Shogunate rule which brought about no civil war and peace in the country. T... ... middle of paper ... .../philosophy_nonviolence_atombombahimsa.htm Tucker, John, Tucker,. "Japanese Confucian Philosophy." Stanford University. Stanford University, 20 May 2008. Web. 05 Jan. 2014. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/japanese-confucian/ Bibliography: "Confucianism - Philosophy and Religion of Ancient India and China." Confucianism - Philosophy and Religion of Ancient India and China. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014. https://sites.google.com/site/paroaci/confucianism "Gandhi's Views On Nonviolence -Atom Bomb And Ahimsa." Gandhi's Views On Nonviolence -Atom Bomb And Ahimsa. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014. http://www.gandhi-manibhavan.org/gandhiphilosophy/philosophy_nonviolence_atombombahimsa.htm Tucker, John, Tucker,. "Japanese Confucian Philosophy." Stanford University. Stanford University, 20 May 2008. Web. 05 Jan. 2014. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/japanese-confucian/

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