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China Under The Ming And Qing

- 4. China Under the Ming and Qing During the era of Ottoman and Mughal rule, two dynasties governed China, the Ming and the Qing (ching). Both dynasties took power during times of upheaval. To restore order, they established strong, centralized rule and revived traditional Chinese values, including Confucian ideals. The Ming Revival In the mid-1300s, China was in turmoil. The Mongol Yuan dynasty was still in power, but disease and natural disasters had weakened the Mongol grip. Bandits and rebels roamed the countryside....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Han Chinese]

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Stories From A Ming Collection

- Stories from a Ming Collection Stories from a Ming Collection is a work which reveals clearly people's life in various levels in traditional China. How does the book portray different levels of people's life (including scholars, peasants, military men, working men and women, beggars etc.), and from their life how do you perceive Chinese society....   [tags: China Ming Chinese Society]

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Ming Dynasty China and Xenophobia

- The wolrd has become a place filled with great diversity of cultures. Every singlle country has slowly developed into a somewhat dependent society all because of pre-modern events, even if such events did not contribute to each other. There are various types of religions and ideas which spread and changed each part of the world, such as the silk roads. IF it would have not been for the great divergence we would not have the society we currently have. If it had not been for Ming China and the centuries of xenophobia among their people and empire, our whole word today could have been dominantly Chinese ruled....   [tags: cultural diversity]

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The Ming And Qing Dynasty

- During the Ming and Qing Dynasty, under the circumstance of which the absolute monarchy reached its peak progressively, two trends of thoughts appeared in China: Firstly, the old personnel selection system (Imperial Examination System) appeared be so rigid that the authority of intellectuals and social elites was challenged and questioned by the masses; secondly, the evaluation of merchant class from officials to civilians was gradually changed due to the growth of commerce in China – the highly developed agriculture and handicraft industry leads to abundant resources in the society, that trend laid the foundation to the exchange of goods....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Imperial examination]

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The Collapse Of Ming Dynasty

- The collapse of Ming Dynasty in 1644 marked the beginning of the last imperial dynasty of China - Qing. Qianlong, the son of Yongzheng Emperor and the grandson of the Kangxi emperor, was one of the most successful rulers not only under Qing, but also in entire history of China. Under his ruling, China was once the largest and richest country in the world. Qianlong’s success extended well beyond economics and politics. Through commissioning, acquiring (including confiscating), and receiving tributes, Qianlong expanded the Chinese imperial collection to an unprecedented scale....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, Manchu, Kangxi Emperor]

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The Ethical For Ming 's Wife And Child

- It would be most ethical for Ming to recommend Modoxolin over Condoitin when applying utilitarianism theory to the given circumstance. Recommending Modoxolin would inflict guilt on Ming through the knowledge that he will be intentionally manipulating the less educated for monetary gain. Ming however will have conflicting morals from this decision due to the understanding that recommending Modoxolin will be greatly beneficial for his wife and child with no risk of legal repercussions or job loss....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue ethics, Decision making, Morality]

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An Architectural Legend, Ieoh Ming Pei

- Nearly sixty years of architecture (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) and about the same number of projects over his lifetime is what architect Ieoh Ming Pei (most known by his initials I.M.) can boast today (PBS). He became known for his use of concrete, glass, stone, and steel and the geometric style he adopted in the buildings he designed (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum). This Chinese-American architect rose from little known to in high demand as he pleased clients with his character as well as his work (Encyclopedia of World Biography 186)....   [tags: i.m., china louve]

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The Ming Dynasty

- The Ming Dynasty The Chinese Empire was large and controlled most of Asia at one point in time. One of the dynasties that ruled the empire was the Ming Family. Ruling from 1368-1644, almost three hundred years, the Ming Dynasty impacted Chinese history very much. The purpose of this paper is to tell the history of the Ming Dynasty’s impact on the Chinese Empire, and to explain why the Chinese Empire was in fact an empire. The Ming Dynasty had created an empire. They had the government, the military, and the economic system to prove it....   [tags: Chinese Empire China History Essays]

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Factors Contributed that to the Formation of Eunuch Culture in Ming Dynasty

- Eunuchs, a group of castrated people served in the palace, were initially hired to take care of the personal life of the emperors. However, because of their accessibility to the rulers, they sometimes could be so powerful that can control the government. Shi, Yi, a historian in Qing Dynasty, had ever said that”There were three periods in Chinese History, in which eunuchs actually took control of the country. Among those three periods, Ming dynasty was the most severe one.” Compare to their predecessors in late Tang dynasty, eunuchs in Ming dynasty possessed less power as they could not control the military and were not instrumental in selecting the next emperor....   [tags: castration, Chinese history, culture]

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Reasons For Women Writers During The Ming Qing Dynasty

- Reasons for women writers being successful in the Ming-Qing Dynasty Due to the traditional concept that women were inferior than men made women lose the opportunity be educated so that women writers were not common in the Ming-Qing Dynasty. Although talent women were very rare in the traditional society, some women with intelligence wrote poetry to express feeling of their life and they showed some differences between the traditional women that lead they to succeed. The important elements to distinguish two of them were women writers had wider knowledge in different field, more personal experiences through outside activities and bigger dreams to fulfill....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Gender, Marriage]

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Similaries and Differences of Feudal Japan and Ming China

- ... During the time of Ming China and Feudal Japan there were times where individuals had different responsibilities. The higher parts of the social classes like the Emperor and the Shoguns were in charge of making sure everything ran smoothly and peacefully inside of their respectful piece of land. The common people (peasants) were in charge of simple task like supplying the food to the armies and were skilled at individual and select crafts. Some common people were skilled at making clothes, some were good at iron work, and some were skilled at pottery....   [tags: classes, responsibilities, systems]

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The Influence Of Ming Qing China On Early Modern China

- Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China written by KAI-WING CHOW is about the literary history of China between Ming-Qing China in 1905. The civil service examination was the most important institution during that time and examinees were studying hard to try to get a higher degree. The civil service examination led to many examinees being in debt and examinees need to find a variety of jobs to pay off their debt. The number of examinees in debt has been increasing rapidly, the demand for them thus created a new career and it also changes Chinese’s literary culture at the same time....   [tags: Academic degree, Higher education]

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Ieoh Ming Pei

- Ieoh Ming Pei Ieoh Ming Pei is a brilliant, Chinese-American architect. He combines learned skill with his gift of knowing what works both functionally and aesthetically. Early Life He was born in Canton, China, on April 26, 1917. Art and commerce were both ingrained in Pei's upbringing. His family had lived for more than 600 years in Suzhou (formerly Soochow), a city in the Yangtze basin northwest of Shanghai. The history of Suzhou goes back some 2,500 years,, but it became prominent during the Sui Dynasty (A.D....   [tags: People Pei Biography Papers]

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Leoh Ming Pei & Eero Saarinen

- Leoh Ming Pei & Eero Saarinen The architects that I am comparing came from two different parts of the world and yet, in some ways the message(s) behind their work and the incorporation of engineering, geometrical and sculptural elements into their designs and their new identity as “Americans” brings them closer together. Leoh Ming Pei was born in Canton, China in 1917 and came to the United States for his further education. Because of his fathers influence on him, who always encouraged Pei in designing, he attended MIT and it was finally in Harvard that he got his architectural degree....   [tags: Art]

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Family Photo : My Dad, Do You Remember Brother Jian Ming?

- “Mom, do you remember brother Jian Ming?” I asked as I was looking at the family photo we have up on the wall in the living room. It was a full family picture with all my uncles, aunts, cousins, and other family members on my father’s side of the family. I wondered why we never took a family photo for my mother’s side of the family; the side of family that brother Jian Ming belonged to. “Yeah, what about him?” Mom took a deep breath and replied back as she was preparing our dinner. She acted as if she did not want to bring him up....   [tags: Family, Mother, Friendship, Marriage]

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The Case of Chan Chin Ming & Anor versus Lim Yok Eng

- For this case review, among the cases that has been chosen by us is the case of Chan Chin Ming & Anor v Lim Yok Eng [1994] 3 MLJ 233. The reasons we choose the said case is because in this case alone, we can applied it to many legal issues pertaining to dependency claim. This case basically is related to section 7 of the Civil Law Act 1956. It is a High Court case that later been appeal by defendant to the Supreme Court and was handled by three judges. They are Peh Swee Chin, Edgar Joseph Jr and Muhamed Dzaiddin SCJJ....   [tags: supreme court cases, law]

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The Advanced Placement Art History Course

- One of the many goals of the Advanced Placement Art History course is to teach students how to identify works outside of the image set, as well as compare and contrast images both inside and outside of the image set. Similarities can be found in form, content, style, use, and culture for various works inside and outside of the image set, especially with the artworks of South and East Asia. Works inside and outside of the set have a multiplicity of similarities regarding specific artistic traditions as well....   [tags: Japan, China, Ming Dynasty]

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Why Was China Such an Advanced Society for So Long?

- ... The Great Leap Forward is similar to Stalin’s Five Year Plans and the troubled results of collectivization and a socialist economy are equally as dismal. This Sino-Russian relationship and similarities grew out of personal and nationalist rivals between Mao and Stalin in addition to other numerous factors (Li). Resembling Stalinist purges and Soviet gulags, the Cultural Revolution and other campaigns had negative economic impacts and lead to numerous deaths (White). This period of centralized planning was ultimately ended by the death of Mao Zedong....   [tags: Ming and Qing dynasties, Modern China]

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The Political Importance of Zheng He’s Voyages

- Accompanied by 27,000 men on 62 large and 255 small ships, the Chinese eunuch Zheng He, led 7 naval expeditions to Southeast Asia, Middle East and east coast of Africa in the span of 28 years during the Ming Dynasty. The scale of Zheng He’s fleet was unprecedented in world history. The large treasure ships used during the expeditions were purported to be 440 feet long and 180 feet wide (Dreyer, p. 102). Throughout his travels, Zheng He brought Chinese tea, porcelain and silk products to foreign countries and also brought back exotic goods to the Ming court such as spices, plants and leather....   [tags: Chinese Government, Ming Dynasty, Expeditions]

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China and Japan

- Throughout the dynasties in China and Japan, religion, economy and politics have been affected by each other in various ways. In the book “Religion and Making of Modern East Asia”, Thomas Dubois brings to light the impact religion made on both politics and economy in China and Japan throughout the historical period up till date. In his words, he describes “religion as an extremely political force” (Dubois, 2011, pp. 7-16). As various religions were introduced, it shaped the politics of leaders as most of them saw it as an avenue to impose their religion on the citizens....   [tags: Chinese Philosophy, Ming ]

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Live in Live, by Liu Ming Feng

- Heavy rain poured down in the afternoon on May 5, 2009, Shanghai. It was the day when Mayday, one of the most popular Taiwanese rock bands, held their DNA Mayday "Creates" Concert in Shanghai Hong Kou football stadium. One minute before the concert started, the set staff in the scene reported on the situations through headsets: “We are ready. Is there any problem in the scene?” “Wire on the main stage gets stuck!” “The giant ball cannot lift!” “Anyone can tackle it down?” “Curtain is ready for falling.” “Not yet....   [tags: music, film analysis]

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The Economic Development Of China

- The economic development of China has solely been based off the Lower Yangzi Delta or Jiangnan. This region serves as an analyzation area for making connections between the Chinese and Western economies during the early modern period. This book elucidates on the booming market of late imperial China while thoroughly entailing how economic development occurred in this region. The various theories of how economic development was constructed is examined based on differential aspects of which provide an extensive history in understanding the Chinese current economic success in a deeper more literal way....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Ming Dynasty]

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Asian Economic Activity

- History of foreign affairs in Asia had always been an interesting topic to look at. What was once considered an economically successful continent from 1500-1800, is mostly composed of what is considered as the ‘developing world.’ The complexity of trade within and outside of Asia added to the success of the continent from the 16th up until the 18th century. Being a short essay, this paper will simply look at one country from each region: East, South and Southeast Asia. Even examining these three countries require a lot more than what this paper will go through....   [tags: foreign affairs, Ming and Qing Dynasties]

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Journeying the World in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries

- Journeying the world in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, I, Liliana Aline Palmeiro, was sent out on a mission by King Kramer of Portugal as a Portuguese trade official to go to the Ottoman Empire, India, China, and Japan to investigate on their government systems, culture, and religions to determine if one of them are a good place to conquer or create a trade alliance with. While on the missions, I could not reveal my identity that I am a Portuguese trade official and thus, pretended to impersonate Sister Veronica Maria....   [tags: maritime trade, Ming Dynasty, wrold history]

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Judgmental Narrator Or Informative Storyteller?

- JUDGMENTAL NARRATOR OR INFORMATIVE STORYTELLER. CHEN CHENG: SEEING THE TIMURID WORLD FROM A CONFUCIAN PERSPECTIVE JUNTAI SHEN @ HARVARD UNIVERSITY The relationship between the Timurid Empire and the Chinese Ming Court sparked various economic and artistic creativity. A number of Persian manuscripts and paintings modeled the style from their Chinese counterparts come from the trade exchange. Diplomatic delegations were sent back and forth in Emperor Yongle 's reign. However, the Timurid-Ming relation was not always a peaceful one: due to the letters Timur received from the Ming Court, the suprematist semantics of the Chinese emperor enraged Timur, who later initiated a military campaign to...   [tags: Ming Dynasty, China, Qing Dynasty, Han Chinese]

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Compare/Contrast: Empire-Building

- Spain and the Ming Dynasty were places on Earth in two very different locations. Yet, somehow they had been similar. The rulers had killed or expelled people that disagreed or they both just had their ways of organizing. But there seemed to be more differences. Spain had conquered the Americas and did not separate the state from the church and the Ming didn’t expand that much, and didn’t involve religion into politics. Thus, Spain had more larger goals towards imperialism, Christianity, and keeping the country in a “pure” state with only hereditary Christians, while the Ming Dynasty focused more on unity, acceptance of all religions, and keeping the court as balanced as possible....   [tags: Ming, Spain, power, ]

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The Dynasty And The Qing Dynasty

- Dynastic ruling is that in which there is a succession of rulers in the same family lineage, a family maintains power all throughout hereditary means. A country that had such ruling was the ancient China in which there were various dynasties. China for a long period was faced with wars, bloodshed, and conflicts because of the dynastic ruling; people killed each other in order to succeed power. The succession alternated from competent rulers to incompetent ones and vice versa. Corruption, discrimination, and dictatorial leadership marred the government....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Tang Dynasty]

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The Qing Dynasty And Its Success

- The argument of this essay poses the question, was the Qing dynasty to be considered Chinese. The “New Qing History” scholars argue that the Manchu rulers maintained their ethnic identities and thus the Manchu-centered Qing was fundamentally different from the proceeding chinese dynasties. However, I support the argument that the Qing dynasty was a real Chinese dynasty and their success through sinicization. The Qing dynasty rulers were legitimate Chinese dynasties because, like the Han previously adopted, they also claimed to be the “Son of Heaven”....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Han Chinese, Ming Dynasty]

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Socio-Economic Consequences of China’s ‘One-child per Couple’ Population Policy

- ... Although it is arguably true that these single-children can make their own guanxi outside of family, the single-children will not be able to share their social capital to each other with their siblings (Webster 2007). The one-child policy may have increased the ratio of rural children to urban children, and thereby encouraged the exploitative relationship between the city and countryside. The couples with worker registration (as opposed to the less favorable peasant registration) were more compliant with the policy, and were more likely to gain permits before giving birth, so the SRB is lower in urban than in rural areas (Li 1995: 568; Li 2007: 2-3)....   [tags: china´s population, history, ming dynasty]

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Modernity As History : Limitations Of Approaching Chinese History

- Modernity as History: limitations of approaching Chinese history in a Eurocentric Framework In the last three decades scholars have reconsidered what set Europe off from the rest of the world as the site of state formation and economic changes leading to modern national states and industrialized economies. Europe’s success moved scholars to assess other societies from a European benchmark since there was a presumed view that there was a European-defined path to modernisation and prosperity. The political and economic evolution of East Asia raised serious questions about the Western origins of contemporary political and economic ideas and institutions....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, 2nd millennium, Ming Dynasty]

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China 's Views On Tibet

- Tibet is a very mystery place that has a long history and covers a spacious area, playing a prominent role in the world. Whether Tibet belongs to China is still a controversial topic over hundreds of years, which has developed more fierce arguments between western countries and China in recent 10 years. However, studies into various fields sufficiently prove that Tibet is part of China because of three main reasons. First of all, numerous references and recordings of Chinese history have shown the development of China territory, which visually indicate that Tibet is part of China....   [tags: Han Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Tibet, Ming Dynasty]

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Why I Should Study Abroad

- When first hearing that we had an opportunity to study abroad in China I was ecstatic being that I have never been outside of the country. At the time there wasn’t much that I knew about the Chinese culture. I haven’t been introduced to it much in my past, but as the trip is approaching I have been trying to learn as much as I can about their culture and society so that my hopes aren’t set to high or too low. I am going into the trip with an open mind and being optimistic about every experience and opportunity given....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty]

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Neo-Confucianism

- Neo-Confucianism, with a goal of keeping unobscured the inborn luminous Virtue [true goodness] of all men throughout the empire[1] and thus establishing a social harmony, was a complex ethical political system governing the society in late Ming China. Adopting the philosophy as their ideological legitimacy, Choson kingdom and Tokugawa shogunate applied it in different settings due to their structure of government and cultural background. However, they both inherited the main elements of the philosophy: the notion of universal principle encouraging people to behave good, five virtues[2], self-cultivation and five hierarchical relationships of society[3]....   [tags: Chinese Philosophy, Ming ]

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Chinese

- This essay will explore how Classical Chinese literature written during the Ming Dynasty illustrates the social role that women played in the traditional Chinese marriage. Issues and traditions that greatly affected women`s roles in the family and society included lineage, male dominance, families position in society, grounds and repercussions for divorce. In the vernacular short story ``The Shrew: Sharp Tongued Ts`ui-lien``, anonymous is a story in the collection Vernacular Short Stories from the Clear and Peaceful Studio (Qingping shantung heaven) which was writing during the Ming dynasty, the main character Ts`uilien, exemplifies a woman in this time period, subject to its rules and socie...   [tags: Classical Chinese Literature, Ming Dynasty]

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A Thorough Analysis Of Porcelain Must Be Done

- Most American households have a set of fine dishes that are reserved for only the most special of occasions. Usually, these dishes are handed down from one generation to the next. If the majority of grandmothers in the United States are anything like mine, this means the dishes were never actually used for eating during your childhood. Instead, they were kept on permanent display inside a locked china cabinet in the dining room. There is also a good chance that the same individuals who own, but never use, these dishes also have a delicate-looking vase sitting on top of their fireplace mantle....   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Song Dynasty]

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Ancient Chin A Place Of Variation And Contradiction

- “Accumulate learning as you would accumulate wealth; seek moral goodness as you would seek official rank and honor; love your parents as you would love your wife and children; look after the country well as you would look after your own official post.” Ancient Chinese Proverb (Tut-Tut, 1095) China, a place of variation and contradiction; a country vast in magnitude overflowing with incongruous standards and ways of life. The Lord has laid upon my heart, at this time, a burden to learn more about China....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang, Ming Dynasty]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Save Me ! '

- “Save me!” cries Wei Ming, the protagonist of Cai Chusheng’s 1935 film New Woman. She strains forward in her hospital bed, her eyes gleaming with desperation, as the toxins she ingested in a suicide attempt claim her life. “I want to live!” she exclaims. I want to live. This primal sentiment, this vital urge, serves as Wei Ming’s credo throughout New Woman. Wei Ming’s futile struggle to survive as an independent actor within her society reflects the tenuous existence of China’s “new women” in the mid-1930s....   [tags: Sociology, Suicide, New Women, Han Chinese]

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Business Law & Ethics - Case Study

- BSB111 Business Law & Ethics – Case Study Name: Lydia Merrin Student Number: N9181580 Word Count: 1175 words Part A Utilitarianism Stakeholders Tell Don’t Tell Harms Benefits Harms Benefits Customers None 0 Cheaper medication +9 More expensive medication -9 None 0 Ming No commission, Possibly fail probation and lose job -8 Save customers money +4 Worry about customers -4 Extra money, Pass probation +8 Roger Less money -8 None 0 None 0 More money +8 Total Happiness (-10 to +10) -16 +13 -13 +16 = -2 = +3 The stakeholders identified were the customers (as a group), Ming and Roger....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Business ethics, Immanuel Kant]

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Literary Censorship Of The Qing Dynasty

- This historical analysis will define the literary censorship of the Qing Dynasty that was perpetuated in the governing policies of Qianlong Emperor. throughout the 18th century, the governing policies of Qianlong Emperor sought to overcome the legacy of Ming Dynasty literature, which was banned from the imperial court and throughout society. The formation of the Qing Dynasty encyclopedia called the Siku Quanshu defined a new era in which Qianlong Emperor would impose a powerful royal imperative to burn books and remove Ming Dynasty literature from the annals of Chinese history....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, Manchu, Forbidden City]

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The Confusions of Pleasure

- Timothy Brook’s book, The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China is a detailed account of the three centuries of the Ming Dynasty in China. The book allows an opportunity to view this prominent time period of Chinese history. Confusions of Pleasure not only chronicles the economic development during the Ming dynasty, but also the resulting cultural and social changes that transform the gentry and merchant class. Brook’s insights highlight the divide between the Ming dynasty’s idealized beliefs, and the realities of its economic expansion and its effects....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Timothy Brook]

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Analysis Of ' Regret For The Past '

- In the beginning half of the 20th century, China experienced an intellectual revolution, known as the May Fourth Movement. Among other things, May Fourth thinkers were passionate about women’s rights, and fought for equality between the sexes. Like in any school of thought, ideas about women and their roles evolved over time. In 1925, Lu Xun wrote “Regret for the Past”, a story about Shih Chuan-Sheng and Tzu-chun, a modern couple whose relationship falls apart. Ten years later, in 1935, the film “New Woman” was released....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Female]

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The And Of The Pharmacy

- The two companies, EastPharma and WestPharma, were the first to be considered. EastPharma will receive max happiness if it is the sole recommendation and it will suffer moderate loss of sales if Condoitin is also suggested. Inversely, WestPharma will gain moderate happiness if recommended alongside Modoxolin and an absolute negative response if only Modoxolin is referred, due to complete loss of sales. Roger would gain a very high level of happiness by receiving the commission, allowing renovations to be made at the pharmacy, and have a moderately negative reaction to also providing information on Condoitin....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Virtue]

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Analysis Of The Article ' At Work Of Two Genders ' By Sasha Zimmerman

- We All are Equal Have you ever been in a position when you just did not feel comfortable with yourself. Well, that is how transgender people feel all the time. Until they actually become the person they are completely comfortable being. Transgender cannot control the way they feel and they just want to be able to express them self’s without judgment. The article “At Work in Two Genders” by Sasha Zimmerman is a persuasive article because it vividly represents Ethos, Logos and Pathos. The author wants the reader to understand and believe trans genders are just normal people and they should not be treated differently and be despised by anyone because of their personal choice, they work hard j...   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Woman, Gender role]

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Lessons of Life in Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

- Lessons for Life in Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures In a world of constant evolution, a new generation of students deserves a contemporary education that will prepare them both academically and emotionally for the rest of their life. Vincent Lam’s novel, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, exhibits many traits that are beneficial to a 4U English class. Firstly, one of the main characters has a tragic flaw that negatively changes his way of life, similar to Hamlet and Amir studied earlier in the course....   [tags: rejection, nature, benevolence]

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Racism And Gender Discrimination Motivated

- Tiana’s experience in racism and gender discrimination motivated her to pay more effort to study in order to fight for the equality. Tiana is an African-American woman, who had often experienced racial and gender discrimination in past years. “Once I failed the math exam in my middle school, my white classmates laughed at me, saying that ‘you, African American, are stupid.’ They thought black people lacked sufficient intelligence to participate or compete on an equal basis in society with white Americans,” Tiana said....   [tags: Discrimination, Racism, Gender, Sociology]

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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea

- ... These treasure ships or bao chuan were built in the docks of Nanjing and the first voyage consisted of 317 ships that were up to 400 hundred feet long (Levathes 21). The sheer size of the bao chuan can be compared to the ships of Columbus and de Gama nearly a century later and a quarter of the size (Levathes 22). Zheng He and his treasure fleet traveled from China to the coast of East Africa, stopping in major ports in the Spice Islands, India, and Arabia. For centuries the Indian Ocean had been a coveted and profitable source of commerce and trade due to the market for spices and textiles especially after the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Zheng He, the silk road]

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The History of European Merchants in China

- The history of the world is bought together by its sophisticated culture and commerce net. Throughout the history, human beings have been taking on varies role in the society, and it has been the human activities kept the history alive, writing down the story of our time. Back in 16th century, an ancient nation was the center of world trading system; this nation attracted countries all over the globe to try to use its cultural and economic superiority for reference, and this nation was China. European countries such as Dutch, England and French had went to Ming and Qing China numerous time, trading had always been their main goal, but the process and strategies have changed throughout the hi...   [tags: international trading activity]

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Shao Mi's Waterfall At Mt. Lu

- Shao Mi’s painting Waterfall at Mt. Lu is part of a longstanding tradition of landscape painting in Chinese art. Mountain landscapes have been used throughout centuries of Chinese painting and have changed dramatically with the popularization of new styles. Although Shao Mi’s style is vastly different from the method of Song, Yuan, or even earlier Ming artists, references to the old masters are apparent in his work. Mt. Lu is a major historical landmark, located in China’s Jiangxi Province, and it served as an important inspiration to scholars, poets, artists, and monks (Wu 153)....   [tags: Art]

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Economic and Political Strategies of China versus Japan

- China and Japan From 1500 to 1800, China and Japan tried to politically and economically established their countries in very different ways. Japan fought war after war for a century before they changed their ways. China on the other hand slowly established a government and used education as a tool to be politically and economically strong. Japan would later do the same. China was one of the most politically and economically strong countries during 1500 – 1800. The state was identified as family....   [tags: Economy Politics Education]

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Global Monetary Depression

- Whether or not one believes that the 17th century global monetary depression actually occurred or if there even was a “general crisis” to begin with, it has been widely apparent that from 1601 to 1680, a transformation in economic history and a decline in transnational finance was underway. We cannot mistaken—though richly diverse the economy—a specific geographical region as if it fiscally rose or declined in isolation. Comparative studies are crucial; however, “it is yet another argument against the narrow parochialism which still afflicts the teaching of history in too many universities” (Aston 3)....   [tags: World History, Chinese Economy]

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Systematic Training in the Skills of Virginia Satir

- Family Map Father – Mr. Ho Mother – Mrs. Ho The eldest son – Man Little son – Siu-ming The family of origin’s influence Satir mentioned that parental style of communication, family rules and family position are greatly influenced by their family of origin. They bring together what they learned in their own family implicitly and explicitly and formulated the context of their family now. (Rasheed, 2010) In this case, Mrs. and Mrs. Ho’s parental style and attitudes also are influenced by their family of origin....   [tags: The Ho family case]

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History of Central Eurasia by Peter Perdue

- In China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia, Peter Perdue gives a detailed account of the history of central Eurasia from the end of the Yuen dynasty to the successful conquest and incorporation of modern day central Eurasia into china by the early Qing emperors, as well as the implications and legacies this conquest has in the future. This book is written in five parts in a loosely chronological order, each with a distinct theme. Part One, “The Formation of Eurasian States” introduces the three major powers in central Eurasia, China, Russia, and the Zunghar State....   [tags: formation, struggle, power]

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Fighting To Keep Society Alive

- Midterm Essay - History Through the ages, people of diverse cultures have shared various changes to their lives. From their successes to their downfalls, these groups of people wholeheartedly fought to keep their society alive. When the Black Death appeared in China after the Mongols came, the Chinese population fell in astonishing numbers. Ironically, the Black Death was also responsible for killing the Mongol rulers of China. Then, when religious movements predicting the end of the world began to challenge authority, Zhu Yuanzhang rose against Mongol rule....   [tags: Culture]

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Struggling for The Ideal Society

- Through the ages, people of many cultures have gone through changes in their society. All of these changes were made in order to make either the rulers or the people of the lands satisfied. From China’s maritime supervisor to the East India Company, everyone made efforts to “improve” their worlds specifically for their own desires. As a result, opposing teams took action to fight for what they believed in, and only the stronger parties were successful in the end. When the Black Death appeared in China after the Mongols came, the Chinese population fell in astonishing numbers....   [tags: Culture]

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Composition Of Qianlong 's Education

- Qianlong’s education started at a very young age and was said to have been a child prodigy that by the age of six had learned Chinese characters, and commence his study under a tutor at the age of seven and studied all the Chinese classics with Hanlin scholars. As well as legendary rulers of the Chinese antiquity, Qianlong’s models were those of highly educated, usually referred to literati. Literati were scholars with high intelligence that aimed for ‘ya’, which meant elegance of thought, strong sense of character with the goal of living a simple life ....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Han Chinese]

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Empires During The 1420- 1700

- Empires during the 1420- 1700 went through extreme highs and lows. Many of these empires built there economic influence and political influence on the extraction of African people from their homes and enslaving them to a life of complete servitude one they would live for a lifetime and generations of their kin after them. As empires seeked to explore unknown lands they went to uncharted territories exploring the resources in these lands and many times tried using the native people there to do all the work taking on many cruel means to extract their needs while giving not much in return....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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Ray Huang’s book 1587: A Year of No Significance

-      The title of Ray Huang’s book 1587: A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty Decline suggests that this book is a work based on a single year in which little occurred. But in reality, Huang’s look at the events of 1587 demonstrate the complex workings of the leadership during the decline of the Ming dynasty, giving the reader an insight into the societal structure, the governmental process, and the mistakes that occurred systematically to enhance the progression towards the seemingly inevitable downfall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Entrance of the Europeans to Asian Sea Trading Network

- 1.) As a whole, the entry of the Europeans into the Asian sea trading network had relatively little effect on the entire system. The entry of the Europeans into the network led to the establishment of new trade routes in the Indian Ocean to the southern Atlantic near the Cape of Good Hope. In water, the Europeans were superior militarily, but on land against fortified Asian settlements, the Asians far surpassed the Europeans technologically. The only superior items that the Europeans had were small, fast sea vessels such as caravels, clocks, and weaponry....   [tags: indian ocean, new trade, neo confucians]

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The Moving of the Lim Family Documentary

- ... It starts off with the usual ritual; placing of food offerings, pouring out wine into red cups and burning of incense and hell notes. Family members take turns paying their respect to Teck Huat and Xu Hui, wishing that they are having good afterlives, asking for their blessings and perhaps, even asking for their forgiveness for what they are going to do later in the day. The Sun hangs high over their heads when the ritual is over and the dreaded first shovel strikes the soils. This year, they are going to exhume the graves of their parents to make space for national development of Singapore....   [tags: singapore, traditions, exhumations]

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World Focus on the Shanghainese During the World Expo in 2010

- Several years ago, when talking about Shanghainese, most fellow-countrymen held a low opinion. In their eyes, being shrewd, mean and narrow-minded is typical of Shanghainese. Shanghainese are penny wise, but pound foolish. However, in recent years, the image of Shanghainese has undergone a gradual change. One of my friends who come from Sichuan told me that after nearly 2 years' study here, his stereotype of Shanghainese has been totally broken. We now have another reason to love Shanghai and Reeb Beer is not the only choice....   [tags: Free Example Essays]

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A Comparion of Two Musems on Hong Kong´s Maritime History

- In November, I visited two museums about Hong Kong’s maritime history, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and Hong Kong Maritime Museum respectively. Though the details of their exhibition are quite similar, many differences can be found between them as Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is officially organised, while Hong Kong Maritime Museum is private. The report will compare their similarities and differences in various aspects. About the operation of two museums, the obvious difference is that Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence belongs to the government, but Hong Kong Maritime Museum is private....   [tags: organized, private, musems]

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Work of the Christian Missionaries: Converting China to Christianity

- The Christian missionaries knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Going to China at the time was a one way trip to an unknown land. The task of converting China to Christianity was rife with challenges due to continued resistance to any sort of outside influence that was a tradition of China for many years. Never-the-less the missionaries still went to China and by leveraging what advantages they could find, they were able to find some measure of success over the years. One of the men who made so much headway in China was a Jesuit named Ricci....   [tags: religion, china]

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what if china discovered america?

- During the 15th century, the Chinese had one of the most advanced naval fleets known to man. As a result, China was able to establish many trade routes to places such as Africa, India, Singapore, etc… If the Chinese wanted to, they could have sailed all the way to Europe and even as far as North America. However, the Chinese ran into some political problems that prevented explorations in the future. If they had continued their voyages, it would have been possible for them to have discovered the New World before Columbus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Story of Juana’s Musical Life

- Once upon a time there lived a girl named Juana Corio. Her mom had decided long before she was born that all of her children would play piano, so as soon as Juana started kindergarten, her piano lessons started as well. Being a very enthusiastic 5-year-old, Juana enjoyed the first several weeks of practice. Then it began to be monotonous. For the next 5 years, she despised playing the piano with all her heart. Most of her lessons were spent sitting on the piano bench next to her mom crying tears of frustration until she couldn’t even read the music....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Profits from Conquests in the Americas

- When European powers like Spain, Portugal, and Britain conquered the Americas, it brought them access to the global trading networks. Japan also rose in power because of their richly-filled silver mines. From the mid-sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century, this increase in conquest helped the Spanish in increasing silver production and the Japanese also had direct access to silver mines as well, which helped with their initial economies but only worsened the conditions of the lower class individuals being exploited....   [tags: trade, economy, silver]

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Global Warming Will Not Stop Anytime

- There is no doubt that global warming will not stop anytime soon as carbon has a life of around 100 years and more potent greenhouse gases have even longer lifespan. To counter this is the idea of climate engineering. Climate engineering can be as common sense as planting forests, changes in land use to reflective satellites. The idea of climate engineering is controversial as one of the articles in this paper describes it as “hubris” that we can predict and change the global climate to our liking (Meyer, Uhle, 2015)....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Oxygen, Ocean]

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A Biography Of My Grandfather

- I did my biography on my grandfather. He was a very successful man who was in the air force. My great grandfather was Guo-Liang Chang. He was working under china's spy system(like the CIA in USA). At the time, China was against Japan, fighting in World War 2. My grandfather was born in December 24th, 1921. He was born in Hunan State in China. His name is Jer-Shian Chang. He was an only child but he had many step-brothers and step-sisters but they always picked on him. It was very peaceful from childhood to high school....   [tags: China, war, planes]

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Popular Chinese Festivals

- Hong Kong's straight-laced, buttoned-down business reputation suggests a city that's idea of a party is champagne, cheeseboards, and soothing music. But don't be fooled. Beneath their suits, Hong Kong people have a party animal ready to escape—and it frequently does. Hong Kong has long been a stronghold of Chinese culture and its traditional festivals are celebrated with energy, color, and lots of noise. Because most Chinese festivals are linked to the phases of the moon, festivals don't have any fixed date....   [tags: celebrations, party, ancestors]

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Analysis Of Toni Morrison 's ' Beloved ' And ' Pain And The Unmaking Of Self '

- Pain can be described as feeling hurt by something or someone. The suffering can be everlasting, short, physically, or mentally. Kristin Boudreau’s article, Pain and the Unmaking of Self in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, depicts how pain can be channeled throughout people’s life. This pain can also lead to suffering to not only themselves, but everyone. Carl Jung’s archetypes can be expressed through many events in Beloved. These two words demonstrate the lives and events that these characters had been thorugh....   [tags: Suffering, Pain, Torture]

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Survival of the Fittest and the History of Taiwan and Political Powers

- Darwin's law of natural selection reveals that the natural world is indeed a brutal place, where those unfit for their environment will be supplanted by the better adapted. Just as the Galapagos Islands showcased the process of evolution within the natural world, the island of Taiwan has been a petri dish for natural selection of the political sphere even as the first western powers showed interest in the island. This early pre 1750s period of Taiwanese history had the factions of the Taiwanese Aborigines, Chinese and Dutch all striving for control over the island....   [tags: Aborigines, Dutch, Chinese]

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The Traditional Culture of Asian Civilizations from 1500 to 1700

- Do you feel that Asian Civilizations from 1500 to 1700 veered towards modernity or careened back toward traditional culture. From the 16th to 18th century, the prominent Asian Civilizations were the Mughal Empire, the Ming Dynasty of China and the Edo Period of Japan. There was an obvious trend that these empires leaned toward traditional culture mainly because of political influences. Although there were also several aspects of each society such as the more important role of women in the Mughal Empire, the interactions of the Jesuits with China and Japan that might be indicative of modernity or act as a precursor to modern values, the reversion of traditional culture in each civilization...   [tags: world history]

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Influential Scenic Designers in the History of Technical Theater Design

- The specialization and individualized professions in the field of Technical Theatre are relatively new to the stage in comparison to the period of time in which the art of Theatre has grown. Aiding in the development of concentrated professions such as scenic design has been a plethora of talented, skillful, intelligent and highly driven individuals. Among these influential fountains of creativity have been John Lee Beatty, Eugene Lee, Boris Aronson, Ming Cho Lee, Jo Mielziner, Tony Walton, Robin Wager, John Napier, Santo Loquasto, Heidi Landesman, and Julie Taymor along with many more....   [tags: theatre, drama]

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Account for the Collapse of the Chinese Empire in 1911

- China was once a strong and stable Empire many emperor from past ruled on china most of them ruled for long time and some of them for less time some famous ruler such as Nurhaci (1559–1626) but it began its decline in the 1500s and continued until modern times the last empire was Qing Empire that collapse in 1911. The main reason for empire collapse was refusal to trade with other countries, an uprising against foreign control, and the effect from a change of monarchy to a democracy. The Qing Empire (1644-1912) was the very last great dynastic empire to rule the china....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, the last Emperor]

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Islamic Banking Practices Compared to Conventional Banking Practices

- ... This study examines the principles and criteria Islamic banking operates in providing their financial services which make different from those of conventional banks. The Methodology To find out more about the usage of profit-loss sharing paradigm in Islamic banking system, the researcher will consider the long-run relation and the short-run dynamics between conventional deposit rates and Islamic investment rates. To investigate about the profit-and-loss sharing paradigm, we follow (Chong & Ming-Hua, 2009) long-run and short-run principles and efficiencies tests to compare the conventional deposit rates with those of Islamic banking rates....   [tags: interest, sharing, integration, loans]

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The Grand Archetectual Presence of the Louvre Palace

- ... When reopened the collection of works was massively increased under Napoleons reign and the museum was renamed ‘Musée Napoléon’. After Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo a large amount of the existing works that were seized by his armies were returned to their original owners and the Louvre’s name was restored. Following this the collection was increased during the reigns of Louise XVIII and Charles X, but it was the Second French Empire that made a vast difference gaining the museum around 20,000 pieces....   [tags: renovations, museum, structure]

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Gender Inequality Between Female And Female Education

- Like the rest of the world, gender inequality in education has been a large problem in China, but scholars have noted that it in the last several decades’ gender inequality has been decreasing because of economic growth. Dong Qiang et al. states that through their research findings, they have discovered that the inability to read or write was commonly found in females and that men were more likely to have higher education and more years of schooling, but now thanks to economic growth the differences between male and female education opportunities have been decreasing (72)....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Higher education]

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The Remuneration Committee For Corporate Goals

- The remuneration committee plays an essential role in making recommendations to the Board on company policies, structuring for directors’ and senior management remuneration and reviewing the special remuneration packages of individual executive directors regarding to corporate goals. (Chinese Energy Holdings Limited 2015). An effective remuneration committee must avoid conflicts of interest and be prepared to manage the gap between the expectations of executives, the company and its stakeholders (Institute of Directors in Southern Africa 2014)....   [tags: Corporate governance, Board of directors]

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Cultural Disparities in Ancient China

- In the three and a half centuries between the end of the Han dynasty and the beginning of the Sui dynasty, China once again found itself in a period of disunity. This period of martial wu was characterized by chaos, division, and warfare between the north and the south. This era, like that of the Eastern Zhao, cherished unity because of its constant state of chaos. Disunity among the Chinese people fostered a diversity of voices and opinions. In 618, the Tang Dynasty came to power and the fusion of Han and Hu ensued....   [tags: Dynasties, Culture Adaptation, Ancient History]

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The Cessation of Chinese Exploration

- China started exploration from 2nd century to 15th century. Historians have different explanations about exploration in China in terms of socio-economic, political and social values. In terms of socio-economic values, it was told to be for trade and to create allies. Political reason suggested their interest in showing off their power and wealth. Similarly, social cause showed their Knowledge about ocean-exploration, ship-building and an ambitious explorer as the main cause for exploration. Chinese nautical technology was more advanced than Europeans, so China should have done more international trade, colonized more land and expanded more territories than Europeans....   [tags: history, Far East, politics]

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Early Contributions of Ancient Empires

- Early Contributions of Ancient Empires At various times between the fifth and seventeenth centuries, civilizations developed and produced significant contributions in the areas of political systems and leadership, economic and technological developments, social structures, and the intellectual life, specifically art, music, literature, science, philosophy, and religion. The Ottomans drew strength from their origins as ghazis. The ghazi principle fueled their urge for conquest and then helped them to structure their developing society....   [tags: Papers]

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