Taoism is a religion from China that believed death is simply the transportation from being living to nonliving. Before the Yuan dynasty began, the Song dynasty ruled parts of China. Following the Yuan dynasty came the Ming dynasty. Today, the Yuan dynasty is known for the Yuan coins, and dollars. The Yuan Dharma is the most outstanding literary pieces in China.
Writing System: The Shang set up the first Chinese writing system that while originally depicted pictures of objects, became simplified over time with each character representing a one-syllable word for an object or ideas. The several hundred written symbols were used to write messages on oracle bones and lay the foundation for China’s modern writing system. Bronze works: The Shang mastered the piece-mold casting technique used to make bronze ritual vessels. This technique allowed numerous vessels to be made from a single mold and is recognized by some art experts to have led to the creation of some of the best bronze works.
It’s put on jewelry, sweatshirts, socks even. Books have been written about it, people have focused entire careers on it even, but what really is the theory of the Yin and the Yang? Numerous misconceptions have been made about the philosophy, ranging from the meaning of the words all the way to the what the entire philosophy is based on (Derek). The true Yin and Yang philosophy is over 5000 years old (Dunas), and it comes from the ancient Chinese people who “were greatly interested in the relationship and patterns that occurred in nature” (Integrated Chinese Medical Holdings Ltd). While Eurocentric ideologies have morphed their faith into a vision of a world filled with only good and evil, the Chinese expanded their vision to see the world not just as a whole, but as a combination of “two relative aspects of the same phenomena.” (Integrated Chinese Medical Holdings Ltd).
Chi Yu is known as one of the founding fathers of China. Athena is indeed well know but not as highly worshiped as Chi Yu. Like /shou, she a the godess of wisdom and ,like Chi Yu, she is a godess of war. Many diffrent mythologies resemble the Greek goddess Athena, but none of them match up to her level perfectly. Athena’s focus is more on protecting the soldiers in battle rather than the other gods who only care about winning the war no matter the cost.
Thesis: The Chinese Exclusion Act. A document that was first signed in 1882 by President Chester A. Arthur. This was and still is important because it was the first law that restricted immigration into the United States. This document was signed because Congress was concerned about keeping white “racial purity,” even though the Chinese population consisted of only 0.002 (two thousandths) percent of the whole population. The Act was first signed in 1882, and carried on for ten more years.
Throughout time humans have constructed several different forms of walls. The Great Wall of China is the longest wall known to man. The wall was initially constructed to keep northern invaders out of china. Similar to the Great Wall of China all walls, barriers and enclosures, generally serve the same purpose, to protect and keep the unwanted out. In “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, the wall he constantly refers to is a symbolic representation of emotional barriers that humans put up, even though they inherently want to be emotionally accessible.
Retracing back to my ethnic history, Hmong people was a minority group that originally originated in China and slowly spread to Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, United States, Australia, and France. It was never identified if the Hmong people had their own country or if they were part of the Chinese lineage whom had become a minority group of their own with its own language and culture. It is found that, the Hmong cultural last names consist of 18 different last names and were very similar to the Chinese last names. As to that there are still Hmong people who live in China mainland. For this reason, it had been a belief that the Hmong cultural did exist from China and had ancestors who were monarchs.
Albert Dien’s Six Dynasties Civilization goes through a career’s worth of information while also offering an invitation to a scholarly study of early Medieval China. It takes on the task of describing the material culture of the period. In his introduction, Dien tells readers the purpose of this work stating "It is hoped that this volume will be a start in coming to grips with the material culture of the period and will help further our understanding of Chinese society during this so-called Dark Age between the better known dynasties of the Han and the Tang” (Dien viii). The book starts by giving a general overview of the historical setting of the era, as well as providing insight on the important social and political issues, the culture of
Ancient China, just like the rest of the world, was shaped by people. Everyone from the lowest class to the highest nobles played an important part, but some had an especially significant role in changing history’s path. One of these people was a man named Kong Qui, or, as he’s better known in the Western world, Confucius. He was born in 551 B.C. in the Lu state of China.
This audience is believed to be his sell mates, and through one of the cell mates whom had written down the stories, and the result of this came to be known as the travels of Marco Polo. Marco Polo became Europe’s primary source of information about China until the 19th century, and even since then people did not completely believe his stories as he did not write it himself, they are of no value as sources of what he observed on his travels. Many doubt Polo going to China as his stories do not mention for example the Great Wall, and many other advances during his time there and even before he reached there. Although Polo’s credit of being in China is believed to have been due to one of the things he had brought back such as printing and explosive