Eleanore Smukler P. 2 Current events 11/9/17 Current Events # 3 The Terracotta army was discovered in 1974 and was believed to be one of China’s greatest creations, or so it has seemed that way for decades.What if it is possible that china’s artwork was just a copy of ancient Greece's artwork and sculptures? Scientists have just recently discovered that there may have been more interactions between ancient Greece and China than they previously thought there to be. It is a fact that Alexander the Great had entered China after conquering India and had influenced the Chinese architects and sculptors. It is also suggested that not only did the greeks influence China for the Terracotta army, but it also helped China build it. “I imagine that a Greek Sculptor may have been at the site to train the locals…” This shows the importance of Greek influences all across
K’ang-hsi was an extremely successful emperor during his reign. Coming to power at the age of eight, K’ang-hsi has one of the longest reigns to date. This notable Manchu emperor of the Qing Dynasty ruled for sixty-one years from 1661-1722. K’ang-hsi was the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty and helped restore China’s wealth. In addition to upholding the traditions of China, K’ang-hsi was also the reason for many positive social and economic changes for China.
Many people practice a religion because they desire order in their lives. However, there are many religions, each with their own belief systems. In Philip Kapleau’s Three Pillars of Zen, Harada-roshi explains the concept of Buddhist spirituality to an American businessman. Harada-roshi tells him, “You must break out of your self-imprisonment…you must put your mind in your hara and breathe only mu in and out…The center of the universe is in the pit of your belly!” From reading this quote, it’s evident that Zen Buddhism focuses on the individual. This idea that the self is one with the universe, differs from concepts in western religions.
Additionally, the Four Noble Truths creates an insight on the truth of reality revealing the existence of Dukkha. However, adherents are able to prevent the understanding of the Four Noble Truths ending the existence of Dukkha by giving up their desires and possessions. To do so, adherents must follow the Eightfold path, a spiritual
Over time, China’s Christianity population has increased. Today there are 54 million people in China who follow Christianity. To conclude, Christianity wasn’t always big in China until the Christian missionaries arrived. The trade between the China and the Brits were a success at the time. Christianity is one of the biggest religions in China today.
As enlightenment is the ultimate goal for these religions, Hindus call it achieving moksha and Buddhists and Jains, nirvana. All three religions believe that whether it is to end the cycle of rebirth, or to live a better life in the next birth one must wipe clean all their karma. Karma is usually due to attachments, as mentioned earlier in this essay to how the Bhagavad Gita connects attachments and karma. In the Ramayana, when Rama, Sita and Lakshmana discussed karma, Lakshmana had said “All events in our lives are reactions to past actions”(Lakshmana in C.K., 122), Rama replied saying “Events are events. Humans qualify them as good or bad.”(Rama in C.K., 122) Contrary to this is what Prasannamati Mataji had mentioned in The Nun’s Tale, “Jains, however, conceive of karma as a fine material substance that physically attaches itself to the soul, polluting and obscuring its potential for bliss by weighing it down with pride, anger, delusion and greed, and so preventing it from reaching it’s ultimate destination at the summit of the universe.”(Dalrymple, 2009:10) Pride, anger delusion and greed all being causes of attachment.
Japanese early painting has been under the influence of the Chinese culture. New and Japanese styles were established and painting schools were well-known. Each school trained their own style. But the Chinese influence continued strong until the beginning of the Edo period (1603-1867). Chinese culture had been influencing a lot, such as Buddhist spiritual image, an ink-wash canvas of landscape, and writing of ideographs.
China Hello, my name is Brady Spencer, I am a Smart Travel advisor and I’m here today to talk to you about travelling to China and the potential risks involved in traveling there. China is located in Asia and has a population of about 1.4 billion people, if you are considering visiting there you should consider learning some basic Mandarin as it is the most common language you will encounter there. The main religions of China include Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. The most common currency in China is Yuan, which is about 4.98 yuan to the Australian dollar. China has many different attractions you can visit, one of the most popular being The Great Wall of China one of the most iconic symbols of china and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Tea in China is not only a beverage, I 've come to understand that it is a great deal more than that; it 's an art, a custom, and above all a lifestyle. For over 3000 years humankind has been developing a plant that has incited poems, led to the foundation of trade routes and molded human civilization. With its foundations in China, the tea plant has a rich history, and is encompassed by a fascinating culture. During my travel to Hangzhou, my Chinese friends told me interesting stories of China, and the legend of Shen Nong, the “divine farmer”, who taught the Chinese the art of growing tea leaves and agriculture as a whole. The official origins of tea can be traced down to southwestern China in the Yunnan province, where it was first used
The traditional Chinese cultures have a development process for thousand years, now we are creating another kind of traditional culture especially under the wave of globalization. Although the form of expressing or performing the culture experienced some changes but the basic idea and belief behind rarely changed. To promote Chinese culture we would refer to the essence of Chinese wisdom so the following is actual practicing of different dimensions of Chinese traditions which show the beauty of China. The family concept is the essence of Chinese culture. From ancient China to modern, the idea of family is always associated with love and harmonious which is also the basis of our nation and our country, therefore, I would like to include this