1. God is the creator of the universe and all things. Because He created time, He is unchanging. He is the same today, yesterday, 4000 years ago, and 4000 years into the future. God is not surprised by history or human actions. God is eternal, meaning not simply that He lives forever but that He has always existed. God is bound to His promises and His curses because having created the law, He is perfect and is unable to break them, unlike us in our sinful nature.
Medieval Europe and Tokugawa Japan lived in seclusion to each other, and yet there were many uncanny similarities between Tokugawa Japan and Medieval Europe.
For the Americans, imperializing China was a way to keep European countries from colonizing it and gaining too much power. For the Europeans, it was a great economic investment. But from the Chinese point of view, the foreigners were evil and out to destroy their ancient culture. European imperialism has had a long standing impact on Chinese society today, being both good and bad.
From 1848 to 1849, Hungary fought for independence against the Austrian Empire. The Hungarians were able to win the revolution therefore becoming independent from the Austrian Empire. The United States declines to give aid to Hungarian patriots in 1849 is an example of isolationism. The definition of isolationism is a policy of refraining from involvement in global affairs. Well the US did not take part in helping the Hungarian patriots in their fight for independence therefore meaning refraining from involvement in global affairs.
Japan’s Tokugawa (or Edo) period, lasted from 1603 to 1867. This was the final era of the traditional Japanese government before the modern era. The Qin dynasty lasted from 221-206BC. Thought it was brief, it was very important in Chinese history. The main weakness of the Tokugawa was an internal crisis and Western intrusion. However, the Tokugawa had a great economy, commerce and manufacturing industry. The strengths of the Qing Dynasty were the ability to improve methods of irrigation, which increased farm production. However, the military was still not strong enough to protect against few invasions. In addition, the population was increasing rapidly, and the government was too weak to police and protect all of the people.
Both the governments of Mughal in India and Tokugawa in Japan seem important in their own right. Mughal in India began to embrace Christianity under the rule of Akbar. India allowed the visitation of Europeans. Europeans could come and learn without any opposition. This was a new beginning for both civilizations. Trade would eventually impact the Europeans and the people of India. Though, is there more to what happened during the Mughal dynasty? There were more wars in the Mughal dynasty. By looking at personal journals of the rulers in India, an individual can see that the Mughals had many strategies to outwit their enemies. The rule in Tokugawa in Japan seems to differ then the Mughal rule in India. Japan during this rule forbidden the imports
China welcomed the foreign trade but western merchants had no privileges in china . Japan was stricter than china and only allowed commerce with the dutch and they only had access to one port. The situations the westerns were put in with the strictness of the trade didn't last for long and lord Napier was sent by Britain to pressure
Japan and Korea were able to advance their way of life due to the broad acceptance of the Chinese culture. The cultural exchange resulted from immigration and trade within the region of East Asia. Japan and Korea were very assertive in maintaining the relationship among countries within the continent which assisted in maintaining strong and consistent trading. Trade originated in East Asia as early as the first century. Trade in China began in the regions of Han; the downfall of the Han dynasty resulted in regional division within East Asia. This division produced political maturity within the regions of East Asia. In 589, the Sui dynasty was established; this dynasty's goal was to reunite China with the other regions. As a result, the Chinese were then able to trade with other regions which made them become a successful model later on. After achieving a long history of success, China’s cultural methods greatly influenced Japan, Korea, and also acted as a good example for many other countries in the world. China influenced Japan and Korea through religion, art, government, architecture, and much more. When China's influences took place with both Korea and Japan, the practices created similar/different societies using the same techniques. China had strong ties with Japan and Korea due to regional trading; it's apparent that the Chinese culture had a significant impression upon the cultures of both
Healthy international relations are important for a country who wants to be a strong world power. Involvement with other countries usually strengthens economy, trade, knowledge, and many more aspects prevalent to everyday life. Commodore Matthew Perry first arrived to a then isolated country for the first time on July 8, 1853. Japan had been isolated since 1639 due to the ban of trade with most countries, traveling internationally, and with the ban of foreign books. Japan had been cut off from most other countries for nearly two hundred years. The Tokugawa Shogunate (leaders) were fearful of foreign aggression and the spread of Christianity. Most foreigners and all priests were expelled from the country, and the citizens of Japan were forbidden
The Opium Wars came from China 's attempts to suppress the trade and consumption f Opium. The first war took place from 1839 to 1842 and the second war was from 1856 to 1860. The Opium wars marked a new beginning in terms of China’s relationship with the west. Regular trade had been going on with the British since the arrival of the Portuguese in the 1600’s. As European economic power rose, Chines goods such as silk, porcelain and tea became highly sought after. However, at the time Britain had no Chinese product that created a greater demand than tea, with which the British fell madly in love with. Two problems occurred, firstly, British merchants were highly restricted in China. They were forced to stay in a small port town near Canton, and
The Han dynasty Empire and the Roman empire stood large and mighty at the start of the Common Era, with the two kingdoms controlling an unprecedented mass amount of populations under their reign. Both kingdoms rose as predecessors from previous political systems that extended lands under one rule, with the Roman Republic expansion in Europe after the Punic wars and the Qin state achieving conquest over six other nearby states creating the first imperial China in east Asia. The heavy hand of the Qin dynasty and the assassination of Rome’s beloved general, Julius Caesar, by the Roman senate, threw both kingdoms into rebellion, ushering in centuries of imperialistic rule for both in their respective timelines. Both developed innovations in city development and Military conquest that nations looked to for millenniums to come.
Politics and social class in Classical China was quite different compared to Classical India. At this time, politics in the ancient time was mostly monarchy and created a strong bureaucracy. Monarchy in Classical China were mostly based upon of the fact of the dynasties. Some famous emperors from this time was Qin Shi Huangdi from the Qin Dynasty and Wu Ti from the Han Dynasty. Qin Shi Huangdi centralized government by putting his people and the system was based on loyalty, trust. Wu Ti expanded the Chinese territory which brought peace and prospered. Their bureaucracy had many different parts and if someone died, they would’ve just plugged in someone else in their place. People who wanted to be a bureaucrat had to take the civil service exam,
The Dream of Trade Throughout the 19th century, Americans dreamed of exploiting China 's market. Especially after the United States expanded to the West Coast, prospects for a lucrative and expanding Far Eastern trade energized U.S. merchants and manufacturers. However China 's imperial government took steps to discourage international trade. When U.S. merchant ships first began arriving in the Far East in the 1780s, they were restricted to trading only through Hong Kong, on the South Coast of China. That restriction persisted for another half century, preventing the China trade from rising above a minute percent of U.S. global commerce. During that period, the U.S. government demonstrated little interest in the China market. Although it routinely filled the post of U.S. consul in China. Samuel Shaw, the first such consul, was appointed in the 1780s. Despite
Global trading increased the spread of people, which also increased the spread of religion and culture. Some people didn’t find this beneficial due to difference in religion and many traders were imprisoned. However, governor of Sijilmasa said, “The
In the early 1900s, due to Imperial Japan’s struggling transition from the feudal era to the modern era, Japanese immigrants were flooding into the West coast of America. Fearful of the rising number of Japanese immigrants, Americans would proceed to try and eradicate the “yellow peril”, leading to prejudiced exchanges and racist encounters with the Japanese-Americans. These encounters would drastically affect the Japanese-American community and ultimately lead to their internment during WWII.