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. Before imperialism, life in China was simple and self-sufficient.
1. Describe the key factors in the Sui-Tang era that made for the restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil? The restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil was made possible through the reestablishment of a centralized empire, the revival of Confucian ideas and the enhancement of the scholar-gentry administrators. The creation of a bureaucracy allowed for control from the imperial palace all the down to district level. To have effective administrators to run the bureaucracy, the civil service exam was a must.
The California Gold Rush was amongst one of the many attractions that America offered. However, the Chinese immigrants had many difficulties on their way to following the American Dream. An obstacle they had to overcome was the laws of their imperial monarchy of the time, the Qing dynasty of China. Their rule, which lasted from 1875 to 1908, had opposing views on the working class of China migrating to America and is what postponed immigration for many Chinese people. Those who were able to immigrate were second and third class and often came without much wealth, enduring the poor living conditions on their transportation, with small cabins and terrible food.
Peter’s 20 Minutes Speech: Basic Outline 1. Teach the students about raising hands to answer questions and how this practice is typical in America. 2. Discuss the reasons why we came to teach in China (an amalgamation of each teachers’ reasons) • To share our native speaking knowledge with students who want to improve their English skills on all fronts (reading, writing, speaking, etc.) • To learn Chinese: Peter can speak a sentence or two to demonstrate his Mandarin skills • To travel • To gain cultural awareness 3.
When the American Congress passed these laws to curb Chinese immigration, the Chinese population in decreased from over 140,000 to 75,000. The Chinese family life became difficult, with husbands working in the Unites States, while wives and children stayed in China. Most Chinese Americans linked the divided and weakened China to the unfair treatment of Chinese people in America. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first immigration law on the basis of race in American history. It set a precedent that unfair treatment of another race was alright in America.
This means that if this was the purpose of his trade voyages, then Zheng He succeeded in his mission. However, as mentioned previously, this took a lot of resources and in result, China turned to isolation in the year of 1433 (Beck). Commerce is linked to the building of the Chinese empire because Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim, went out to share gifts to show Chinese superiority. The Chinese also had the capability to build roads and wells for other countries. When other empires saw China’s wealth and power, more than 16 countries gave tribute to the Ming court (Beck).
The 1st and 2nd centuries B.C.E. were an influential tipping point in history. Obviously there lies a reason why this is the time in history where we move into the common era. A growing dissatisfaction around the world on how empires ruled led to some large, influential administrations falling. Some groups that entered the power vacuum include the Han Dynasty in China and the emergence of an imperial Rome.
Sui Yangdi was the emperor of the Sui Dynasty, established by his father Yang Jian, “after nearly four centuries of internal division” (Duiker and Spielvogel 314; ed.8) that was left after the fall of the Han. Both Yangdi and his father were well known for their construction projects such as the Great Canal. The Sui also affected the nearby countries by putting them on guard, as Yangdi tried to conquer its nearby neighbor countries despite failing multiple times. The goal of this paper is to describe how the Yangdi came to power, his legacy to the Chinese and his effect on outside civilizations. As previously stated, the Sui dynasty came to be after China was in a period of instability, thus the fact that it was able to be rejoined was a huge achievement for the empire.
Undertaking my bachelor degree in the first Sino foreign university, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), is the first step for me to engage in cross-cultural communication as a learner. The adapting to a western education system requires students, who received over 12 years traditional Chinese education, to use their transferable learning skills within a totally different teaching and learning style. At the beginning, I was faced with difficulties because of many differences in assessment system, attitudes towards answers, student-teacher relationship, and degree of participation. Although the first year of the university is about foundational modules for academic writing, presentations and research, I think the learning would have been more effective if the university had provided students with relevant courses in cross-cultural
The main reason the Chinese came to America was to prosper, but there was also an alternative motive, to escape from a war torn China. As mentioned in Takaki 's book A Different Mirror, it says “Many sought sanctuary from intense conflicts in China caused by the British Opium Wars” (Takaki, 192). China’s lost in the British Opium War weaken its defenses, and many other countries followed Britain taking over trade ports. This led to a weaken economy mentioned in A Different Mirror, which states “Harsh economic conditions also drove Chinese migrants to seek survival in America. Qing government imposed high taxes on peasant farmer; unable to pay these taxes, many of them lost their lands” (Takaki, 192).