As written in Doc. 1 by a Han government official, China searched for ways to apply their technologies in the most efficient way possible, without much labor, and to benefit the laborers as well. Doc. 4 from a history book sponsored by the Han government, states that China aimed to make work easier for the laborers, to increase the efficiency. Both documents show Han China in a bright light, and that may be because they are written or sponsored by Han government officials.
China and India could easily become a totalitarian regime because these countries have a huge population where many still not politically organized. Because of that great masses are superfluous and can be sacrificed for the greater good of the rest (Arendt 9). One could add that these societies consist of a lot of different ethnicity which with the use of an ideology could be politically united. The Chinese government is already since decades busy creating unity and using communism as their ideology. Although China is by far not a totalitarian regime.
Often times this can be seen throughout history, especially in the United States, many cases such as the immigration of the Chinese and Irish back in the late 19th century and early 20th century. When immigrants tried to assimilate into the western culture while still preserving their cultural many were excluded and even faced hardships such as unemployment, homelessness, and in extreme cases even death. In the book, At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-194, written by Erika Lee, examples of the hardships and unwelcoming arms of America to the Chinese and their culture are discussed in a tremendous amount detail. The nature of this act was cruel and did not allow for the Chinese to excel in a land of freedom and opportunity, instead, the act strictly prohibited the Chinese becoming citizens. “The Chinese Exclusion Act, passed in 1882, barred all Chinese laborers from entering the country for ten years and prohibited Chinese immigrants from becoming naturalized citizens.” Correspondingly, this has also occurred in quite a few other cultures, including the Irish, as mentioned before, and a more commonly known example which is the disapproval and genocide of the Native American people and their cultural.
Kang Youwei specifically addresses the emperor in the inscription by using words such as, “your majesty”. As a result of the chosen audience, reliability of the source may be affected as the author may try to exaggerate and embellish facts in order to convince the emperor to take action. The emperor did receive this inscription with an attitude to implement the government reforms the inscription addresses, as firstly just like many other individuals in China at that period, the emperor was also undoubtedly distressed about the situation in China. Hence, he was seeking for solutions to make the situation at hand better. Secondly, this inscription is not extremely radical, as it does not completely discard Confucian teachings, which may have made the emperor like it better.
The years of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty were a golden age for Chinese philosophy. Confucius lived during this era, teaching his ideals of duty to society, individual virtue, and tradition. Also in this period, a philosopher named Laozi founded Taoism, which emphasized passivity and social inaction to achieve individual peace. On the other hand, philosophers who advocated Legalism claimed that the state was much more important than the individual and that individuals had to conform completely to the decrees of their supreme rulers. Finally, Mohism was a philosophy that advocated equality for all people, as well as merit-based power and universal love.
According to legend 400 or more scholars who were found in the possession of the banned books were buried alive. The government that was created during The Qin Dynasty created the model of a bureaucracy. Many of the legalistic policies that were set into motion during the Qin dynasty are still seen affecting modern China. Legalism also affects the information that we know about ancient China, this is because during the Qin Dynasty so much history was lost because of Qin Shi Huangdi’s view on what was being written about. Confucianism is a complex system of social and political ethics based on filial piety, kinship, loyalty and righteousness.
Chinese mythology has shaped the way that china is today. Although some may say that since Chinese culture is so old, Myths are useless, fake, stories; but it is clear that Chinese mythology did influence the cultures belief and was the base of many religions. Chinese Mythology has altered china’s culture and beliefs throughout the years because of the religions, lifestyle, and political view from mythology. The importance of religion in China is what keeps the ancient countries culture unforgotten, but the mythology in China is what shaped those cultures. According to Living Myths, about Chinese Mythology “Much Chinese mythology is based on animism, which sees the land itself as alive.
The People’s Republic of China, governed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has arguably one of the most restrictive media systems in the world. The government censors all venues of media to maintain its monopoly on power and information while pushing ambitious economic modernization reforms. The media system in China is very different, but not totally different from the systems in all other countries in the world. The media system in China is a combination of different media philosophies and the result of the long history of Chinese civilization. In this system, the Chinese Communist Party, government, private enterprises, media professionals, public individuals and Chinese culture play different roles and provide different forces from
The religion means the culture and the society is developing it is a society special form It is start from lowest stratum of society.it is also the collection of the culture systems it is the way to help them to get rid of the suffering, against the rule their spirit bailment, but gradually it become the government problem and then they the religion become more and more popular and then they have the religious belief it is differs from private belief in that it has a public aspect. Most religions have organized behavious , Confucianism is created by the Confucius it is our own Chinese own culture religion we are proud of it this and Buddhism and Taoism is be called three religious the Confucianism is the representative of the civilization
I agree with this statement, however this course just all about the communism, you don’t know anything else, therefore it makes many people who believe only in the communist’ point of view. For example during the 19th and 20th century many innocent people have died because their leader applied this to reform their country: the Land reform in North Vietnam from 1953 to 1956, according to. “The Blood-Red Hands of Ho Chi Minh.” Reader’s Digest by Rubbell, John G in November 1968, in page 61 states that : “Between 50,000 and 100,000 are believed to have died in these blood-baths”. Until now they still consider this just a mistake, but no one knows how many innocent people have died during the reformation.. So how can students improve their point of view ?