Jesua Calderon Castanon People loved to spread religion and so we do now. Budha was mostly the one to ask to spread Buddhism also did their people. The first place it spread to was Korea. Islam also spread their religion but differently and they also influenced people. Buddhism spread much more differently from the Islamic culture.
Allan Bloom advances a controversial thesis in his book The Closing of the American Mind. Bloom postulates that the American educational system is failing today’s students by perpetuating moral relativism while neglecting the “great books”. The great books for Bloom include those of Plato, Aristotle, etc. These books are considered great works of western thought as they approach questions of culture and morality and believe there is a correct answer. Contemporary American society no longer seeks answers to these questions as moral relativism destroyed the existence of an answer.
During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century United States main goal was to imperialize other territories. After the Spanish- American War, the United States became an imperialist power by annexing the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Samoa. Americans also developed overseas trade with China and Japan. The United States proposition was to expand their region because they wanted to influence other nations for new trading locations, more resources and the increase of military protection. In spite of the fact that they had the same proposition, their political and economical motives were departed.
This book highlights that religion shapes people’s destiny. Aside from travel, there is a main theme that connects most of these seemingly different stories. Although religion does not seem to be apparent in all the stories, it actually has an effect on many of the stories’ outcomes and decisions made in the story. For example, Xuanzang’s whole mission to India was to go to the birthplace of Buddhism and connect more with his religion which can be seen when he says, “I have visited and adored the sacred vestiges of our religion, and heard the profound expositions of the various schools.
Trade in the classical civilization was a significant impact that shaped so much of the coming world. China was a strikingly impactful civilization when it came to trade. China used the Silk Road to trade, it connected China to the Middle East and Europe. China’s way of trade began a way for other civilizations to interact with one another. They traded all the goods that they produced such as medicine, silk, pottery, paper, gunpowder, gold, rugs, and more.
In the novel “Fahrenheit 451” and the short story “The Portable Phonograph,” Ray Bradbury and Walter Van Tilburg Clark suggest things about today’s society throughout their writings. Bradbury writes about the meaning of knowledge, books, and learning and how they are being mistreated. Clark writes about literature and art and their dilapidated importance in almost the same way Bradbury does. Though they both have different ways of saying it, essentially they are saying the same thing. Bradbury and Clark infer that our society has neglected the importance of knowledge, books, literature, and art throughout their writing.
The book, “America Swastika: Inside the white power movement’s hidden spaces of hate” by Pete Simi and Robert Futrell, was written 2010. I chose this book because I am interested in learning about why these racist groups have so much hate towards another race or group. Personally, I do not condone racism because it does not make sense to me as to how one person can hate another one without knowing them. I wanted to learn about how people who are in groups such as, the Ku Klux Klan, live in our country which is identified as a melting pot. White power movements are talked about in our history books and are explained as if they are in the past, but they aren’t.
This period of time was known as the "Dark Ages" because of the decline of education, literature, and art. Life in the dark ages was miserable because there were little or no advancements, education became a commodity, and learning was not a main goal. After the fall of Rome, Western Europe had sparse advancements. This led to Europe getting semi-cutoff from the rest of the world.
Han Yu cited Confucius in his rage to ridicule Buddhism as “a cult of barbarian peoples” (Doc #4). Han Yu’s position in the imperial court certainly suggests his ideas were an official state standard, though one would need additional evidence from Han Yu’s emperor’s response to Han Yu’s plea in order to know how much influence actually Han Yu held over official policy. Emperor Wu also called for Buddhism’s “eradication,” as the cause for “poisoning customs.” As Emperor, it is likely that Wu’s Edict carried a lot of weight, but it is also possible Wu was jealous of Buddhist monasteries “outshining [his own] imperial palace” than by true concern for his subjects’ welfare.
Han Yu ridiculed Buddhism as “a cult of barbarian peoples.” (Doc #4) Han Yu’s statement on Buddhism reflects his position in the imperial court as well as his status as a Confucian scholar, though additional evidence from the imperial court is necessary to know how influential Han Yu actually was over the official policy. Empress Wu wanted Buddhism to be eradicated because of the belief that Buddhism was the cause for poisoning customs. As the Empress, this Edict was highly influential, but it is also possible that Wu believed that the Buddhist monasteries outshined the imperial palace and based the Edict off of jealousy more than true concern for her subjects. An additional document showing the cause of deaths of citizens could help evaluate if Buddhism actually caused citizens to go hungry as Empress Wu claimed.
How can the geography of Great Britain and Japan be compared and contrasted? Japan and GB have a lot in common, but there are few differences. Let 's began and tell what 's special about the geography of these two great nations. Great Britain 's empire spanned into Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. (Doc.1) Because of the span of the British Empire, they were able to obtain diverse raw materials for manufacturing.
Fahrenheit 451 was an earlier dystopian film with a low level of violence due to the Hays code, which limited violence, intimacy, and swearing to a bare minimum, just recently coming out of effect. In Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, the theme reflected society’s fear of corporate control. In the film the futuristic society lived amongst ‘replicants’ which were synthetic humans. They were created by the massive Tyrell corporation, which amongst the polluted state of the society, reflected how during the industrial revolution big businesses attempted to reduce production cost, often at the expense of the environment and