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.
Confucianism is a belief or an idea. The purpose of this was to show people how to be in harmony with their place in life. Legalism is a ruling made by Shi Huangdi, who was a strict ruler in china. The purpose of this ruling was to get the people of china to follow the rule, and if they didn’t there was a very harsh punishment. Although confucianism and legalism have some similarities, but the differences between the two are amazingly clear.
In addition, he proceeded to take control of the Heilongjiang region, which is situated around the Amur River. The Qing Dynasty continued to honor and uphold the Ming tradition, which was based off of the Chinese imperial tradition. This continuance of the Ming tradition helped them to gain their own power. The new Qing dynasty rewarded a few of the Chinese collaborators. However, they later rebelled but were suppressed in heavy fighting.
The essay will compare and contrast government between the Qin dynasty and the Tang dynasty. Both Dynasties have a great influences in Chinese Dynasty History. First of all, the Qin was the first dynasty of imperial China, lasting from 221 to 206 BCE. Its founder was Qin Shi Huang Di, who created the title “Huang Di” and this title was wildly used by later dynasties. During the Qin period, the administrator was seeking to create an imperial state which was consolidated by highly centralized imperial power and the ruler put heavy tax to support military power.
K’ang-hsi also tended not to give laws without reason. Unlike other rulers before him, K’ang-hsi did not put the father’s crime on the son. In conclusion, Emperor K’ang-hsi was successful in his endeavors as the ruler of China. His passion for archery and hunting led to great military accomplishments for China. As K’ang-hsi conquered more land, trading ports increased across the country.
The most important legal system that influenced the American legal system in my opinion is Hammurabi’s code. So what exactly is Hammurabi’s code? Hammurabi’s code is an extremely useful source for discussions of Mesopotamian government and society is the Babylonian document Hammurabi’s Code (approximately 1780 BCE). One of the most influential codifications of law in ancient history, the text provides people with a concrete example of the expanding influence of centralized government on the personal and professional lives of the general population. It also gives people a clear sense of the ways ancient Babylonians invested godly authority in their worldly
The Qing, Mughal and Ottoman empires all had effective administration and victories that allowed them to advance. The Manchu, who ruled the Qing Dynasty, had to assert dominance to control the Chinese people living in the empire, who vastly outnumbered them. They successfully reoriented China after the rocky transfer of power following the previous empire, the Ming. The Manchu had “knowledge of Chinese administration” and a “well organized army” (Bingham, 134), which helped them effectively rule. They made Chinese men shave the front of their heads and wear their hair in long queues, or pony tails (Bingham, 136)” to show control.
Taoism Taoism is an indigenous chinese religion and a philosophy which has roots from ancient shamanism. It has lived through centuries in China as a religion aside Confucianism and Buddhism and as a philosophy aside Confucianism. As a philosophy it is mainly the opposite of Confucianism, because Confucianism praised laws and order but Taoism is more about people having minimal restrictions in order to live happily. The Taoist religion was created from the Taoist philosophy and as a philosophy and religion it has had a huge influence in China and in eastern Asia. Although, as a religion it would outline all the seven dimensions it is debatable if it is more of a philosophy.
The Tang dynasty was known as the golden age in Chinese civilization. During this time Chinese painting developed drastically in technique as well as subject matter. These advancements in style and technique are what helped shape Tang painting, and influenced art in other places, such as East Asia and Central Asia. During the Tang Dynasty figure painting developed greatly, mainly due to paintings of monks, nobles and Buddha. These paintings were knows as court paintings.
But in China, this view seems cannot be fully correct as even China has different ethics group, but still, they could live together peacefully in general. Different aboriginal contain their local culture but they seem did not reject each other. China is a country with diverse ethnic groups, 56 recognized by PRC, so I would like to promote this special feature by using the sentence” This is China, this is home.” in different dialects at the end of this video. China has 7 major regional dialects and numerous sub-dialects including, Northern(北方話), Hakka(客家話), Wu (吳語), Min (閩語), Yue(粵語), Xiang(湘語) and Gan(贛語). Although this huge population not really share same dialects or language, but in general we could still have a harmonious relationship between different ethnic groups.