Technology, knowledge, politics and many more ideas were all becoming influences of the west. China was in a crisis. In order for China to emerge from this, had to observe their level of national power, discover the problem and progress as a whole (Chen). Chen Duxiu’s call for nationalism explained the negative connotations that imperialism had on their country. In his eyes, the lack of nationalism was a result of the conflicting ideas of the old and the new.
One religion with an only God, instead of many, appealed to Roman Emperor Constantine. He knew that the Christian religion could affiliate his empire and so he could bring about military success. Emperor Constantine 's interest in Christianity made the religion spread throughout the Roman Empire. And so, Christianity became a replacement for all the assorted religions that were practiced at the time in the Roman Empire. The edict of Milan, which granted religious tolerance to Christianity, was signed by Emperor Constantine and emperor Licinius in Milan and policies towards Christians were changed.
Religion influenced the government of the Puritans. They believed that they each had their own boundaries or power given by the Lord (Doc H). Puritans wanted the church and government to intertwine and aid one another, creating a stronger bond. In addition, the Puritan’s emphasis on religious conformity and the attainment of land for their model society led them to engage in wars with neighboring Indian tribes. For instance, William Bradford fought with Pequot tribe in the Pequot War, believing that God is the source of their victory and therefore praise him (Doc D).
Randall draws bridges between the Mutiny and religion (and its effects through philanthropy). He examines where, according to those sermons, the blame lay for the uprising – either on Britain as a whole, on the East India Company or simply on ‘heathen’ sepoys, and hints at how accusing each of these alternative culprits involved social and/or racial ideas of superiority of one group over another. For example, Randall makes light on the strategies used by Christian missions to urge for more effective policies toward the Christianisation of India by blaming the East India Company's ban on military missionaries for the ruthlessness of the mutineers. In that sense, Randall joins Salahuddin Malik in showing that imperialism and religion were intertwined, as British – or indeed Western – standards tended to consider Christianity as a basic requirement for being considered civilised. Similarly, Malik demonstrates how the revolt was seized upon by preachers at home with that result.
Although the Sci-Fi short story by Ted Chiang and film adaptation, Arrival, share similarities in terms of their plot, they differentiate in terms of their intended audience and application of rhetorical techniques. Contrary to the short story, the film utilized an environment of hostility by including foreign countries that are on a competitive quest to decipher the alien’s language. For instance, in the film, China was ready to launch an attack against the foreign intruders; however, Louise Banks prevents General Shang’s belligerent intentions by reciting his wife’s last words. This source of drama and hostility is, quite evidently, directed towards the general audience that are intersected in an action packed Sci-Fi movie while, on top of
Set in a fictitious country named Sarkhan in Southeast Asia, The Ugly American tells the tales of foreign diplomats, dignitaries, and humanitarians who attempt to implement or impose U.S. policies and customs onto sovereign nations. The backdrop for these exploits takes place during the time of Communist expansion in the region with the help of Russian and Chinese influence. The book shows how American behavior can positively and negatively influence the perception of its citizens and affect the outcome of American efforts. The authors illustrate the struggles America encountered in combating Communism and the strategies employed by our adversaries to allow it to flourish. The issues described in the book are as relevant today as they were almost 60 years ago when first written.
It was told that any Crusader would be rewarded a place in heaven, and forgiven their sins. The Crusades involved not only knights and warriors, but also commoners of both genders. Helping the Byzantine emperor Alexios meant protecting the citizens of Constantinople from falling under Muslim rule. Jihad, often thought of as a synonym for terrorism - recurrently thought of as acting in the name of Allah, means an internal moral struggle. Like a Jihad, the Crusades were postulant expeditions in the name of God, to protect the Holy Land from the Arab Muslims.
Lianke’s case can be explained by recalling what he himself defines as ‘amnesia with Chinese characteristics’, the state loss of memory that the regime sees as essential to its survival. Outraged by Chinese censorship and moved by anthropological truth, Lianke has consistently explored, disjointed and mocked the whole history of the People’s Republic: in, Lenin’s Kisses, the government’s plan to purchase Lenin’s embalmed corpse from Russia and use it as basis for a tourist site in the mainland is a mockery to China’s move to capitalism. To Serve the People, which closely reminds of Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, it’s a parody of Maoist rhetoric, the tale of a young woman who takes an older lover who can be aroused only when she smashes portraits and statues of Chairman Mao. Dream of Ding Village explores the AIDS blood-contamination in Henan province, not much of a fiction but the outcome of Lianke’s three years research in ‘AIDS villages’ in Henan. It starts as an attempt of bribery and bullying to collect blood from as many people as possible, as often as possible, to be sold to government blood banks.
They used this as an opportunity to gain influential positions within the government. The government worked hard together with the military to gain both economic and military power (source 12). The West was against many of the methods that the Japanese used in order to obtain power, this because these methods were associated with fascism, ultra-nationalism and imperialism. The Japanese in return resented everything to do with the west but when it came to spreading her influence and invading other countries she adopted methods used by both the West and China, particularly in the case of Manchuria (source 3). Japan invaded this country in order to claim its raw materials for the economic benefit of Japan, in that these materials would stimulate production moving Japan ahead in terms of economic
Therefore, Ho had to put down the French and Japanese harshly, citing the war crimes that they have committed against the Vietnamese, to justify Vietnam’s “right to be a free and independent country” . Ho, through this speech, had to unite his people as one, and justify the country’s independence domestically and internationally because Vietnam was in a limbo state when Japan left and the French had not yet returned. Domestically, when delivering the speech, Ho condemned the actions of the French and Japanese harshly in an attempt to unite the people. For instance, he exaggerated the war crimes that the French enacted on them, such as forcing them to use opium, separating Vietnam into different regimes, and wrecking their unity . However, we must also consider the long-term gains that the French had given Vietnam.