The Great Wall of Ancient China -Hailey Shipley More than 1 million people died while building the Great Wall of China! The Great Wall of ancient China was a huge wall that was build to keep out unwanted people (the Xiongnu). The Great Wall took many peoples lives because of the heights and suffering the people went through. The Wall took around 2,000 years to build. Did the benefits outweigh the costs?
This sharing and diversity of religious thought greatly shaped the Chinese Empire as a divine culture and in intellectual advance. Thirdly, uncommon in other civilizations the peasantry in China was ranked relatively higher than usual , where in many civilizations the common man is ranked at the bottom of the social pyramid. The fact that the peasantry has given a larger dose of power, it kind of adds a democratic spice the Chinese social hierarchy, even though China was a democratic civilization, in that a portion of the power belongs to the people. The final major positive Chinese society was that the Chinese youth was greatly disciplined and respectful of the older. Majorly impacted the various belief systems, especially Confucianism, Chinese children were greatly obedient and respectful if their parents and to elder family members.
The Mongols had a lasting impression on the Chinese. The Yuan emperors had “improved upon the canals, transportation, and communication” to have a better outcome on trade profits (Doc 6). The Chinese hadn’t thought of boosting up their economy in this way; their idea was to produce more not make it easier to travel. In addition, the Mongols has a great system to get the word out to people the “messengers travel throughout his dominions more than 200,00 horses” (Doc. 8).
Like every Chinese explorer, he dreamed of trying to get to Gold Mountain. The reason why so many Chinese people at this time came here to the United States was because of the enormous amount of gold that it carried. However, Tang Ao unfortunately runs into the Land of Women and is taken in as prisoner. I feel that this symbolically foreshadows the injustices and cruelty that the Chinese immigrants had to face in America. First of all, the reason why I think he is from China is because his name sounds like an Asian name, and gold mountain is associated with the Chinese immigrants.
For a brief time in world history, China dominated maritime exploration. Even though quite unintentionally, a previous century’s invention of the magnetic compass played a pivotal and facilitating role and provided Chinese sailors a two-hundred-year head start over their European counterparts. However, it was not until blending those navigational advancements of the day, together with nautical technologies of shipbuilding architecture and propulsion found China readily thrust to the forefront. Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty desired to leverage those technologies to construct an immense armada attesting to the court’s military prowess. Supported by a backdrop of politically favorable winds and a generous endowment, the Emperor commissioned the undertaking of explorations to an experienced Admiral named Zheng He.
The Great Wall was made by the Qin and Han dynasty's to keep out invaders and other enemies. The benefits did outweigh the cost because it kept your city protected, it was harder for invaders to attack.They also put troops in the frontier areas of the Wall to increase the security level.According to document A it states that "the government will construct walled cities, well protected by high walls, deep moats, catapults, and thorns." This shows that the Qin and Han wanted to make it harder for the mongols to attack and that china wanted to be prepared for when other dangerous situations happen.Another thing the Qin and Han dynasties made was to impress
Some of the greatest artists who created masterpieces were employed by the Project. The FAP and all other art programs were terminated with WPA in 1943. Because of the ending of the Works Progress Administration, most of the artwork since then have been lost or destroyed. The WPA sold thousands of paintings by the pound after closing . Despite these losses, artworks such as Breadline-No One Has Starved, Ploughing It Under, and Coal Pickers have been preserved in museums like Crystal
In the time that Thoreau’s book was written, many Chinese were immigrating to the United States to build the Transcontinental Railroad. Thoreau includes this parable because he knows a large amount of his audience will be Chinese and he wants to relate to them as well as everyone in the East. 8. The if then statement I will be using is “if men would… Entertainments”. If men looked at reality and didn’t live a misleading life then, things we know would look much more elaborate.
This group of 20 also risked their lives a plethora of times to interfere and try to prevent executions of men and rape of women and young girls. These Western people worked night and day to aid Chinese citizens, they later became known as the “unsung heroes of Nanking”. A total of about 300,000 people took refuge in the Safety Zone, many people who remained outside the zone eventually perished. These heroes who established the Safety Zone wrote their impressions of the daily life in Nankin one describing Nanking as "hell on earth” and other wrote about the soldiers who said, "I did not imagine that such cruel people existed in the modern world"
For many immigrants, experiences vary between seeing the greatness in America, while also seeing its side that is hidden for many. Coming to America states, “in southeastern China, people always said that America was very good, like some kind of wonderland…But then I came to my apartment. I was shocked. In China, my parents were bosses at a company that made bricks. We had a big house; it was very comfortable.