While Legalism shaped the empires that endorsed it in becoming a powerful central state centered on law, and created a sense of fidelity to laws rather than to morals in the society through famous political reforms like Lord Shang 's Reform, and rejected the competing ideology of Rujia, Confucianism influenced the empire with an emphasis on humanism, morality, and societal order, leading the empire to become less centralized and the society to become centered on Confucianism-learning. Contrary to these two ideologies, Buddhism during the Tang Dynasty gained its popularity as a religion for the people to guide them on thoughts over the afterlife as well as guidance on filial
The Maurya and Gupta Empire Have you ever wondered if religion was connected to culture? Religion is connected to culture. It is connected in so many ways. It is connected in the Maurya empire when Asoka turned into a Buddhist. It was also connected in the Gupta empire when they started expanding literature and developed the decimal system.
Yang simplifies the imperial conflicts in China through the symbolic events in Bao’s life which lead him to fight. His encounters with priests, and foreign soldiers embody the nation’s ongoing strife with westerners gaining control of their country through religious indoctrination and forceful control. The society’s ability to channel the gods through ritual embodies their own religious conviction which further empowered them to protect their culture against those who wished to displace it with
This dynasty practiced footbinding. The Song dynasty embraced Confucianism in their social order. The Ministry of Rites were exams that were given to students of the government. The purpose of these exams were to put people in different social classes depending on their intellectual ability. Jinshi were people who pasted the Ministry of Rites.
Two powerful and historically important empires are the Ottoman empire, and the Mughal empire. The two empires share many traits, but they also differ in many ways. However, although similar, the Ottoman empire and Mughal empire are fundamentally different because of their view on religious tolerance, utilization of military successes, and women’s rights. To begin, the Ottoman and Mughal empires differ greatly in
Shinto is a tradition followed by the Japanese people. It originated from the ancient Chinese inscriptions. Shinto stands for the way of the Gods. In contrast, Buddhism is a tradition known as the path of salvation attained through an inevitable approach into the complete nature of reality and existence. Shinto embraces countless religious practices that were practiced in ancient Japan.
These religions also see differently when it comes to after life, or where or what becomes of a person after their death. Christianity and Buddhism see eye to eye in their origins and ideas, but the beliefs of these two religions are what separated them. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, was the founder of Buddhism, while Jesus Christ was the founder of Christianity. Both were teachers of love and compassion for moral life, something that was challenging compared to the values of their time. When comparing their lessons, you find what seems like reworded copies.
In China, women could gain small amounts power through sons or in-laws brought into the family with marriage. Meanwhile, as India’s government developed, women had less and less rights, instead of Chinese women as they were able to gain power. As technology in farming was developed, women also had less contributions to the economy in India, which changed the roles of women there. China and India during the Gupta and Han periods, had many similarities and even more differences. They both had their own uniform law codes, they both relied on agriculture, and they both treated their women in similar ways.
Jerress C. Askew Professor Nicole Ennis History of World Civilization 1 January 27, 2018 Compare and Contrast the Origins of Confucianism, Legalism, and Daoism With the birth of their civilization, the ancient Chinese wanted to know what role human beings played within society and the universe as a whole? This question and many others help develop the “hundred schools” of ancient philosophy. In the beginning of Chinese civilization, they believed that the universe comprised of two primary energies, good and evil, light and dark, male and female. In other words, everything had an opposite and finding the balance would lead to a prosperous life and ultimately a prosperous society. Three “schools of thought” were born to figure out this balance.