Religion in Classical China Since human’s earliest years, we have relied on religion to guide us in countless situations; it influences almost everything we do. During the Classical Period in China, religion played large roles in many significant decisions. The three most prominently displayed religions at the time were Legalism, Confucianism, and Daoism. Though their unique teachings separated them from each other, each had equal impacts in the shaping of early Chinese civilization and culture. Legalism, by definition, is conformity to written or spoken laws, rather than a spiritual religion (Merriam Webster).
There are many great religions of the world. Two very popular ones were Confucianism and Daoism. Confucianism and Daoism have many similarities and differences. The similarities between Confucianism and Daoism are the founders, how the religion started, where it originated, and where the followers worship. Some differences are their belief of gods, the goal of each religion, and the fact that Confucianism is more of a political system for society, while Daoism is more of a personal self improvement.
In China Mahayana Buddhism was greatly excepted by people who didn’t have a lot of stuff or people who wanted to reach nirvana but was greatly hated by others no only because it went against everything Confucianism believed in but also since it wasn 't a native religion. However, some people didn’t care if the two religions co-existed or blended together. Mahayana Buddhism in China was profoundly accepted by the lower class people who didn’t have much and liked the idea of giving up materialistic things to reach nirvana. In document 2 Zhi Dun supports Buddhism and talks about how Buddhism was the way to reach
The British colonization in 1867 had a major impact on the First Nations and has left a serious mark on their community. From cultures to everyday life to the government, these nations hold very unique traits that separate them apart. To start with, their cultures are drastically contrasting. There is definitely a noticeable difference between the two countries in terms of religious beliefs. Chinese art is greatly influenced by the country’s rich spiritual and mystical history.
This means that if this was the purpose of his trade voyages, then Zheng He succeeded in his mission. However, as mentioned previously, this took a lot of resources and in result, China turned to isolation in the year of 1433 (Beck). Commerce is linked to the building of the Chinese empire because Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim, went out to share gifts to show Chinese superiority. The Chinese also had the capability to build roads and wells for other countries. When other empires saw China’s wealth and power, more than 16 countries gave tribute to the Ming court (Beck).
Gupta sculptors had to make copies of original pieces (materials such as bronze, stone and glass) once they ran out of the original supply (Mookerji, 141). This gave rise to a school that specifically taught how to copy these materials and most of their sculptures showed the Hindu and Buddhist gods. Han Dynasty Empire considered art and carving to be among its key activities alongside Chinese painting and silk weaving. Craftsmanship and Jade carvings in this empire emerged as a product of goldsmiths and Jade cuts. Chinese always believed that jade contained some quantity of cosmic energy which was associated with high life quality (Hardy & Kinney, 23).
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.
This process of seeking is what enables us to discover numerous scientific facts, laws, and theories as well as religions. As citizens of a mostly democratic era, people are allowed to have their own personal beliefs, believe in their individual god or gods, in some religions. Furthermore this demonstrates the constant opposition of science and religion where once lived a harmony. Most scientific and technical innovations were achieved by societies organized
Khubilai Khan wanted to the win the Chinese over so he did not just create the core culture but he changed his own culture as well. In 1263 Khubi laKhan had an ancestral temple built for his family but he ask for a traditional Chinese ceremonies. Khubi laKhan also erected had Chinese-style ancestral tablets to his ancestors. Khubilai Khan did choose to not change with Mongols laws but infuse both showing the blend in culture.
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. Doubtless, Han is the main population in China, however, it does not mean that only Han culture is important, in opposite, a variety of dialects could be also a tool to maintain this harmonious condition and to keep different areas’ local culture which constructed our nation 's’ diversity. Dialect is an expression in cultural heritage, it carries regional culture, cultural characteristics of the area it is also the root of the folk culture. Therefore, government agencies and linguists should take active and effective measures to rescue endangered dialects and protect them so that they can inherit regional culture and promote social stability at the same time. Dialect should be cherished and protected, it constructed our beloved