New voices of seeing Mao in a negative light became inevitable if Deng chooses a different path. Of course, Deng would still want to respect Mao’s thought, as both leaders wanted the People’s Republic to become a stronger nation. Deng really opposed Mao’s idea of focusing on the proletariat and believed that this was the cause of failure. Mao chose to strengthen the party. Deng knew he still had to give some credit to Mao, because he did not want a completely opposing population from the public to weaken the party’s position.
Another reason was the Japan wanted more power and the only way to receive that, would be to overcome more land. This explains how conflict theory was the cause of the war. Since, there were unequal amount of resources, which resulted in the lack of power. Consequently, the Japanese then decided to attack China to gain more resources through war. If the Japanese had succeeded, not only would they have more resources, but also, they would have more
Because the Qin rulers felt that that the historical records were threatening, this caused them to thereby cause useful books and contrary scholars to be destroyed or executed. Shi Huang Di abused history by not allowing history to be seen by society but rather hiding it from them. The Mandate of Heaven (Sgourdos powerpoint) was something that determined if an emperor was good or bad at the ruling. This piece of history was used and abused because the fate of an emperor’s ruling was determined by if there was a weather event. Just because an emperor was good, they could have been overthrown because of the mandate.
Additionally, they came together with other countries for one purpose and that was to pass the Open Door Policy to allow everyone to access China. Thus humanitarian reasons for imperialism is invalid because the U.S. wanted to trade with China to improve their economy. Overall, out of the three theories, humanitarian, defense, and economic, economic is the main reason for American imperialism. This is shown in many case studies like Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and China. The U.S. looked for opportunities to gain economic benefits
By taking large ships, maybe He was trying to intimidate other empires. Zheng he could have tried to intimidate other empires to elevate China’s status and put other empires under them. By doing that, the empires that traded with China could have felt threatened, which would be good for the Chinese empire because they would become globally known as a strong empire and no one would dare to attack them. If we look at the aftermath of Zheng He’s trade voyages, many countries, especially the North and Southeast Asian countries, started paying tribute to China (Beck). This means that if this was the purpose of his trade voyages, then Zheng He succeeded in his mission.
Within both culture these symbols represent a government which has control of their people in one way install fear in there is change. In fact the Lumassu sculpture was created install fear in those who walked in and remind them who is in charge. The vase on the other hand does not install the fear in the same manner. The fear of the government come very suudden and quite almost as if forbidden to exist. It more of a weight on the more modern culture of the Chinese people to respect and value the same tradition that their ancestor value and not break away.
As shown, media censorship is a major aspect of Chinese government since it is forcing Legalist ethics to continue to remain prevalent in the country because the government does not wish to accept controversial opposing viewpoints, the nation does not want to undergo another period of chaos, and citizens are being punished for expressing “freedom of speech.” After this, it can be determined that China has always been based off of parts of Legalism. For instance, after the explosion in Tianjin, few citizens were accepting what the government was telling them due to previous incidents (Rauhala). Therefore, media censorship must have been existing for a long period of time if this issue has recurred multiple times. It can also be concluded that this issue will continue to remain prevalent in China ideologies because the government is different from Western countries, meaning there will always be opposition. Overall, Legalism has been a major influence in China, and has shaped most of Chinese history; furthermore, it will continue to impact China in the near future until the government experiences
However, ideology was not its primary driving force as the path dependency imposed by ideology on foreign policy was contingent on the desire to pursue other goals which were more primary, like CCP’s need to maintain legitimacy domestically and internationally. America’s anti-communist rhetoric in the early Cold War made it difficult for CCP to demonstrate warmer overtures due to its need to stay consistent with its positioning as communist country to maintain regime legitimacy, and set the stage for tenuous Sino-American relations. In the context of the Sino-Soviet alliance, China had to intervene in the Korean War to demonstrate China’s dedication to the communist ideology. This helped position China as a legitimate partner of the USSR worthy of its aid in light of the latter’s fear of abandonment in its prevailing alliance dilemma. While ideology charted specific courses of action for Chinese foreign policy in a path-dependent manner, its contingency on other more key objectives sees arguments on the primacy of ideology unable to systematically account for Chinese foreign policy
Japan had fewer resources to plunder. But China ' s vast resources and huge markets had become the coveted goal of the West. Thirdly, the target of revolution was different. In the Meiji Restoration, Japan saw its own weaknesses, and wanted to change. The Westernization Movement focused on government officials’ benefit, in order to obtain more political capital from the reform movement.