Despite the obvious lack of democratic institutions and political system, the CCP has long been portraying itself as the representative of the “fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people (最广大人民群众的根本利益)”1. The idea behind such a statement is a legitimacy based on support of the masses. This populist nature of the regime was highly visible during the Mao period, when the Party claimed to have built a better society for the majority of the population and increased its popularity particularly through ideological control and mass mobilization. And the pursuit of popular support, with facts or propaganda, remains a basis for the rule of the CCP until today. A. A Legitimacy Based on the Claim of Building a Better World
Mao played a huge role in the establishment of communism in China. I wonder how different these events would be if he had never been born. He was instrumental during the Long March, and made many important policies. However, communism was already a known doctrine in China. Sun Yat-sen had had communist help to set up the GMD.
As the rebellion lasted for about 14 years, the Qing dynasty’s power and control in China was very dubious. Eventually a new army organized by the dynasty and aided by other western countries overthrew this rebellion. Western countries aided this as it was essential for them to have trade relations with China and the rebellion threatened this. As a result of these wars, China was left with internal struggles and warfare, increased rate of crime, an economy downfall in Canton (a former major trading city of china). This
The years of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty were a golden age for Chinese philosophy. Confucius lived during this era, teaching his ideals of duty to society, individual virtue, and tradition. Also in this period, a philosopher named Laozi founded Taoism, which emphasized passivity and social inaction to achieve individual peace. On the other hand, philosophers who advocated Legalism claimed that the state was much more important than the individual and that individuals had to conform completely to the decrees of their supreme rulers. Finally, Mohism was a philosophy that advocated equality for all people, as well as merit-based power and universal love.
As China’s most influential scholars, the reconciliation of both views is essential in understanding nineteenth and twentieth century China. As the father of modern literature, Lu Xun’s detailing of the everyday Chinese experience expresses the views of the average population during the era. One of China’s most prolific writers, Lu Xun’s satirical depiction of China in his short novella, The True Story of Ah Q, provides insight into Lu’s views on nationalism, revolution, and democracy in China. The protagonist, Ah Q, appears to hold a very symbolic name, specifically when focusing on the “Q,” as the most marked physical feature of the Chinese during the time was the queue required by the Manchu dynasty. In this way, the “true story” is representative of all of China.
This essay will focus on the economic aspects of the Qin dynasty which made them superior to other states and allowed them to conquer and unify China. The Qin state focused heavily on their agriculture, military and bureaucracy, as well as trade and commerce leaving behind a remarkable future of a standardised economy for the following states after them. The Warring States period was a time of uncertainty and political instability. The ruler Duke Xiao appointed Lord Yang who was a follower of Legalism, a philosophy nurturing absolute power, as the Chief Minister to bring change in the Qin State.
Imagine being put to death for reading. During the Qin Dynasty anyone who read something the government didn't approve of was either quartered, cut into four pieces, or beheaded. Qin Shi Huangdi was a major turning point in history because he succeeded in unifying the empire, standardizing the writing system, the monetary system, length measurements, which in doing ensured that he built a lot of infrastructure. He also implemented Legalism, the use of Legalism pushed the subjects to have large projects, those construction projects helped the big region prosper later.
Stalin had full control of the media, which he used to sway positive public opinion from his effective and massive propaganda skills. This is what gave him the ability to carry out his plans and execute anyone he wished without opposition. He saw himself as the all-powerful leader who could save his country. He would blame democracy, fascism, and Marxism for causing problems in other countries and that communism was the only way to go. His communist party
The Mongols conquered much land to create a vast empire with a legacy that impacts society today. With their armies, the Mongols brought a new type of government to China. They allowed China to continue its bureaucratic ways, but had absolute control over everything. Although there are other cultures that have influenced China’s government, the Mongols had a great impact on China’s government. This is shown by the similar traits both governments of the time share, its military dependency, intimidation, and absolute power without any checks.
Qin Shihuangdi was a tyrant because he was oppressive with his people and never did much for china and his people. Qin Shihuangdi is a tyrant for many reasons and if you didn’t know, he was the founder of china and the name china came from the name ch’in. Also Qin managed to overcome all his rivals, in the year 221 B.C and he proclaimed himself emperor of china.
What is imperialism? Imperialism is when a country extends their power to other countries. The native people of India and China resented imperialism because the British were taking away their land and their basic human rights. Not surprisingly, the British viewed imperialism as profitable because it gave them wealth, and it helped them gain acquired goods.
Qin Shi Huang-di is often regarded as a great leader within history. However, he was also paranoid and got rid of anyone who disagreed with him, but without Qin, there might be no China. Furthermore, despite his mixed reputation today, he brought six warring kingdoms together to form the basis of a country that has lasted to this day, an impressive feat that was a huge turning point in Chinese history. Qin’s effect on China and by default, on the other countries of the world was enormous. In fact, his dynasty, the Qin dynasty, even gave China its name (“Shi Huangdi Becomes Emperor”).
The death of Emperor Qin at the age of 50 came as a complete surprise to the people of China. It is important to reflect on his time as the ruler of China: to review the life of Qin, focusing on his background, achievements and the negative aspects of his rule to decide whether he will go down in history as a good or bad emperor. From a very young age, Qin was born to rule. Qin Shi Huang was born in Qin in northern western of China 259 BCE.