Ten Commandments And Ode To Youth

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Hong Xiuquan was a Guangdong Hakka credited with the founding and leadership of the Taiping movement which eventually led to a Christian rebellion. He lived a relatively short life from 1814-1864 in his home country of China. In 1852-1853 Hong composed the “The Ten Commandments” and “The Ode for Youth,” which took ideologies from Zhou Li, other Confucian classics, foreign Christian Scripture, and Buddhist and Daoist ideas. The “Ten Commandments” and the “Ode to Youth” was created simply the roles and duties of the Taiping followers. During the period of the Christian Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864) China and the world were experiencing modernization of the global economy and other changes. Britain overtook the Chinese market after winning the…show more content…
What historians learn from this piece however, is the remarks the revolutionary states. There is nothing particularity interesting about them, the answers are common, but the language he uses in scholarly. Hong was not an upper-class Gentry, but he was well-informed enough to properly articulate his thoughts on the religious instabilities. The more compelling of the pieces is the Taiping Religious Verses from “The Ode for Youth.” Feminism and the treatment of women throughout time is a phenomenon historians track. In this text, Hong discusses two points titled “On the Duties of Wives” and “On the Duties of the Female Sex” which illustrate a woman’s role in Imperial China. Women are to be submissive and obedient to their male relatives; this further intensifies the patriarchy that dominates China. It also states that women are to remain pure and avoid the opposite sex until they are married where they then will remain at home. How women are treated and viewed in societies can be linked to the overall development of a country. In today’s world, gender equality can be linked to the status of a country, whether this be developed or undeveloped. Women, according to this piece about Christianity in China, shows that they were still going to continue to be treated poorly in a new

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