He tells of all the negative events that will occur if the procession is allowed to continue, and how they don’t conform to Confucius’ teachings. He may have said this since this was a time where China was bouncing between Buddhism and Confucianism, and he wanted to keep the government united and uniform. He may have also said this since he was an official at the imperial court, and didn’t want to be part of a minority while working. Similarly, not too long afterwards, the Tang Emperor Wu (doc 6) writes about how Buddha never acknowledged the great Chinese dynasties before and the negative effects of Buddhism, such as that the country has too high of a population of Buddhist monks, and productivity in China will be too low if the conversion continues. He may have stated this since he was the emperor, and more Buddhist monasteries means less tax money being brought in.
Many people, such as the townspeople, scholars of China, and even Emperor Wu, were opposed to Buddhism because they feared it would ruin their society. An interesting view on the spread of the religion would’ve been a townsperson because it would tell you whether the people of China accepted the religion or wanted to reject it. Tang Emperor Wu states that Buddhism will tear
Moreover it seemed that the “Penal Code” was not respected or enforced hardly enough, because it was too harsh, it carried too many death penalties, and some of the laws were very old and were usually overlapping each other. Also Juries often acquitted those who were blatantly guilty because they felt that the crime did not deserve death. Besides Local prisons were often filthy and inhumane. Prisoners were often unpaid therefore likely to try and extort money from inmates. So then Law reforms were made in 1826.
All of this resulted in the negative reaction they got from the settled people that they so often looked down upon, being such heartless humans not many were actually happy about their rule, because all of the positives were overlooked by the bad deeds they eventually became known for. Today the Mongols are remembered as having the largest empire ever, but back then in the 13th and 14th century they were seen as coldhearted egotistical
Once this tyrant was removed there still remained the contracts and promises that bore his name. One can not simply say that all contracts, agreements, promises and all legal decisions the tyrant made are all now null and void. That would have surely led the cities to ruin. The courts would have been tied up renouncing all the prior judgments so they would not have had time to hear any new cases and who would have wanted to do business with a city that simply renounced all their promises once a new tyrant took
This is exactly why Angel Island was chosen to be an immigration station since it was off the Pacific ocean and it was right next to San Francisco, “the City of Gold” as they called it, Angel island was the perfect location. The main immigrants Angel island processed were one third European immigrants, one third Russian immigrants and one third asian immigrants. But at times it was mostly Chinese immigrants. And the process of immigrating for Chinese immigrants proved to be less that delightful. The United States had built this station to make immigration easier and to keep the Chinese out.
China, who created the silk roads in order to commerce with Europe, made products in high demand which led to more power over the roads than other empires. Over time more empires joined in with the trade among silk roads and kept changing goods to trade for. Because of the empires who all traded using the roads, they all changed from influence of other empires usually by merchants or missionaries. Due to all the connections of the empires the roads kept expanding among the years. Without the roads, these different may have never been built or some empires would be increasingly more advanced than the others.
In document 4, Han Yu, a Confucian scholar and an official at the Tang imperial court believed that Buddhism was created by, “a man of the barbarians”. He believed Buddha would not understand the life of the Chinese and that the growth of the religion of Buddha should be decimated so that the “evil be rooted out” and “later generations spared this delusion” (Doc 4). However, there is potential bias in this document; As Han Yu was a Confucius scholar, his whole life was built and based on his job as a Confucius scholar (Doc 4). As Buddhism begins to rise, his authority and position was losing power in a slow gradual yet definite manner, threatening his whole life that he had built (Doc 4). Because of this, he was much more desperate to keep his life in creating a negative view on Buddhism, which had the potential to destroy his way of life (Doc 4).
For a short time they took and ruled Persia ,Russia Central Asia and China. As shown in document 1 a map of the Mongol empire. It shows how much land they took over in time. The true question is were the Mongols really barbarians? The Mongols were barbaric in aspects of warfare and battle but pretty civilized in
Teresa Mastracchio 12/2/12 DBQ Essay Sullivan During 1644-1912 the Quing Dynasty saw European countries such as Great Britain as inferior to them and opposed no threat in their military or products. The Chinese saw European citizens to be spoiled by the government because of all the privileges such as jobs, tax breaks etc given to them. Many Westerns had different views on China. The Taiping Rebellion was caused my social unhappiness and foreign intrusion because of the Treat of Nanking. This led to the worlds bloodiest civil war in China.