Each built their own roads to help the military and built walls, for instance the Great Wall of China in Han China, to protect themselves from invasions. The economy of each civilization differed because Han had much recourse while Rome only had metals. This gave Han a great boost because they did not have to rely on other countries as much. Rome and Han shared the same social view of the male
Compare and Contrast- India & China Imperial Administration Thesis While both Han China & Gupta India had imperial administration there were some similarities and differences between the two civilizations. Similarities include, both of the civilizations flourished during this classical period of their history in various ways. Differences include, Han China had a bigger role in political theory than Gupta India. Unlike Han China, Gupta India did not place as much emphasis on political theory. The importance of politics in China can be shown because, in order to live a good life you need to be part of the society, politics in India did not develop because of the structures implanted in the caste system, (regional political units were often highlighted).
That is not to say that any of China’s neighbors in East Asia liked being dominated by China. While China influenced Japanese culture heavily, China ruled both Korea and Indo-China, or Vietnam, directly for centuries. These latter two cultures will be our main focus for this exercise, and while they began as simple agricultural societies, the very sophistication they received from Chinese influence compelled both to strive for independence from China. Even today the modern nations of North and South Korea and Vietnam bear the signs of having fought to maintain their societal distinctions while overawed by their giant ancient neighbor. Chinese influence was nowhere else so long nor so profound as in Korea (even though rule of Vietnam lasted much longer).
Han China vs. Imperial Rome The methods of political control used in Han China (206 B.C.E-220 C.E.) were similar to that of Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E-476 C.E. ); however, these societies greatly differed on their oppositions of governing and the techniques used in maintaining control over citizens, expansions, and their falls. Han China and Imperial Rome had similar governments because they were ruled under one central leader, however, Han China had an emperor that enforced policies and Imperial Rome had a republic because they felt the monarchy did no good to the people. The Senate of Rome had most control over the citizens.
CAC China Between the years 500 and 1750, China’s involvement in trade and decisions regarding global trade greatly affected their economy. China has always participated in local trade amongst Chinese societies, however new technologies brought change in the trading system and the people the Chinese traded with. There were also time periods of isolation from other countries that were established in order to have less western influence. Transitions with new rulers, advancements in technologies, and expansion of their empire caused for Chinese economic growth or continuance. Many foreign invaders tried to conquer the empires of China for thousands of years, one of which was actually successful.
Compare/Contrast Rome and India Rome and India both rose from a land that had simple farms into great empires, though they may not be alike in every quality. Rome might have fallen before India ever truly began, but time both revealed the potential of these prominent societies. Rome and India both have similarities and differences in government, religion, and social standings. Firstly, Rome and India's government varied quite vastly from each other yet shared some commonalities. Undoubtedly, Rome came to greatness by rigid laws that tied the kingdom together as well as a Republic.
They isolated themselves from other countries; but after their imperialisms in the late 1800s, the countries went on different paths. China remained traditional and denied modernization and suffered because of it, while Japan emulated the imperial powers and became an imperial power themselves. Before the early 1700s and the late 1800s, China was a leading nation. China was fairly strong during earlier periods of history. It had a strong and peaceful government during the Qing Empire and imperial powers such as Britain and the U.S. were interested in Chinese goods.
One of the similarities the two civilizations has involved Kings and Queens, and other classes. The top ranking class of both China and Egypt were the Kings and Queens. In Egypt the next class involved other members from the upper class. Then below them were the middle class, which included merchants and artisans, and at the bottom were the peasants and farmers, they were the largest of the classes. In China, the classes below the Kings and Queens were the noble men, then the craftspeople, traders, farmers, and at last the
In China, based on the Five Relationships, women were expected to be absolutely obedient to their husbands. Since the Classical period, the role of women in China, until recent times, did not experience much change, for people of the society were influenced by the Confucian teachings and values. One of the biggest changes in the Chinese culture was Buddhism, which was introduced to China from India through the Silk Roads. Buddhism threatened the unity of China and it arrived after the fall of the Han Dynasty, and people didn't fully assimilate it into their culture until almost a century later. The collapse of the Han Dynasty helped Daoism and Buddhism
The Vietnamese had a long history of foreign intervention and invasion, especially by the Chinese whom had periodically held rule over China from 111AD till 1428AD. A strong sense of nationalism was developed in Vietnam while they were under the Chinese through regular uprising against their conquerors. This strong sense of Nationalism was developed because of the strong resentment that they felt against foreign interference. Vietnam’s culture was influenced and developed by the Chinese. However Vietnamese society is village based and the family and village leaders were far more important to the common person than an emperor or other ruler.