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.
Japan however, never succeeded in creating an effective centralized and bureaucratic state to match that of China but they did try to borrow that idea from China and produced it to the best of their ability. China was a major state during the period of 600-1450, therefore many of their ideas, recourses and culture were borrowed by many other states. Because of the fact that many borrowed from China, the state also became greater. Southeast Asia and Japan were two that borrowed heavily from Chinese culture. They borrowed their rituals, religions and
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).
Chinese, 100 C.E. - 600 C.E. In every civilization there are unique cultural and political structures, even though not all are continued. These structures help to better clarify our understanding of the civilization, and why societies are the way they are today. When compared to other civilizations in the classical era, China’s culture and politic structures seem to have more continuity than change.
Ancient Chinese Inventions Strayer University HUM 111 July 16, 2013 Dr. Caren Stayer The ancient Chinese culture can be credited for several important inventions. China has played a significant part in many famous inventions and contributions that has had a major role to play in our lives. Many of the inventions were invented as far back as c. 1600 B.C.-A.D. 265 (ancienthistory.about.com). The lists of inventions from ancient China are still used in modern day society. Some of the inventions are as follows: tea, gunpowder, a compass, chopsticks, bristle toothbrush, silk fiber, paper and printing, publishing, a seismograph (an earthquake detector), porcelain, acupuncture, lacquer, the wheel barrel, the abacius (calculator) and toilet paper.
WHAP Essay #1 When comparing and contrasting the influence of China on Southeast Asia, We notice that the surrounding countries all were influenced in some manner by the political, religious, and social developments of china. Both Korea and Japan were influenced by China's political structure and methods; however, they each grasped this influence and utilized them in similar, but different ways. When Confucianism and Buddhism diffused out of China, Korea and Japan accepted them differently. Lastly, the society of both Japan and Korea differed in vastly different aspects. Korea and Japan observed the political systems of China, particularly the T'ang Dynasty and its court, and applied them in different ways to their own cultures.
THE SOUNDS OF HMONG William Chang December 15, 2005 Linguistics 110 Course Project Language & Language Consultant The Hmong (Hmong: Hmoob) are an aboriginal people group of China, referred to within China as Miao (Chinese: 苗族, miáozú). Starting in the 18th century, large numbers migrated to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar. In the second half of the 20th century, as a result of the Indochina and Vietnam wars, some migrated to America, French Guiana, France, and Australia. The number of Hmong worldwide is very diﬃcult to ﬁx. Most Hmong live in China, and I have seen ﬁgures for the population there to range from 7 million (1999 ﬁgure, Ethnologue) to 10 million (2000 Chinese census, according to Wikipedia).
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.
The major religions spread during this time period were Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. Buddhism expanded from northern India in about 200 CE to small oasis communities along the Silk roads such as Merv, Samarkand, and Kuqa, where monks or merchants explained the religion to them. From there, Buddhism spread to the steppelands of central Asia and China, where it caused huge uproar and forever changed Chinese government by helping to disestablish the Confucian doctrines which were the norm, and by 500 CE, Chinese were readily accepting it. Hinduism mostly gained a following in southeast Asian islands such as Java and Sumatra, where, by 100 CE, they had adopted Hindu cults of Shiva and Vishnu. Christianity spread its message of salvation throughout much of the Mediterranean basin and the Roman Empire, despite the Romans attempts to quash it.
As a result, books became less expensive, more people could afford them, more people learned to read and write, and helped to spread knowledge throughout China. The Mongols: They conquered all of China within 20 years. They didn’t let the old Chinese ruling class in government and kept their own language and customs. Kublai Khan, the Mongol’s leader used to welcome visitors from all over the world , one of them was Marco Polo who wrote about what he saw in Khan’s court, which caused trade between Europe and China to grow. Mongol rule in China came to an and when Chinese peasants led an uprising against the