The Chinese believed it is a virtue to follow Confucianism. To summarize, Confucianism is a mutual belief of the Chinese. When talking about Chinese culture, we could not neglect the Chinese have a respectful personality. They respect everything, including the god, ancestors, ghost, emperor and the seniors. Sometime, other races may say the Chinese having too much superstitious belief.
The Responses to the Spread of Buddhism in China After Buddhism spread to China from India, many people began converting to Buddhism because it gave them a meaning in life during the period of instability and disunity after the collapse of the Han Dynasty as shown in Document 2. The Chinese at first welcomes Buddhism, as it gave them support during political instability and disunity, but as political relations improved, the government saw Buddhism as a threat to their power and moved to get rid of it. During the Tang Dynasty, Buddhism threatened the power of the nobility and they rose up to disclaim it as shown in Document 6; however not many people were the emperor of China so this wouldn’t effective give a good representation of the responses shown by the majority of the Chinese citizens. After the collapse of the Han Dynasty, there was people who needed more than just Confucianism to give them meaning in their life, Buddhism was then spread to China through merchants and missionaries. In China, among the many classes of Chinese social structure, they show positive responses to the spread of Buddhism as seen in Documents 1,2,3, and 5.
Adler College Gurabo, PR U. S. History Essay I Angel R. Pérez 11-1 Professor Ruiz August 27, 2013 The opening to China 1839 – 1844 The opening to China symbolized the U. S.’s attempts to expand westward. The opening itself was very dissimilar to the Japanese, since the Chinese were willing to do so. But it wasn’t only the Americans, the British and other European powers sought China for products because of their great deal of products to choose from. The Chinese on the other hand, were getting less interested in western products as westerners to Chinese products. This disinterest led to a chain of events that led the U. S. to gaining power in China.
Samurais are mostly known for the honor that they have for their country and themselves. This is honor evident in their peaceful ideals, prejudice outlooks, and combat lifestyle for samurais between the thirteenth century and the sixteenth century. The way of a samurai can be peaceful which is exhibited mostly in Document 2 when Dogon said, “...avoid evil, do nothing about life-and-death, be merciful to all sentient things, respect superiors and sympathize with inferiors...” Dogon’s point of view is the most peaceful most likely because of his belief in Zen Buddhism which evidently influence his ideals. In Document 3 Hojo Shigetoki demonstrated peaceful ideals when he stated, “...do not make the obvious distinction between good and not-good... give the same treatment to all, and thus you will get the best out of the worst.” With this it shows how much honor the samurais took in not just themselves but other people and they way of which everyone was treated. Document 7 continues the theme of peaceful ideals when it states, “In their hearts, they are compassionate and circumspect.” The peaceful ideals are a testament to the way of life filled with honor that the samurais lived.
In what ways did Buddhism play a role in Japan, during the postclassical era? How did Buddhism change Japan, and how did Japan change Buddhism? | * Japan borrowed many things from china; including Buddhism, political values and thinking. * Japan was unique because even though it borrowed many things from china it adapted them to fit their culture. * Japan borrowed ideas from other places hoping to gain power and If needed fix the situation they were in.
Whereas in the Americas, Christianity was being spread in a politically uprooted and shaken society, Christianity in China was being spread in an already prominent Eastern, Confucian culture and society during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Because of this already existing culture, Christian missionaries took a more academic approach, learning Chinese and classical Confucian texts in order to dialogue with Chinese scholars. Initially, the downplayed their aim to gain converts and focused more on their interest of exchanging ideas and learning from ancient Chinese culture. The missionaries were respectful of Chinese culture and actually gained favor of the scholars and officials. However, the success of Christian missions dwindled, as Christianity did not have as much to offer to the already established Chinese society with their Confucian beliefs and faith.
Although Buddhism and Christianity were different in that Buddhism spread nonviolently due to Buddhism Principles, while Christianity spread violently through invasions due to the spread of the religion to different regions . They were more similar in that both religions expanded and grew larger after the conversion of powerful political leaders because political rulers of different empires sent missionaries to foreign lands to spread the religion. They were also more similar in that both religions spread along the silk road because the movement of people and ideas along the silk road led to cultural diffusion. Buddhism spread nonviolently through the movement of monks and missionaries along the silk road. The missionaries that were sent by Ashoka Maurya wanted to spread their religon in a peaceful way, so they don’t disobey Buddhism philosophy.
Many people in China would love to be free from getting stressed about school and etc. Students in China want to be free because they are stressing out. Their parents are really strict about the grades, wanting them to be a doctor or a lawyer, and etc. The students can’t handle it so they suicide. In America, it’s different,
Confucianism impacted society by making people respect their elders which made people more polite in a sense. Daoism impacted society by making people want a simple life and not many material things. This caused people to be happy with little and get along better because they went with the flow.
It was a social taboo for ordinary people to get too active in political issues, even criticizing and talking was not allowed. This cultural feature of Chinese immigrants formed a public opinion that they were not willing to be assimilated into American society in the early 20th century. As Siu (1952) noted in his famous article The Sojourner, Chinese immigrants, especially the first and second generation in the United States, were “sojourners” who stick to the cultural heritage of their own ethnic group and lived in isolation, hindering their assimilation to the community in which they lived, often for quite a long