While in court, he would stutter across words and not fully be able to present his great ideas (China Culture.) However, this setback allowed him to develop another Chinese style that would benefit the whole nation (China Culture.) When the Han state began to decline, Han Feizi saw all the factors that were contributing to its fall. He tried to persuade the king to take up different policies, but the king was too stubborn and incapable of following good advice (China Culture). Han Feizi noticed that the rulers of his time period were consumed with Confucianism and the Mohist philosophers who always talked about being moral and benevolent (China Culture).
The first part states, “…purely liberal and republican conceptions of civic identity are seen as frequently unsatisfying to many Americans, because they contain elements that threaten, rather than affirm, sincere, reputable beliefs in the propriety of the privileged positions that whites, Christianity, Anglo-Saxon traditions, and patriarchy have had in the United States (Smith 558).” To me, this says that true liberal ideas such as equality to its fullest extent threaten some groups within American culture. For example, many Christian groups in the United States do not support gay marriage rights because this act is contradictory to their beliefs. Rogers Smith would argue
The Roman Republic influenced democracy by showing that any other way of ruling is very unfair. I think that the Roman Republic was the most influential to the ideas of today’s democracies. Athens had many philosophers to increase the effectiveness of democracy and reform Athens feared a civil war between the aristocrats and the peasants. The peasants far outnumbered the aristocrats, so they needed to come up with a way to protect themselves from the peasants. Draco was appointed in 632 BCE, but failed to do much at all.
Though this proposition is correct, I argue that the decentralization of the Chinese system of governance was an integral reason for its inability to cope with the challenges posed by modern nation-states. This decentralization is characterized by many factors including internal social unrest, lack of strong leadership, corruption, and traditional ideals. The already decentralized, corrupt state was thus easily exploited by modern imperialist powers due to their superior military technology and organization. Eventually, China’s decline and successive defeats led to the fall of the last Chinese empirical dynasty. To begin, it is necessary to have a strong understanding of China’s background as an empire and what led to its decline during this period.
Han and Roman Technology DBQ The Han and Roman societies had varying views about technology. The Hans however recognized technology as a much more valuable idea while the Romans saw it as something not as necessary. In document 1 a Han government official wrote to local officials telling them to establish more water conservation offices. He wrote in detail how he wanted it to be organized such as the scheduling of waterway inspections and hiring workers experienced with the “ways of the water.” This shows that this Han government official favored technology because he believed that the water conservation offices would be beneficial. Document 2 is written by Huan Guan, another Han government official, stating his views on the iron tools used to make salt and iron.
1/22/09 HIST 352 The Low Qing Dynasty’s Struggle to Modernize The Low Qing dynasty’s efforts to reshape China and its culture in the mold of the modern industrialized world were, ultimately, both insufficient and unsuccessful. Insufficient, because few Chinese other than the literati (like Feng Kuei-Fen and Liang Qichao) realized the breakneck speed with which Western society was producing improved technology and unsuccessful, because the vast majority of the Chinese people opposed most of the government’s reform-oriented, “self-strengthening” measures out of a xenophobic disdain for Western ways. They feared that copying foreign military techniques and adopting modern political practices would result in the loss of China’s inner essence, or Ti, and this reluctance to change and obstinate determination to maintain traditional Confucian culture helped foster the civilization’s precipitous decline throughout the 19th century. Some reticent scholars, like Huang Zongxi, had foreseen such a fall from grace and advocated a reconsideration of the basic tenets of Chinese political order based on “the conclusion that the problems were not minor ones… but much more major ones, such as the bureaucracy having far too much control over the economy.” (Ebrey 230) Still, Zongxi’s ominous recommendations largely fell upon deaf ears, because, up until the late 1700s, China’s material culture had been unrivalled and its “standard of living was among the best in the world, and inventions flowed more commonly from east to west than vice versa.” (Ebrey 234) But, China’s global stature had sharply plummeted after resounding defeats in the Opium Wars and the later Sino-Japanese War, and was further damaged by its government’s inability to effectively quell internal conflicts like the Taiping or Boxer Rebellions. These humbling failures did, however, provide reformers
From a dictionary, the definition of discrimination is, “distinguishing differences between things or treating someone as inferior based on their race, sex, national origin, age or other characteristics” (yourdictionary, 2012). Some people could be treated differently in a negative way— treated in a way where in “normal” or “superior” people are not treated. The society’s treatment of these people may involve the unfair limitations of their rights. Example is when an American is not given the chance to be promoted in a higher position in the company because she is a girl. Another is when a man who is qualified for the job, because he has the education and experiences needed for the job, and yet he is not accepted because he is too old or he is too fat.
Joseph Needham have analysed the development of science and technology in ancient China from various aspects, including life-style, society system and philosophy. First of all, Chinese were believed to be lack of interest to engage too far in theory, especially geometrical theory1. They put more emphasis on practical use of an invention, rather than examining the mechanism behind in detail. However, Needham believed that it does not have much inhibitory on the advancement of science and technology in classical China. Secondly, the perennialism of China was an “organic materialism”.
Discarding knowledge basically means that knowledge might be replaced by another. It could happen if there exist a new knowledge in which there are less counters and reasoning are more acceptable. Also, it could happen if old knowledge was proved to be away from truth, though, it might be hard to determine whether the “truth” is a real truth. Historians might have different opinions on knowledge about the same event based on their different nationalities, religions and even gender. Using the Long March as an example, elder Chinese historians mostly agree that the Long March is a demonstration of the success of the Chinese Army.
He says that if it wasn't for the Great Firewall, some of the services in China would either cease to exist or have very low market shares. (Bao, 2013) Conclusion In a nutshell, this report talks about how media censorship affects the Chinese society. There are two differing opinions to this, the first one sides on the disadvantages of media censorship and the second one, the advantages of it. Although both opinions are definite in nature, more research needs to be