In today’s Asian societies they still strongly believe in the cycle of birth and rebirth, which is represented by the wheel of law located on the Great Stupa. The wheel of law is used to defeat evil actions, thoughts, desires, and ignorance. To put the wheel in motion the Asian societies must produce good action and completely follow the Lord Buddha s teaching. They also believe the Earth is covered by
Confucianism is highly advocated in China. In stead of saying Confucianism is a religion, I think Confucianism is concepts of state of moral idea. It provided spiritual and intellectual knowledge to the Chinese. It taught us to be self-ruled and to be virtuous person. The Chinese believed it is a virtue to follow Confucianism.
I discovered that there are three forms of Taoism evolved; Philosophical Taoism, Religious Taoism, and a cluster of beliefs that Smith calls Vitalizing Taoism. All of them deal with increasing and harnessing the power (te) of energy (ch'i) to maximize its effectiveness in an individual. This is attempted via diet, exercise, meditation and yoga. Taoism seeks complete self-knowledge that, if achieved, leads to extraordinary power over people and things. It expresses itself in the ability to get things done without seeming to actually do anything, especially avoiding recourse to violence, coercion, or pressure.
Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Confucian values routinely informed the actions and worldviews of everyone in Han China, from the highest official to the lowliest peasant. True or false? Introduction According to Murray (23), the Confucian ideology clearly illustrates that nurturing the basic instinct to live by submitting to those in power is the best applicable method of blocking the ability to question the credibility of whatever has been commanded by those in power. However, this is only possible the routine of continuously submitting to the powerful does not lead to unendurable suffering. The ideology concentrated on making subjects to be compliant to the order of authority that was before them.
Romulus Augustus was the last Emperor before the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, while in China, Emperor Xian was the ruler at the time of the collapse. The different dates of collapses shows us today that the Romans had a more clear line of success that the Chinese did. The Chinese were destroyed by a warlord, while the Romans were collapsed by enemy invasions. This is an important contrasting historical fact because it shows the Romans economy/political wall was stronger and more well sub-stained than the Chinese’s Han Dynasty. These Empires are similar in that they both had some sort of political corruptions.
Following after that was the Han dynasty. The ruling class was mainly emperors on top and then soldiers and ending up with the peasants at the very bottom. Trade helped gain new territories and advance to new lands. The Great Wall of China was being built at this time to keep out the barbarians. The barbarians were on attack to take over China.
Both empires remained for long periods of time. The use of an organized bureaucracy contributed to this. With this organized system, there was control and order which allowed the civilizations to survive. As in most civilizations, Han China and Imperial Rome had belief systems. Han China used a philosophy known as Confucianism and Imperial Rome had religious tolerance meaning people could follow any religion they would like.
The guards on top of the Great Wall light signal fires from the top of the walls towers. The fires are then lit at every tower which sent a signal to the emperor. When the emperor’s advisor is talking to the emperor he says “Impossible, no one can get through the Great Wall.” The Great Wall of China was a means of protection and a show of power and wealth in ancient China. The Veneration of Ancestors is the worshipping of a person’s ancestors. Ancient Chinese people worshipped their ancestors because they thought that the ancestors would bring good luck to the family.
Source A and B are similar in hailing Qui Shihuang as a great ruler and unifier of China and as a harsh ruler who administered severe punishments on those who broke the law and those who pose a threat to his rule. However both sources differ in their emphasis and opinion of Qui Shihuang rule. Both sources, A and B are very similar in their descriptions of Qin Shi Huang. as a powerful and effective ruler who brought about many positive changes to China. Source A mentions about Qui Shihuang introducing laws uniformly throughout China and adopting a single script of writing unifying the people throughout his empire.
One thing they had in comen was that they both had natural barriers separating them from other meager civilizations. Another major similarity was that religion played a big role in leaders staying in power because in china the Zhou claimed that gods gave them the through as long as they guided the people wisely and called their rule “mandate of the havens” and in Egypt it was believed that the pharah was a god on earth and he was son of Re. Finally another similarity is that they both depended on annual floods for the grouth of there crops. Differences: even doe Egypt and china have many things in common they also differ a lot. A way they differ is that Egypt has more of a dry flat land and china is mostly raised wet land.