Plutarch, for one, likes technology, but he simply shows his thinking on the use of well-designed roads, which could only be used by the elite anyways. Frontinus’s point of view is partial in that he himself is a water commissioner, who talks about the greatness of his aqueducts. Of course he would hold a positive attitude towards his own job, otherwise he would lose his job as a water commissioner. The two sources of information explaining views oppose to the use of technology seem to criticize men who embrace skilled occupations and endeavors. Documents 5
History Essay In Han China and the Romans, both have different attitudes towards technology. Some people were happy to have technology, while others weren’t looking forward to working with tools, but despite their complaints, the Hans and the Romans people still view differently at how the technology affects their life. Some view technology as a tool to use people to get what the government want, some viewed technology as beneficial, while others wanted to help make labor easier on people. In documents 2 and 5, people were used to achieve what the government wanted. Cicero, an upper-class Roman political leader said that “vulgar and unbecoming to a gentleman”, (Doc 5) is what men are turning into.
Around the dawn of the first millennium, the Han and Roman attitudes toward technology were both of self betterment, however the Han Empire in China placed a much greater worth on technological enhancements than the Roman Empire did. However, it should be noted that every document was written by someone of the upper class, giving no insight into how people of lesser status felt towards technology. This, plus the fact that there are no female perspectives, shows how only a very narrow segment of a larger society felt towards technological advancement. An additional document from either would provide only further to help the understanding of societal attitudes to technology. The Han's view of technology was very self glorifying.
Professor Roger Ames began his lecture by speaking of the misconceptions that Americans have about the Chinese. Usually the Chinese culture is either romanticized or demonized. China and America are both are powerful countries and Ames spoke of the fact that if they do not join peacefully they are stunting the possibilities they have to change the course of the world. Ames spoke a lot about the focus on competition, a winner, loser, and every situation. Whereas Confucius would focus more on flourishing relationships and being respectful and loving all.
Sangah Kwak AP World Mr. Costigan 31 October 2012 AP World History DBQ Thesis Han’s attitude toward labor and manufacturing was more lenient and acceptable than the Romans who had a more negative and uncertain view, therefore causing a general attitude of labor and technology to be positive. The Han government official of the Han Dynasty in the 2nd century B.C.E says that technology is an advantage towards the government, the people, and empire which results in the invention of the aqueducts and other engineering needs. The Han government official explains that technology is beneficial because it is a key to the regulation of the government, it is an essential part of the empire, and requires government intervention. (D#1) The Han government official, Huan Guan, in the 1st century B.C.E, illustrates that the government developed sub-standard tools because of monopolies and explains that a strong government should adjust the situation. Huan Guan says that technology is an essential part of peasant production and the government is responsible for its suppor.
There is a failure to realise that long term better economic welfare also means general higher standards of living, as people have enough money to buy everything they need and some of what they want, competition is rife so drives quality up and prices down, and the government are able to take in more taxes from firms who are much healthier financially. This mass employment may lead to more jobs, but the workers themselves or the way they’re used is hugely inefficient. Another reason that labour production in the UK is so low is the lack of competition. There is a strong body of evidence that competition enhances productivity. So, with a lack of one there is a lack of the other.
(docs 3, 4, 6, 8). The promotion of the pestle and mortar invention by the mythological emperor Fuxi showed the positive attitude the Han had towards new inventions (doc 3). As a new creation this invention was widely used and praised but as improvements were made to the pestle and mortar their benefits were significantly increased. The author, Huan Tan, felt that new inventions were beneficial to the Han society and clever improvements made the benefits made mythological emperor Fuxi’s creations even better. This is the POV because he is praising Fuxi’s invention and is explaining its widespread use in the society.
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
Based upon social class and political power in public policy, the United States has proven to be a nation where the economy, society, and political system do not function in the same way for all of its citizens, and everybody works for the benefit of the few, and against the interest of the many. Professors Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson argued in their book, “Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class” (2010), that changing tax rates has been a major factor underlying growing inequality. They claim that the globalization and technological changes are not the causes of economic struggles of the middle and working classes in the United States. Instead they blame a long series of policy changes in government that significantly favored the very rich since the late 1970s. Those changes were the result of, well-financed and well-organized efforts by the corporate sector to push government policies to lean in favor of the very wealthy.
Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping both wanted a communist government for China. I feel that Deng Xiaoping was the better choice of the two leaders. His actions resulted in the improvement of the Chinese society. While, Mao Zedong appeared to do more damage than good for the Chinese people. Mao Zedong worked with the "Red Guards.