The Advanced Technology of Ancient China, Japan and Maya By: Victoria Nienhuis Throughout history, the advancement of science and technology has had a clear impact on the development of civilizations. You may ask yourselves, “How have these technological advancements helped the world?” What you may not know, is that the discoveries of these civilizations have affected all areas of life greatly, in ways that you see in everyday life, yet not give any notice. These advancements have helped ancient Maya, China, and Japan contribute to the world today. Through the development of technology, these three ancient civilizations were able to greatly influence the world around them and continue to do so today through the invention of gunpowder, ancient China, the samurai, ancient Japan, and the calendar, ancient Maya. The advancements of ancient China have had one of the largest impacts on the world.
Silk Road DBQ The interconnected network of the Silk Road has had a vast role in broadcasting the major aspects of all the past, present, and future civilizations. The Silk Road has left a huge dent in the world’s blueprint in development. It also was a distinguished trading route that allowed friends and people to spread ideas, religions, and inventions for the greater good of mankind. Although the fact that many people believe that the Silk Road was one-dimensional, in that they think that it was an important trading route, it had affected the world in many ways such as, an economic, social, religious, and intellectual aspects. Economically, the Silk Road had a colossal effect on the world’s economy which established how and where most of the major imports and exports go.
They have suffered inequality in the areas of justice, educational opportunities, economical position, social freedom, political rights, and violence as well. Recently, increased international relations advocate for women’s rights and empower women in the MENA regions. International organizations have successfully empowered women in these regions. However, as the societies of the MENA face the challenging processes of social change, inequality towards women remain as the biggest obstacle. Therefore, as a contemporary issue in international relations, women’s rights in MENA can effectively be addressed from a liberal perspective.
Ancient Civilizations and Their Inventions Ancient cultures have shaped who we are today. A lot of the inventions they created thousands of years ago we still use today in our everyday lives. By being aware of the lives and the creations of our ancestors, we can better understand our place in the world. What we would do without these inventions is unimaginable. Three of the major ancient civilizations that created important inventions are the Sumerians, the Chinese, and the Egyptians.
In early history, gunpowder provided leverage for military conquest. Today, we use gunpowder in fireworks (another invention of the ancient Chinese), military purposes to defend our country, rockets, and bullets for guns just to name a few. There are many more applications for gunpowder in today’s society. Today we use paper for our newspapers, books, post-its, notebook and journals. Paper is a major form of communication in today’s society.
Many social activities took place on Church property. Weddings and funerals were important community events, and helped people to build strong relationships with one another. MIDDLE CLASS ESSAY: In the beginning of the Victorian Era elite families had the power in society and its politics. The elite families were made up of 300 families which were established as the traditional ruling class. However, the development of new types of values, such as individualism, introduced changes throughout the Victorian Era.
In other words, gender is the sex of individual human beings. Male and female genders coexist in almost every society, thus leading to a form of cultural diversity. Age is another dimension of cultural diversity that is typically common in all societies. Everyone ages, male and female of all species on earth, no matter what culture or diverse characteristics one may possess. As people age and babies are born, societies inevitably become diverse in the ages of individual members thus, again creating a form of cultural diversity.
Fireworks provide the public with spectacular and mesmerizing explosions that leave the audience in awe, but how do they work? The art of fireworks first originated in ancient China, where the very first firework or firecracker were bamboo shoots filled with gun powder. They were exploded at the start of a new year to scare away evil spirits. Today, modern fireworks are still used in celebrations to mark special occasions. However, throughout the years the mechanics of how fireworks are made slightly became more advanced.
The government also wanted to produce a new visual culture to communicate its philosophy and objectives to the people of China. Artists were encouraged to create art that reflected the revolutionary spirit of the time, in Mao’s words, to create art for the people. The impact of this directive on artists and art making was massive. Oil painting in a socialist realist style substituted ink painting which had been one of the most admired art forms in China for over one thousand years as the ideal painting style. Revolutionary heroes, such as soldiers, workers, and peasants replaced traditional subjects such as birds, flowers, and landscapes.
Early in the nineteenth century, the British had gained great influence and rule over China, for it was more modernized and developed, and consequently had more power. Not only that, but they started selling opium in China to balance their purchases of tea for export. (“Opium Wars” 35986). This resulted into an addiction to opium, a detrimental effect on the Chinese citizens caused by the Europeans. China’s response to this was to implement their prohibition against import of this drug by destroying a lot of opium on the ships arriving at the Port of Canton.