Units 1 & 2 Essay Comparison of Mesopotamia and China Rachael Meador AP World History Mr. Supanick; Period 5 Due 10/22/12 Mesopotamia and China each developed their cultures in a unique way politically, economically, socially and religiously while still having some shared factors in these cultural categories. The similarities and differences between these two civilizations are fascinating and many. An example of this comparison is that both groups created a monarchy to be their government type. The contrast of Mesopotamia and China is shown in the fact that they created two different types of law codes to govern their societies. This essay focuses on the crucial similarities and differences
The placement and use of the Mandate of Heaven has been a political constant during this time period of classical China. The Mandate of Heaven is the basic idea that a divine ruler gave certain people the right to rule. However, if the Mandate is removed, the dynasty is no longer in charge. This “explained” China’s many overthrown dynasties. Government structure is also a big political continuity in China during 100 C.E.
At the temple of Meryre both Akhenaten and Nefertiti are shown enthrones. Along with this Nefertiti was beloved by the people and held great sway over them. All of this would have made her a great candidate for a co-regency. If this is true, it means that Akhenaten’s relationship with Nefertiti grew to a level where it became political. The quote “… at hearing whose voice the King rejoices, the Chief Wife of the King, his beloved, the Lady of the Two Lands, Neferneferuaten – Nefertiti, May she live for Ever and Always.” From an Amarna inscription indicates that Akhenaten relationship with Nefertiti was not only through their children, equal on both sides and political but also romantic.
Amir Hassan Ap English 3/20/11 Amir Hassan Ap English 3/20/11 Pink Flamingos Jennifer Price is widely focused around the pink flamingo and American society with the bird. See how flamingos were native to Florida but were extinct in the late 1800’s by early Americans the flamingo was never forgotten and is bigger than ever. “Claims to boldness”; also Jennifer says had made this bird synonymous with wealth around the “vacationing Americans.” This colorful bird has given Americans a style of art as well. With the playful art deco style, and replete. Now is this Author really talking about “pink flamingos” or is she really saying something more?
The Code of Hammurabi was based off of gender relations, and/or class structure. The women were basically property because they were women and they had no power. The men that had a lot of money was given more favor. The third component is the Political System, it determines who governs, who makes the laws and who provides community service. An example of this is “Mandate of Heaven.” It is a concept in China: The ruler had moral authority so long as powers granted it to him on the basis of his good character.
Helen had superhuman strength such as superhuman strength, longevity, vitality and resistance to harm and eternal life. This was only true just as long as she continuously ate ambrosia and drank nectar from the apples of immortality. Helen was beautiful and many gods wanted her. When she was younger, a god named Thesus wanted to marry her so he kidnapped and left her to his mother Aphidnae until she was older. Before Helen had time to grow older her twin siblings Castor and Pollux rescued her.
When someone thinks of Martha Stewart the word sex never comes to mind, although Martha Stewart does have a daughter, she lives a very asexual lifestyle. Athena is also very well known for having a famous city in Greece named after her and she received that honor for her contribution of the olive tree to those people of the city that is now known as Athens. Martha Stewart does not have a city named after her but she does have her own company that offers ideas for anything from food, entertainment, weddings, holidays, crafts, home & garden, pets, as well as have the ability to shop for almost anything you want. In Athens the Athenians have built Athena a temple called the Parthenon and what was once found within it was an extremely large statue of Athena herself made from ivory and gold. Martha Stewart is very much alive and does not yet have any statues of her found anywhere but her logo and brand name could be found in almost every Kmart across the country.
Confucianism is a complex system of moral, social, political, philosophical, and religious thought which has had big influence on the culture and history of East Asia. The cultures most strongly influenced by Confucianism include those of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Neo-Confucianism combined Taoist and Buddhist ideas with existing Confucian ideas to create a more complete bonding than had ever existed before. At the same time, many forms of Confucianism have historically declared themselves opposed to the Buddhist and Taoist belief
The legend of the Chinese dragon: In ancient days the Chinese dragon was regarded as a sacred animal, and it used to be the imperial sign of Chinese lords and emperors. It is the first of the four mythical Creatures to Chinese the others are the unicorn, the phoenix and the tortoise (not so mythical). Unlike the “evil” dragon of the West, the Chinese Dragon is a beneficent and gracious creature and is worshipped as the great ruler of Lakes, Rivers and Seas. It is the powerful yet gentle dragon that brings rain to the earth, hastens the crops and cools the toiling framer. It is one of the most popular of Chinese art motifs, being sculptured on stone pillars of Chinese temples and embroidered on beautiful gold and silk tapestries.
But to get through the process of changing dynastic families, one dynasty must fall. The ruler of the dynasty, in this case it would be the king of the Shang dynasty, has to not succeed in their duties, and that will cause suffering to the kingdom. Causing suffering to the kingdom will displease the heavenly powers, and they will withdraw the mandate out of the Shang dynasty, and deposit it into a more worthy candidate, the Zhou dynasty. The Mandate of heaven The philosophy of the Mandate of Heaven was an important philosophy that had a long-term significance on China, and even certain parts of the world. The Mandate of Heaven provided not only China, but also other parts of the world with a dynastic system.