In China, among the many classes of Chinese social structure, they show positive responses to the spread of Buddhism as seen in Documents 1,2,3, and 5. Buddhism began to spread in China, as shown in Document 5, because it gives the people belief in a better afterlife and more unity. In Document 1, which was according to Buddhist tradition, shows the reasons behind why the Chinese would convert; however this could be an opinion of the Chinese citizens because it is the preachings of Buddha to his followers that describes the four major beliefs of Buddhism. Documents 4 and 6 however had negative responses to the spread of Buddhism from the aristocrats and rulers of China during the Tang Dynasty when it began threatening their power. The spread of Buddhism began weakening their power over the citizens of China because of people becoming monks as shown by Document
These different things caused confusion in the Aztec society and started the downfall of the Aztec empire. Another way Cortes caused the downfall of the Aztecs was his disrespect to Aztec culture. He changed the way the people conducted themselves and destroyed their values and beliefs they kept at the center of their lives. A great example of this is when Cortes ordered them to destroy their idols and change their beliefs to the Spanish belief (most likely catholic). This caused the chieftains in the society to lose confidence in the way Montezuma was going about giving the authority to Hernan Cortes.
The Chinese believed it is a virtue to follow Confucianism. To summarize, Confucianism is a mutual belief of the Chinese. When talking about Chinese culture, we could not neglect the Chinese have a respectful personality. They respect everything, including the god, ancestors, ghost, emperor and the seniors. Sometime, other races may say the Chinese having too much superstitious belief.
This made fighting on both sides “heartless” and beyond “human decency” (134). The hatred between these two civilizations derived “a process of dehumanization” to get “large numbers of soldiers to kill other people” for killing to come “naturally” or “easily” (page 134). The Japanese felt the Flyboys were inhumane because of the bombings of hospital, factories, and houses. Americans and Japanese had an endless list of cultural opposites such as counting numbers on their hands, reading a book, or greeting someone (page 134). Americans and Japanese “didn’t even agree what year it is.” America and Japan were cultural polar opposites, which made them more enthusiastic to kill each other.
Both Matteo Ricci and Las Casas characterize their groups of people in a positive way. Matteo refers to the Chinese as being “quite content with what they have and are not ambitious of conquest” even though they have a large army that could conquer any nation. (5) He compares them to the Western people who are “frequently discontent with their own governments and covetous of what others enjoy.” (5) Unlike the Chinese, the nations of the West are often consumed with the idea of supreme domination and “cannot even preserve what their ancestors have bequeathed them.”(5) He also stated that he knew of no other people who “fell into fewer errors in the early ages of their antiquity than the Chinese did.” (3) Ricci praised China’s religion for its similarities to Christianity. He also praised
AAS 300 Jia Kim The Chosŏn Dynasty and Confucianization 1. State the critical reason for Chosŏn Confucian scholars’ condemnation of Buddhism. In koryo, Buddhism was embraced as the state religion but became an enemy by adherents of Confucianism. Choe Sung-no, a model Confucian argued that frequent Buddhist ceremonies harmed people and that Buddhism thinks about the afterlife rather than the present. Some of the Confucians of the late Koryo period opposed Buddhism as they burned down temples and slashed the throat of monks.
But secretly inside he hated the environment in which he lived, he hated the imperialistic government in which resided in Burma, and he hated the residents of Burma. “…I thought the greatest joy in the world would be to drive a bayonet into a Buddhist priest’s guts.” (Page 310) He felt all of this hatred for the people around him, but yet he felt as if he had to go along with everything and everyone else just to live in harmony. As Orwell was summoned to the “tiny incident” as he called it, taking care of the elephant situation, he found that the residents of the village did not know exactly what was going on with the elephant until they found out that there could possibly be a shooting, or at least some excitement. For example, he asked some of the villagers if they had seen the elephant. Some said that the elephant went to the left and some said that the elephant went to the right and some did not even know about the elephant at all.
This misconception was due to the failure of communication and the failure to understand the thoughts and feelings of our opponents. On the issue of the War on Iraq, the government is once again failing to empathize with our enemy. We have angered the people of Iraq so much that they are willing to sacrifice themselves and their families just so they can destroy us, the Americans. We are not making an effort to understand or communicate with them and instead are retaliating in the same way. We are actually killing our enemies even if it means harming innocent people and destroying their homes.
Instead 1000’s of innocent Japanese people did. This was a major down fall of the atomic bomb, as the Americans couldn’t specifically choose who they were going to kill. The people that really deserved to die didn’t, and their country had to pay for that. Whilst getting revenge, and reasserting their self-pride, the Americans also planned on spreading fear over every country in the world. They knew that if they dropped this never seen before weapon it would shock the world and make themselves respected and feared.
Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregations statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality” (219). Many people think that it is wrong to be homosexual. In the 1980’s the Department of Defense officially put a complete ban on gays in the military.