Universe In Ancient China

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How has the understanding of [the] universe in China changed in last hundreds of years?
Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius once said: "He who does not know what the world [does] not know where he is, and he who does not know for what purpose the world exists, does not know who he is, nor what the world is." It is true that a person 's self-identity is hugely affected by his or her view of the world, and that a country or race 's self-image is based on its understanding of the universe. In the last century, China experienced an abrupt shift on the cosmology, which make people suddenly lost their identity in the fast developing world. The issue is far more complicated than it is on the first sight, and the process of is far more struggling. By
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There are basically three universe model, among them the most archaic one the Gai Tian Model and the most advanced one The Hun Tian model. According to the models, the earth is flat, floating on water, and the heaven is around. On the heaven lived gods, but beyond the heaven and the flat earth is infinitive …show more content…
However, China is now facing a dilemma. On the one hand, the society wanted to keep track with the modern cosmology. One the other hand, Chinese began to realize the importance and unique of their culture and wanted to protect it while communicating with the other part of the world.
The last decade of China sees a revival of ancient culture among young generation. A number of young people online, most of them born after [the] 1990s, admire novels, cartoons, and costume in ancient Chinese style. One example is [-the-] prosperous of a new genre in literature called Xiuzhen. In Xiuzhen novels, the main characters, usually live in ancient time, practice through meditation, martial arts, and self-cultivation to extend their lifespan and become a god in heaven. This kind of novel brought the ancient world view [-from-] of [the] ancient world and is a creation in literature a culture reviving. However, critics point out that the as the number of a great number of people regard the phenomenon as a degradation of the traditional

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