Ancient China Essay

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Women In Ancient China

    • 930 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Confucius Civil Service Exam Confucius was an important government official in ancient china who developed a new moral code based on respect, honesty, education, kindness and strong family bonds. One of his theories was that “Women and servants are most difficult to nurture. If one is close to them, they lose their reserve, while if one is distant, they feel resentful.” This can help our understanding of ancient China and of Confucius’ teachings. Confucius puts women and servants in the same category because he viewed them they same way: unimportant and incompetent. Like servants, women were viewed as frivolous and impotent. As stated by Alison Campion, “Within the society of classic Confucian values women were treated as lesser beings, completely inferior to their male…

    • 930 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Historically,china has been credited for some of the world‘s most life-changing inventions for many years. For many years China gained much wealth by creating such inventions. Some of the most influential ancient Chinese inventions include gunpowder, the Silk Road, and paper. The accidental discovery of gunpowder was made way back in the 8th century A.D. Chinese alchemist were actually searching for the elixir of life, when it became clear that if you mixed sulfur, charcoal, saltpeter it…

    • 323 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    physically see such as magic and Gods. The supernatural is related to things or actions that can’t logically be explained. However in Ancient China, the supernatural was believed to be controlled by human destiny and nature. They also believed that ghosts inhabited the earth. The supernatural concept has drastically changed along the decades. It is important to understand that the supernatural in ancient China had an extraordinary seriousness amongst the Chinese society and their lifestyle. I…

    • 1329 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    migrated to Egypt, some from the eastern and western deserts in Sinai and Libya. Ancient Egypt was an area where different cultures blended cultural practices and technologies. Very similar to the people of Egypt were the people of East Asia. Just like all the other people of this time, East Asians settled in river basins. These settlements along the Yellow River and Yangzi River became the starting point for the Chinese state. These two areas shared some very similar aspects of life, but also…

    • 862 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Cosmology In Ancient China

    • 1060 Words
    • 5 Pages

    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…

    • 1060 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    I have chosen furniture to focus on from the Ancient China as there are a lot of detailed workmanship or craftsmanship in the work from the past. Most of the items that were dug out from the ground were shaped and crafted uniquely. The material being used to make the throne for the emperor in the Qing Dynasty is wood.Traditional and detailed skill are needed to carve this chair. This attracts me as during this modern generation, many people are utilising this work from ancient China. Moreover,…

    • 342 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Explain why was fashion very important in Ancient China? The fashion from Ancient China was an important aspect in the Chinese culture. Ancient China society was strict on clothing and this was reflected in its elaborate garment. Fashion trends usually change over time because of new emperors from each dynasty. Clothing later became part of people’s lives in Ancient China, it represented their culture but mainly the differences in social status based on the hierarchy. Ancient Chinese fashion…

    • 1105 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The lord would typically be the owner of the fief, he would then find vassals that would be willing to provide protection for him in exchange for use of the land, but not ownership. There is special ceremony performed to show the importance of this relationship called an homage, at this ceremony the agreement of the vassal providing physical protection to the lord, and the lord allowing the vassal the use of the land. It was considered a serious offence if either party were to break this…

    • 666 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    As soon as Arthur Sze began his presentation you could tell he was incredibly passionate about what he does. Not only could you see his passion but, his intelligence of poetry and chinese. I found his presentation interesting, and intriguing because of the passion he carried throughout his presentation. I could tell he could've gone on for hours on end presenting all of his knowledge, he jumped around quickly in his presentation trying to give everyone as much information in the short time he…

    • 557 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Science, Math, and Technology in Ancient China In the modern world, especially in The U.S., we often think that we are more advanced than other cultures through the ages. And while we may be more technologically advanced in terms of electronics and such, could we have built the pyramids, could we have built the colosseum, or could we have built Alexandria’s Lighthouse using the current technology of the day. I don’t think we could and this paper goes on to impress on you the humbling view that …

    • 1191 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50