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    The Three Chinese Philosophies The Zhou dynasty was one of the earliest dynasties of China. It started in 1045 and ended in 256 B.C.E, making it one of the longest lasting dynasties in Chinese history. The Zhou rulers used feudalism to help their role. This allowed the king to have most of the power, but he gave some to others called lords, to help manage other things. This worked very well until about 700 B.C.E. At this time some of the lords had gained so much power that they had near the same level as the king. Groups of lords would start to join together and these groups would fight for power causing an immense amount of chaos. Because of this the Chinese started to wonder the best way to rule an empire. There were so many ways that came about that they were called the “Hundred Schools of Thought.” The three most popular philosophies were Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. They…

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    Chinese Food History

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    Throughout history, a variety of foods have allowed the modern world to gain a historical understanding on the big history and world history of our modern world. The Sichuan cuisine originating from China is a great example showing the impact of food culture and identity in our current society. The Sichuan pepper, is called huajiao in Chinese, meaning flower pepper, and the Sichuan cuisine is undisputedly the most popular cuisine known to China to this current date. Through evaluating the big…

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    Chinese Theatre History

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    around the world Chinese theatre evolved from the act of religious rituals. This paper will outline the ancient Chinese theatre from past to present. One thing to note that the single most interesting thing about Chinese theatre is that it doesn’t lack a large…

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    China has a long history comprised of several dynasties throughout time. Scattered throughout Chinese rule are foreign conquerors that lead China into prosperity. Peasant rebel revolts, as well as a series of famines that struck China during the early seventeenth century, left the system of government vulnerable. After the collapse of the Ming Dynasty in 1644, Manchu people flooded south into China from their Manchuria homeland of the north and proclaimed a new, “pure” reign of power known as…

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    Mao Zedong is revered by many as the ‘founding father of modern China’, with his legacy being not only physically but metaphorically embalmed. However, many, particularly in the West, question this reverence in so far as he halted economic and political progress in China via tumultuous campaigns such as the Great Leap Forward. In order to consider if Mao's importance in Chinese history has been exaggerated, his significance needs to be assessed. Looking at Mao's the impact of his policies at the…

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    Chiang Kai-shek, as an unprecedented Nationalist leader, also as a great politician and strategist, played a significant role in modern Chinese history. His unshakable position, strategic plan and frequent diplomacy helped China survived on this unparalleled crisis. The 19th century of China opened with a broad reform of institutions, particularly in the military system. As a result, the revolution occurs and “followed by the breakup of China as the leaders of autonomous armies fought for…

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    Not long after their arrival in California, Chinese immigrants started to scattered their culture as well as cuisine throughout the country. In no time, their cuisine made a big hit and they created most remarkable innovation in the US food history. A Chinese restaurant named Kin-Chu Cafe promoted their food by introducing the first take-out and delivery service. Although they claimed to be the only place to offer this service, in fact, many restaurants in the States also offered this service…

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    Chinese Medicine History

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    Chinese Medicine has both a long and rich history going as far back as 1600 B.C., where Chinese caldrons were used to make “pills” and other herbal medicines. Generally speaking, this is where the root of Chinese culture influenced an epidemic of rare animals becoming nearly extinct (Shen-Nong). For this reason, it is crucial to pave way to more laws in regard to wealthy Chinese people who are increasingly causing an environmental disaster to millions of rare and endangered animals due to…

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    The journal’s editor accentuated the ‘present significance’ of such a historical event by printing along the photographs of Japanese atrocities such banners as ‘Remembering the Nanjing Massacre. Resolutely Stop American Imperialists’ Remilitarisation of Japan!’ The history movement reflects enduring public anger at Japan’s wartime atrocities, inflamed by publicized accounts in China of Japanese historical revisionism, right-wing activism, and potential remilitarisation. The use of history as an…

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    Equality of Women in Chinese History In ancient China, woman were treated very harshly. They were viewed as property, were treated as inhuman, and had a lack of leadership. Females were treated this way because it was traditional and even if they didn’t like it, they were used to it. Women have long been keeping society’s values in their roles as wives and mothers. They had to obey their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons. In ancient China, women were not allowed to voice their opinion. They…

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