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    In recent Chinese and Japanese history, the period that was the most important for the development of ethnic relations were different. In China, before 1949, the country was in turmoil where after the 1911 revolution that overthrown the imperial family there was the period of warring states period between the Chinese warlords, foreign invasion from Japan and the civil war between the CCP and the KMT. The ethnic relations were not really at the top of the national agenda when all these chaos were taking place. Therefore, the development of ethnic relations did not start until 1949. In Japan, during the beginning of the 1900s, Japan started to expand its imperial empire, and Japan victimized many ethnic groups like the Ainu group. Moreover, many…

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    Yashna Bowen A98024314 HIEA 131- Daughter of Han Analysis A Daughter of Han: Perspective of One, Perspective of Many The text, “A Daughter of Han, An Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman”, shows us much about the ideals and customs upheld by Ning Liao TaiTai, one of the many ethnically Han Chinese woman living through the later Qing period and the so called Republican Period of China spanning the breakdown of the empires to the formation of the People’s Republic of China. Ning Liao…

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    Han Shaogong captures the emotion and experiences of the Cultural Revolution, and the Down to the Countryside Movement from the perspective of an educated youth in his novel, “A Dictionary of Maqiao.” In the novel, the reader follows an educated youth as he travels to the countryside as a part of Mao’s “Down to the Countryside Movement.” The “Down to the Countryside Movement” was an effort by Mao Zedong to eradicate the anti-bourgeois thinking that he believed was prevalent in his country. Mao…

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    It is believed that some of the best evidence of common beliefs in Han China were founded in the writings of Wang Chong (27 C.E. 100 C.E.) (1), an early Chinese philosopher who believed that the “world operated by spontaneous, natural development” (2) and that the idea of “lucky and unlucky days” was irrational. During his time, Wang had written a published book titled “Luheng,” which contained a series of critical essays with one being that of “Lucky and Unlucky Days.” Wang wrote this…

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    Ming Dynasty

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    rule, he was an oppressed Chinese peasant boy, and during the rebellions against them, he called upon the Chinese to take China back for themselves, overthrowing the Mongols. Overall, the Ming dynasty had support because they were overthrowing foreign corruption. Furthermore, they wanted to fight to restore the dignity of their nationality by bringing an end to the chaos of the final Yuan years. For that reason, the rise of the Ming dynasty is defined by the return of unified ‘Chinese’ ideas and…

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    Religion In China Essay

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    Muslims in China are allowed to have mosques, as markers of their communities. Most mosques had been destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, and was repaired in the 1980s by outside funding. But these mosques weren’t allowed to show anything that depicted that the Muslims within China had “outside” origins. While they may have superficially appeared to be as their Central Asian and Middle Eastern counterparts, they were missing key internal components. Muslims groups tend to remain rather…

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    Separatism In China

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    government as Eastern Turkestan, is at least the most nominal reason behind the tension and unrest. This is also the state-endorsed cause for the conflicts; in 2004, Chinese President Hu Jintao identified…

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    other Chinese Dynasties, the Qing were Manchurian minatory from northeastern China; however, they did incorporate Han Chinese, the major ethnicity of China, into their administrations and “banner” system. The Qing took advantage of the weakened state of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 C.E.) and began their conquest from the north and did not stop until they gained control of the capital, Beijing. The Manchus did not push for the Chinese to accept any of their customs or beliefs, which lead to less…

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    The Great Wall of Ancient China: Did The Benefits Outweigh The Costs? The Great Wall was one of the beautiful man made wonders of Ancient China. It was made out of dirt over a span of a 2,000-year period by the Qin dynasty and the Han dynasty. Though building something of such size and greatness was quite the challenge. There were many hardships involved with the wall, though there were benefits because of the wall as well, such as protection against the Xiongnu Mongols. The costs of the Great…

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    Ambassadors China and Japan Han-Tang Period Before the 10th Century, history shows that contact between Japan and China was done through ambassador diplomacy. Tribal leaders in Japan in the early second century would seek knowledge and support from China to strengthen their position within their tribe at home and to exert military influence upon Korea (pg. 1). Throughout the centuries, Japan would use the ambassador to gain knowledge and insight from China and they would make sure they used…

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