History of China

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  • The China History Podcast The Opium War Analysis

    Podcast Critique: The China History Podcast: “The Opium War” Laszlo Montgomery’s podcast, The China History Podcast: “The Opium War” discusses the background, causes and effects of the First Opium War, which lasted from 1839 to 1842 and ended with the first of the “unequal treaties”, the Treaty of Nanjing, which forced China to cede Hong Kong and several harbors to the British Empire. The podcast has one speaker and is primarily informational with an informal tone. One event that Montgomery presented effectively was the involvement of Chinese commissioner Lin Zexu in the prelude to the Opium War. Montgomery gave a clear and concise presentation of Lin Zexu’s methods of stopping the Opium trade, such as his campaign to warn the Chinese people…

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  • China Tea History

    China first introduced the world to tea, and according to Chinese tradition the first cup was brewed by Shen Nung, an emperor who reigned 2737-2697. It was claimed that like wine and coffee, the tea was created by accident. It is said that Nung was boiling water to drink, when a gust of wind brought some leaves into his pot. When he drank the tea, it was found refreshing. Tea is a mix of dried leaves, flowers and buds of the evergreen bush, Camellia sinensis. The drink quickly spread throughout…

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  • A Comparative Perspective: Guanxi In China

    A Comparative Perspective: Guanxi Guanxi is not an unchanging practice inherent in Chinese culture, but is a deeply historical and constantly evolving cultural phenomenon that has adapted to the shifting political and economic patterns of modern China (Osburg, 2013, p. 24). This section will explore the historicity of guanxi, its related cultural forms—renqing, kinship, and reciprocity—and will chart the dynamism of the affective and instrumental components of guanxi through a comparison of…

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  • Government Philosophies Of Ancient China Summary

    Decree By Incentive: Government Philosophies of Ancient China Throughout China’s expansive history, the nation has used a variety of foundations to justify their positions on political power. Though the claims change throughout the years, they tend to fall into one of two classifications: either the philosophy has a sacred, often religious basis, or it has a secular justification. Some methods of governance focus on severe punishments for breaking laws, and others expect a government to lead…

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  • Achievements Of The Sui, Tang, And Song Dynasty

    China has a rich and vibrate history that stretches back to the Neolithic era. China also has a history of chaos and disunity. However, the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasty paved the way for the unification and prosperity in China. In 581 CE, the Sui Dynasty reunified China for the first significant time since the collapse of the Han Dynasty. As a result of the reunification, the society became stable and peaceful which encouraged economical and political development. Under Sui leadership, the…

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  • Imperialism In Ancient China Summary

    Precis: Hevia in “Introduction” examines the way in which perspectives on imperialism in Asia and change in Imperial China gave changed from a traditional to more modern view, and plans to apply these changes to the encounter between the British and Chinese during the MaCartney Embassy. First off, Hevia cites events throughout twentieth-century history that have identified motivations of imperialism as more than economic but instead as aims to create social hegemony throughout a state. He also…

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  • Confucianism, Legalism And Daoism In China

    Chinese legend says that five thousand years ago Chinese society was founded by many rulers. Fu Xi introduced family life as well as hunting, fishing, and the domestication of animals to China. His successor, Shen Nong was supposedly the one who brought agriculture to the Chinese people. Finally, Huang Di is credited for having created the Chinese writing system as well the bow and arrow. The things that all three mythical founders created represent some of the core values still held in China to…

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  • The Importance Of Sports In Ancient China

    China is located in eastern Asia, and is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Physical activity and sports has been part of the Chinese culture for thousands of years. Some of the sports include wrestling, ice skating, ancient football, and Chinese golf. Sports in ancient China were not only used for healthy lifestyles but for military training as well. In this essay, I am going to define and tell you facts about three sports in ancient China, swordplay, archery and polo. I will…

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  • Gold In The Ancient Chinese Dynasties Essay

    Gold In the ancient Chinese dynasties has been represented in different material. Before the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC- 403BC). Gold often was represented bronze, which was the dominate and widespread material other than iron. Ancient people did not understand so much about gold, and also the limited availability of gold. Precious metal gold was not utilized regularly until a few dynasties later. However, After the Warring States Period (403BC- 221BC). People started to consider in which…

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  • Chinese Philosophies

    In China the cultural golden age of philosophy was the spring and autumn period as well as the warring states period, many of Chinas most famous philosophies were conceived of in these periods, including; Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism. There are countless other schools of thought of this era hence why it is commonly known as the hundred schools of thought period, which includes both the times of the spring and autumn and warring states. The majority of Chinese Philosophies are concerned with…

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