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    states, “back then, he had an intuition – why, he couldn’t say – that these revolutionaries were rebelling against the established order of things, and that rebellion would make his life difficult; and so head conceived a violent hatred for them.” However, Ah-Q quickly changes his attitude towards the rebellion and sees it as an opportunity to settle his many grievances. The narrator says, “’Hurrah for revolution!’ Ah-Q thought. It’ll do for the whole rotten lot of them!...I’m going over to the revolutionaries as soon as I get the chance.’” Holcombe describes the Chinese willingness to enter the rebellion in a similar way by saying, “Chinese people suddenly awoke to the idea that they were conquered subjects of “foreign” Manchus. Ending Manchu rule became the first priority of the new Chinese nationalism.” Both Ah-Q and the Chinese people entered into the rebellion without much forethought or planning. This lack of a cohesive war strategy eventually shifted the rebels…

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    their ideas. These discussions included “Samanas [Hindu or Buddhist ascetics] and Brahmans … Learned monks … from Europe … yogis [Hindu holy men]” (Bada’uni, 33-34). In 1582, he went on to establish the Divine Faith, which combined ideas and rituals from many religions. The incorporation of a diverse range of religions and cultures showed the people appreciation and support for all. Akbar also made sure to include officials from both branches of Islam in the government, as well as Hindus, so…

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    Qing Dynasty Imperialism

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    During the rule of the Qing Dynasty, they maintained their traditional Manchu spirit while assimilating aspects of Confucius culture in their imperial portraits in an attempt to link themselves to the rulers of past dynasties of China; to become part of the lineage as opposed to being depicted as a foreign rule. Traditionalists at heart, it was deemed important to maintain certain aspects of Manchu traditions to avoid offending their ancestors whom they believed had the power to ensure their…

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    The beautiful qipao is a cultural symbol of China that originated through hundreds of years of innovation and influence. Through the years, the qipao has two significant stages of evolution with the first being during the Qing dynasty where it originated, and the second stage being during the early republic period (Lu and Chen, 2006). The first stage was during the takeover of Beijing during the 17th century by political and Manchu military strategist, Nurhachi (Lu and Chen, 2006). Nurhachi…

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    the differences in cultural ideology and circumstances. One the largest difference that defines their nationalism is the circumstance it resulted from. While the nationalism in the West was a result of the Enlightenment and, industrialization and imperialism, nationalism in China was a result of Western imperialism. Duara calls this type of nationalism as anti-imperialism nationalism. In addition to that, Chu and Zarrow, along with another historian, Michael H. Hunt, also describes different…

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    Another feature of Qianlong Emperor’s governance was not only to ban books and burn them, but also to persecute and attack any pro-Manchu citizens that may oppose his point of view. This is part of the “literary inquisition” of literary censorship that intimated, beheaded, or imprisoned any opponents to Qianlong Emperor policies regarding Ming Dynasty literature. In this capacity, individuals that were perceived to be an enemy of Qing Dynasty literature became a target for government officials…

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    Cixi's Reform

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    ruler of the Empire, Empress Dowager Cixi, who oppressed the Reform of 1898, recognized the urgent needs for reform as she felt gradually losing control, respects and confidence over both domestic and international sides. The reform that she decided to have was then called The New Policy of 1901. This New Policy involved with the reforms of political changes, education, economics and military, and the most important reforms included the abolition of the civil service examination, promoting the…

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    Identity In China

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    inhabited. The question lingered for the Qing Dynasty of how they would handle assimilating the Central Asian Muslims into their empire without trouble. On the surface it would be a tall order. The Central Asian Muslims practice a very different religion: Islam, from the Manchus. They have their own set up customs and live at the very extent of the Qing empire. Xinjiang literally translates to “New Frontier”. There 's also the problem of how the Central Asian Muslims will respond to their new…

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    Footbinding Symbolism

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    of all, She believes Footbinding is a civilizing symbol as part of body attire, which is a cultural act that separates human and beasts and brought civility and orderliness. In addition, Footbinding worked as a loyalty test and demonstrated exclusionist and supremacist attitudes towards nations other than Han- Chinese. Finally, it is a body decoration, which suits femininity to seek the beauty at the times. These are salient truths contributed to the enduring appeal and relevance of the practice…

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    policies that had helped and supported the Chinese economy. The Mongols even let the Chinese keep there religions which would later be one of the reasons the Mongolian empire collapsed due to its people having various cultures and the empire being to large. After the Yuan Dynasty (Mongolian rule over China) in 1664 the Manchu (another tribe that came from ‘beyond the Great Wall’) soon took control over China and actually adopted some aspects of the Chinese culture. Unlike most tribes that killed…

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