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    In the ancient world powerful civilisations would be successful, but weak and vulnerable civilisations would struggle. Ancient China was one of the civilisations that held a lot of power during ancient times. Ancient China was a very successful civilisation due to the vast array of cultural achievements and legacies that endure today. Taoism was an extremely influential religion, and was one of China’s many cultural achievements. The Silk Road was a vital source of trade and contact between lots of ancient civilisations, a core part of China’s success. Chinese music and musical instruments, some that are still played today, influenced ancient China greatly and are a legacy of China. Education was crucial for Chinese people, mapping out their…

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    The Silk Road played a major role in the spread of music and religions. Religion has been one of the most important cultural forces to promote the distribution of music along the Silk Road (Music of the Silk Roads). Like religion, music spreads beyond its land of origin because just like when people bring their own faith and rituals with music they bring their own style (Music of the Silk Roads). Religions via the Silk Road include: Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheism, and Nestorianism.…

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    Introduction In this essay, I argue against the statement that China will be a leading market for both recorded and live music by 2028. My argument is based on the fact that China is one of the leading countries in pirated music. In spite of the digital advancements in the country that are making music lovers buy authentic live and recorded music, China is still rated as the leading country in pirated music. If China is to be the leading market in live and recorded music by 2028, its…

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    The student whom I interviewed on Monday was Yutte Chai. Yutte Chai decided to attend UCONN in order to accomplish a bachelor's degree in Digital Media or Business. Yutte Chai’s dream is to become a director. Yutte Chai lived most of his life in China before coming to US. In his vision United States is a great place to spend his life. Yutte Chai is settled in Wilton, CT in United States. He came to US 5 years ago. At first, he missed his other family members and all his friends. Now he loves…

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    Confucius: Taking A Stand

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    Confucius: Taking a Stand Philosophy played a big role in ancient history. In some cultures, philosophy was like their religion, such as China. Much Chinese do not consider themselves to be religious but follow a philosophy, such as Confucianism. Confucius took a stand in ancient history by going against oppressive government and teaching China his philosophy which started a communist revolution and became an official state of belief of China. The founder of Confucianism was Confucius. At…

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    Asia in the 16th through 19th centuries was prospering and growing rapidly. Various empires came to power including the dynasties Chinese the Ming and the Qing, Tokugawa Japan and the hermit kingdom Korea. These empires all achieved greatness when it came to political aspects, social aspects and economical aspects.The Asian empires were more similar than different. In both China and Japan agriculture was highly important to the economy and was also valued more than being a merchant or artisan.…

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    From simple agricultural civilizations to large and advanced empires, the Classical Period, from 1000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E., was one of the most important and developmental periods in human history. During this period, several large civilizations developed in the Middle East and Asia. These civilizations made many advancements in areas such as politics, economy, technology, art, and religion. Two major civilizations that developed during the classical period were China and the Indian subcontinent.…

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    Dynasty Legacies In 581 C.E, after centuries of great turmoil, China was finally reunited under one ruler. Founded by Yang Jian, the short-lived Sui dynasty not only made great advances but laid the foundation for the highly formidable Tang dynasty that followed in 618 C.E. These two dynasties have left China with a rich legacy of innovation, including papermaking, woodblock printing and the Grand Canal. This time was the height of Chinese imperialism and is considered by many to be the high…

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    Trade has been a universal practice since the beginning of time, occurring not only among members belonging to one civilization, but between other societies as well. Trade was a way for people to have access to resources they otherwise would not be able to have. While trade across land was common, trade by water began to gain more popularity with the invention of better boats. One of the most well-known seas that had much trade occur upon it, is the Mediterranean Sea. Being able to access these…

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    Some might agree that Panda Express does not represent an authentic Chinese culture and cuisine. Yet some who are not very familiar with the authentic Chinese culture and cuisine, and like Panda Express, might want to know more about Chinese culture. With the upcoming Chinese New Year, Panda Express posted an infomercial video that are intended to children who are not familiar with Chinese culture in America. It explains the legend of Chinese New Year with the use of colorful cartoon, a girl as…

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