Sima Qian

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  • Sima Qian A Confucian

    Sima Qian was a great historian for China during the Han Dynasty (141 - 87 BCE). Under Emperor Wu, he is credited with creating China’s first detailed and compiled history book. He lived from 145 to 86 BCE and made many great accomplishments in his life. His most notable accomplishment was writing a history book called Records of the Grand Historian, without this book the past would have disappeared with the people that lived it. The question that I’m going to be answering in this paper is would you call Sima Qian a Confucian. I believe, yes, he was a Confucian. He believes in the Confucian ideals of Filial Piety, how a gentleman should conduct himself and how a country should be governed. Throughout this paper I will explain the values that…

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  • The Roles Of Women: Herodotus And Sima Qian

    Herodotus and Sima Qian are known as two of the greatest historians of their time. In comparing each of their writings several different roles that women were meant to fill become clear. Although these vastly different cultures had limited contact, women in Greece and China were very similar during this time period. Each writer gives distinct evidence of women fulfilling, or denying the roles placed upon them as wives, mothers, daughters, oracles, soldiers, commanders, gifts, property, and…

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  • Confucianism: Song China's Strong Central Government

    help the peasant people. On the contrary, Sima Gaung wanted a limited central government with local systems to tend to the society because the local rulers would be well-acquainted with the local issues. Based on the state of the…

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  • Simon Bolivar As A Liberator

    Simon Bolivar was a great liberator and excellent politician in Latin American. Under his wise leadership and advanced political thoughts, the Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Peru and Panama was liberated from the Spanish colonialism rule. He is ambitious a person wants to establish a liberal and democratic country where can bring the freely and equally right to people. Also, he thinks the global affairs require consultation and cooperation among all concerned parties, then he is dreaming…

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  • Summary Of Simon Bolivar A Life

    Simón Bolívar: A Life by John Lynch chronicles the life of the famous revolutionary Simón Bolívar, often known as “El Libertador”. The book begins by documenting Bolívar’s beginnings growing up in Venezuela. The book gives readers a relatable, intimate view of Bolívar’s early life, talking about his family, friends, and the neighborhood he grew up in. The importance of racial makeup and class status would be crucial in Bolívar’s upbringing, him being part of the wealthy mantuanos. His wealthy,…

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  • Simon Bolivar And The Challenges Of The Independence Movement In Venezuela

    The independence movement in Venezuela, like in other countries in Latin America, was a tumultuous one. Even after the achieval of independence, Venezuela still struggled to maintain a successful government. Before the independence movements, loyalty to the Spanish rule was the common sentiment; a loyalty that would continue even during the Peninsular War. This caused many revolutionaries like Simon Bolivar to resort to wear the mask of Fernando VII in the juntas due to the lack of support…

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  • Terracotta Army Essay

    Source 1: Michaels, G. (2014). Tomb of 100 rivers of mercury at the Terracotta Warriors? Retrieved from http://www.thebestquest.com/undiscovered-tomb-100-rivers-mercury-terracotta-warriors-2/ Notes: • Sima Qian is an ancient Chinese historian and in his writing it read, “Mercury was used to simulate the hundred rivers, the Yangtze and Yellow River, and the great sea, and set to flow mechanically” which is written about the First emperor’s tomb • Sima Qian also said the ceiling was decorated…

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  • The Failure Of The Qin Dynasty: Cultural And Economic Development Of China

    flawless egalitarian state in socio-economic facets of living standards and equitability as well as political aspects during the Qin Dynasty mirrors the developments of early Communist China. Among the key aspects of the Qin unification was the act of completely clearing all local aristocracies and uniting the peasant class into a single, mobilized workforce. Ideally, the Qin bureaucracy sought to empower the common people through “Exalting agriculture, abolishing lesser occupations, so the…

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  • Confucianism In Li Sia's The First Emperor

    “Since his pursuit of what he desires is unremitting, I therefore say he is a menace,” Li Si once said, in regards to Zhao Gao (Sima 46). Li Si, the first Prime Minister under the Second Generation Emperor, was not wrong in this declaration. Zhao Gao was manipulative and conniving. He appeared to use whatever aspects of different beliefs would get him closer to his desired goal, whether it was Legalism: a school of thought “strongly in favor of war as a legitimate means of strengthening the…

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  • Nameless Killing The King

    Sima Qian is a Chinese historian, he was the Grand Astrologer of Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty. Sima Qian believed that there were much more things important than personal honor. The First Emperor of Qin complete the conquest of China’s independent regions and established the Qin dynasty. The emperor made himself the first ruler of a government controlling all of China. The Qin dynasty lasted for less than 20 years, the Han dynasty that then replaced it kept China together politically for…

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