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  • Confucianism In The Movie Mulan

    on the infamous Atilla the Hun, though Atilla never invaded in the Northern Wei dynasty (Thompson). The movie references the enemy as “the Huns” (Mulan), meaning that they were living during the time of the early 1400’s, because there was an emperor of China (Mulan). However, the real-life Huns never invaded China, only Europe (Mark). The true Mulan would have been invaded by the nomadic Mongolian Xiongnu warriors, who invaded the Northern Wei dynasty. They were eventually defeated in 429-439 C.E. (Editors). As well as misrepresenting the actual enemies, the result of the war was completely different in the two versions of the same story. Disney displayed the enemy being defeated in two parts: first, the majority of the army was killed off in an avalanche started by Mulan after firing a cannon at a mountain. Just after the enemy is thought to be defeated, the survivors are killed off in a dramatic display of fireworks encouraged by the spectators (Mulan). In reality, the Xiongnu were defeated by the Wei armies in a number of battles over a period of more than 20 years. The Xiongnu invaders never reached farther than the Northern Wei dynasty, and eventually retreated back to Mongolia (Scribe). The alteration of the enemy’s identity and way of defeat add to the pattern of Disney straying from the legend of Mulan. Finally, Disney falsely reported the culture in Mulan. In the movie, Confucianism is the major religious theme. Ruler to subject, husband to wife, and parent to…

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  • Essay On Han Dynasty

    trouble finding the funds for the court and for the armies that defended China from external threats. Han China suffered attacks from the Huns and could not defend themselves from a force that large. Similar to the Roman Empire, The Han Dynasty had great military power and they advanced in technology for warfare. Rome created the Roman roads and they served as an efficient way of transportation for armies and supplies. The Han nationalized the salt and iron industries in order to pay for their…

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  • Military Trends In The Han Dynasty

    River, 10), 5 Henan Luoyang surroundings. According to the Northern Territory map, the location of the Si State, Yu State and several other places matches the location of Shanxi, Henan, Anhui, Shanxi, and the Jin State, Xu state and some other states are at exactly the location of Shandong and Anhui. It is quite clear that the martial vogue of the North area is almost fleshed out. 1.3 the supporting from the society of the Northern Dynasty Besides the geographical and historical factors, the…

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  • The Influence Of Clothing In China

    Throughout time, style and fashion changed in China. Apart from being political figures, emperors and empresses were the ones who took the initiative to set out trends and the ones to decide who was permitted to wear what. During the ages of the emperors, fine robes were a sign of rank, lifestyle, esthetics and good taste. What one wore said where one stood in society and who one was to be. Styles change from dynasty to dynasty and the history is imprinted in the clothing. Depending on one’s…

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  • Representation Of Confucianism

    Pictorial Representation of Confucius and Others Portraits of Confucius and his followers were created during and after their times in heavy proliferation. While not many of these images remain due to their fragile nature, the few that are still relatively intact exhibit an amazing insight into the lives of their subjects. There is little mention of visual art or painting in the analects, but with Confucius’ thoughts on music being so positive, one can safely assume that he would have at least…

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  • Rise And Fall Of The Han Dynasty

    An early, disastrous, defeat at the hands of the newly formed, powerful Xiongnu caused the policy of appeasement. The Han called this policy he qin, and they sent gold, silk, grain, and Chinese princesses to the Xiongnu in exchange for the agreement of peace (Lewis 2007, 132). The tributes sent to the Xiongnu each year were extremely expensive, but they did not satisfy the Xiongnu chieftains. Consequently, the Xiongnu kept raiding, and peace was only resumed on the premise of higher payments…

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  • Mid Western Han Dynasty Essay

    The development of Mid Western Han Dynasty and Intellectual School In ancient China, intellectual schools played important roles in consolidating the government of a strong state and shaping the way people read, think, talk and live. If I were the emperor living in the mid Western Han dynasty, I would like to promote Confucianism as the main intellectual school to generalize in my country by considering the present domestic and foreign situations and different views of Confucianism, Legalism,…

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  • Great Wall Of Ancient China Dbq Analysis

    The Great Wall of Ancient China: Did the Benefits Outweigh the Cost? The Great Wall was built by the Qin and Han dynasty's in order to protect China from the Xiongnu Mongols. However, according to document C, "Tens of thousands of soldiers died from hunger, sickness, and extreme heat or cold." This shows how during the process of building the wall, the soldiers had a bad life that sometimes led to death. The more soldiers that are dead, the less there are to protect China. Also, according to…

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  • Rome And Han Dynasty Essay

    and 600 C.E. as a result of numerous internal and external conflicts. The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty internally ruptured due to political ineffectiveness as a result of corrupted emperors and officials and externally disintegrated because of nomadic invasions from Germanic tribes in Western Europe and the Xiongnu in Asia. However, the Roman Empire saw the decay of the faith of the Empire in the citizens as they turned to local landlords for protection, while the local landlords of the Han…

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  • Fall Of The Han And Roman Empire

    An example of an external factor includes both empires dealing with clashes from outside individuals. In China, a semi-peaceful relationship with the nomads always had a chance of dangerous raids. In western Rome, Germanic invasions led to a downfall in most of western Rome. Furthermore, the western Roman empire faced low funds for defense and trouble finding patriotic soldiers. As well, a notable group of invaders in China were the Xiongnu who even created the Sino-Xiongnu Wars between 133 BCE…

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