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History: Asian essays / JAHANGIR (Mughal Emperor Of India)
JAHANGIR (Mughal emperor of India) Introduction Jahangir (Mughal emperor of India) (1569-1627), was the fourth Mughal Emperor of India who ruled for 22 years. Jahangir was a friendly and a moderate Muslim. Jahangir loved architecture, fine arts and was very fond of paintings. Besides being a successful ruler, he was kind to his Indian subjects whether they be Hindu’s or Muslim’s. Jahang...
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History: Asian essays / The Dao Of Daoism
The Dao of Daoism There are basically threee main parts to Taoism; ?Dao? which is the way, De which is the unnamed charachteristic or virtue , and lastly ?Wu Wei? which is non-action- flowing... In my report I will focus on the ?Dao?. Bits of the other two concepts will be scattered throughout. In order to go into Taoism at all, we must begin by being in the frame of mind in which it can be un...
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In this essay, I will look at the outpouring of thought, art and literature during the early empire. More so though, I will focus on what factors led to this renewed focus on culture in the early empire. It would seem that there were several factor which would lead to this renewed interest in culture in early China, but the most significant of these factors would be the re-establishment o...
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History: Asian essays / King Ramkhamhaeng
King Ramkhamhaeng Throughout history, there have been many great rulers of many great ancient civilizations. Some of them might be Julius Caesar, Ramses II, Hammurabi, or Octavian Caesar. The list of them could go on forever. One of the most influential of his civilization, known for his wisdom, was King Ramkhamhaeng or Rama the Valiant, of the Thai people. He claimed to be the “sove...
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History: Asian essays / Feudal Japan
During the period of Japanese history known as Feudal Japan, there were many warring fiefs, or states, with different lords. Their objective was unifying Japan. and, it couldn't have been done without the help of samurais and ninjas. Samurais had masters and went by a code of conduct known as Bushido. The ninjas were just thieves and hired assassins. What else can be learned about these w...
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History: Asian essays / Japanese Aristocrat
Japanese Aristocrat If I had to choose between the Nara and Heian period to live as an aristocrat, I would choose the Nara. When first looked at the Heian period may look more elaborate and culturally advanced, and in some ways it was. I believe however, the Nara period was much more exciting and fulfilling than the somewhat hollow Heian period. The Nara period was marked by new philosophies...
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History: Asian essays / Tokugawa Ieyasu
Ieyasu was born in 1542. Ieyasu was born into the family of a local Warrior. One of many such families struggling to survive in the hostile period . His childhood was scarcely auspicious. His father was involved in a network of shifting alliances that repeatedly drew him into battle. When Ieyasu was two, his mother was permanently separated from his father's family because of one such ...
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History: Asian essays / Dynasties Of China
Religion and philosophy embraced in 550 BC and continued to play an important role in China. Confucianism is the accepted philosophy of China 2000 years later. Daoism, Naturalism, and Buddhism are part of Chinese beliefs and customs. These philosophies are at the very core of Chinese life and society. During the Qin Dynasty China was ruled by Legalism. The Great Wall was built by the forced...
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Asian Indian History Overview & Food Culture India, a nation with varying cultures, languages, climates and people, boasts a span of history of more than 4000 years. Also, with a population of nearly 960 million and 300 hundred languages along with 700 dialects, the various historical influences have significantly affected the cultural aspects of Indian culinary arts. Between the years...
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Women In China During The Long Eighteenth Century During the 18th Century women in China continued to be subordinated and subjected to men. Their status was maintained by laws, official policies, cultural traditions, as well as philosophical concepts. The Confucian ideology of Thrice Following identified to whom a women must show allegiance and loyalty as she progressed throughout her life-...
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History: Asian essays / History Of Japan
History of Japan The history of Japan dates back to 30,000 b.c. where it is believed that Japanese people are descent from Mongolian people because of the similar physical features of fold in the eyelid, a yellow tinge in pigmentation, black hair and so on. A large portion of Japan is very mountainous so that leaves 17 percent of surface area available for agriculture. Japanese people main line...
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History: Asian essays / Qing Dynasty
In 1644, the Manchus took over China and founded the Qing dynasty. The Qing weren't the worst rulers; under them the arts flowered and culture bloomed. Moreover, they attempted to copy Chinese institutions and philosophy to a much greater extent than then the Mongols of the Yuan. However, in their attempt to to emulate the Chinese, they were even more conservative and inflexible than the Min...
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History: Asian essays / Genghis Khan
Born Temujin in 1167 A.D., Genghis Khan and his mother and siblings were abandoned by their tribe after his father was poisoned. The family experienced years of hardship, and was told by his mother to ``remember, you have no companions but your shadow''. The boy showed early promise as a leader and fighter. By 1206, Temujin's military initiatives had defeated all competing tribes, and h...
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Mao, Maoism and the Evolution of The Chinese Communist Party: An Historical Commentary Isolated from its neighbours by the vast windswept deserts of central Asia and the mighty Tibetan plateaus to the west, by the Jungles of the south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the east, China developed a civilization and cultural tradition independent from the rest of the world, even though it accepted many ...
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History: Asian essays / Mao Zedong And The New China
"Great plans are being made, A bridge will fly to join the north and south A deep chasm become a thoroughfare the mountain goddess, if she still is there, will be startled to find her world so changed." -Mao Zedong- (Cowie, 1986, pg 91) Between 1949 and 1953 Mao Zedong and the communist party transformed China, building a new society in place of the old. Chairman Mao Zedong and the Commu...
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History: Asian essays / Asia
A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. It is hard to understand what these declines will actualy do to the world market. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was brought on by currency devaluations, bad banking practices, ...
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History: Asian essays / Rape Of Nanking
Chapter One The main point in chapter one was to give us a history of the Japanese people, and to rationalize why the Japanese army went to such extremes in Nanking. She uses examples of training rituals used by the Japanese army like extreme teaching procedures and terrible school conditions in Japan. I don't think she was trying to make an excuse for the Japanese army but she wanted to site a ...
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History: Asian essays / Busines Law
If one asks the question "what are the reasons for Taiwan's economic success," a person will most likely receive the answer that it is the Chinese people itself. Being born in America of a Chinese ethnic background, I have been able to summarize the Chinese Identity. This identity is one that puts the family and work first, which in turn, calls for twice the amount of work due to the family. ...
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History: Asian essays / East Asia Crisis
A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was brought on by currency devauations, bad banking practices, high foreigh debt, loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asian co...
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What Are The Circumstances Of The Chinese Occupation Of Tibet? The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature of controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, or criticism, of persuasion and education and not by the method of coercion or repression. This statement was made by Mao Tse Tung, the Communist leader of China, in February of...
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History: Asian essays / Infanticide In China
Killing your baby, what could be more depraved. For a woman to destroy the fruit of herwomb would seem like an ultimate violation of the natural order. But every year,hundreds of women commit neonaticide: they kill their newborns or let them die. Most neonaticides remain undiscovered, but every once in a while a janitor follows a trail ofblood to a tiny body in a trash bin, or a woman faints...
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History: Asian essays / Chinese Society
China Paper CHINESE SOCIETY Even since the dramatic post-1949 changes in China regarding the role of women, China has remained paternalistic in it's attitudes and social reality. The land reform, which was intended to create a more balanced economic force in marriage, was the beginning of governmental efforts to pacify women, with no real social effect. Communist China needed to ad...
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History: Asian essays / Earth Population
Our Earth has changed more dramatically in the 20th Century then in any other time period previous. During this time the health of our planet has also been both harmed and improved in dramatic ways. Two examples are that in this century, we have produced more air pollution then ever before, but our nature conservation efforts are working. Based on that type of logic, it is usually very ...
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History: Asian essays / Developing India
Nicole Billings International Studies May 16, 1999Developing India "He lives without memories of what has gone before or expectation of what lies ahead, and time is thus motionless" (Marshall). This concept may be hard for Westerners to grasp, but for 660 million Hindus in India it's what they go by. Religion is only one aspect of Indian culture, along with the caste system and family...
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History: Asian essays / Population Control
Introduction The world s population is growing at a rate of 1.33% a year and is predicted to reach 8.9 billion people by the year 2050. China, which holds 1.3 billion of the world s total population, is predicted to grow to 1.6 billion people by the year 2030. This rapid growth has occurred because the death rate has dropped sharply. The birthrate has also fallen, but the total population is e...
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History: Asian essays / Asian Families
Being the biggest continent in the world, Asia contains about 60% of the world’s population and growing each year. Though China, and India are two of the most populated countries in the world, having about 30% of the world’s population, there are about two-fifths of the countries that have less than five million habitants. Though forty-two different countries make up this great cont...
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History: Asian essays / Effects Of World War Ii On Jap
Effects of World War II on Japan World War II drastically affected the Japanese culture, economics, and politics. Japan is considered one of the most important and powerful countries in the modern world but this accomplishment has been reached by a lot of work and changes made in the Japanese society. During World War II the destruction of Japanese cities and the death of a lot of Japanes...
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History: Asian essays / Religion In The Middle Ages
Religion in the Middle Ages The Middle Ages was an era that extended from approximately the fifth century to the fifteenth century in Western Europe. It was a time of change like many other periods in our history. With careful reading, I have come to realize that the lives of many people in the Middle Ages were highly influenced by religion, especially Christianity, and reflected their belief...
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History: Asian essays / Movie Analysis - Sand Pebbles
The movie Sand Pebbles focus was on the flag. The flag was not only a symbol of a nation, but of nationalism, militarism and imperialism. During the 1800's and early 1900's there was a severe foreign influence in China. During this time period the European nations wanted to trade with the Chinese, but the Chinese had no interest in the European products for at the time China was self suf...
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History: Asian essays / China's Dynastic Cycle
The Chinese Dynastic System Provided Safety and Security for the People of China The Chinese dynastic system provided both safety and security for the people of China. United under one rule, the people worked together to create a successful community. Trying to isolate themselves from the rest of the world, they were able to build their dynasty without any outside help or interference. (Until P...
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History: Asian essays / Great Wall
Everything can be linked to everything! This is the ultimate anthropological truth. What drew my to the Great Wall is that the Great Wall isn’t only a physical thing but it is also something that has stood for a culture. From a physical barrier to something that established safe caravan routes, the Great Wall has stood for it all. It represents China, in the current and in the pas...
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History: Asian essays / China
Qin Shihuangdi Among one of the first dynasties the Qin dynasty would be the start to revolutionize the world. The Qin dynasty was ruled by Qin Shihuangdi in the late 200 s BCE. In creating the first empire, Qin Shihuangdi divided the land into separate provinces and districts, standardized laws and public works. Qin created a bureaucracy in China by dividing the lands into thirty-six sep...
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History: Asian essays / Shangeid To China
The book is about a boy named Neil who came down to Liverpool to stay with his grandparents . While Neil was there, he snuck out of the house and went to the waterfront.There he stopped to admire a small clipper ship,the Dumfries. Neil was suddenly grabbed and dragged aboard the ship.Then he was locked in a dark room . When he was finally let out , he discovered he was going to be a c...
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History: Asian essays / Mendin Wall
Walls Have Two In Robert Frost s Mending Wall, he shows a man views about a wall. The man names both pros and cons of having the wall. He also hints at how a wall might affect a particular society. The poem is a conversation between two neighbors on either side of a wall. The main speaker s conversation shows his views about the purpose of the wall, and it s effectiveness to either bring ...
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History: Asian essays / Sun Yat-Sen
Sun Yat-Sen helped the growth of Nationalism during the early 20th century. After experiencing and studying in Hawaii, he got a taste of what the western world was like. Sun wanted to help westernize China to keep up with the world s technology and economy. His goal was to nationalize China. He also wanted to aid in reforming the social problems China was facing. He started groups to revo...
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History: Asian essays / My Trip
While vacationing in China last summer I had the opportunity to visit “The Great Wall of China”. Combined with its technological feat and awesome presence the “Great Wall of China” could easy be one of mans’ most remarkable accomplishments. With its design and texture that stretch for miles it can be an overwhelming experience. Construction of the Great Wal...
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The Great Wall is one of the most outstanding and famous features China has to offer. In fact the Great Wall is one of the seven wonders of the world. There were three dynasties who built the wall. The dynasties were the Qin Dynasty, the Han Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty. These three dynasties contributed to the wall in various ways yet some of their reasons and methods were the same. There...
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History: Asian essays / China 4
I. GREAT WALL OF CHINA. The biggest man made structure ever built, is the Great Wall Of China. The Great Wall Of China is a wall that was built during the Chin dynasty. The Emperor during the Qin dynasty, Qin Shihuangdi, gave the order to build the wall. Parts of the enormous structure date back to the 4th century BC., but the earliest major work on the wall came during the Ch'in Dynasty...
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History: Asian essays / What I Know About China
What I know about China China is located around Mongolia, Russia, Nepal, Laos, East China Sea, South China Sea, and Myanmar. A better described location would be Southeast of Asia. I know that the people who live in China speak Chinese. Some of my opionions on China are that they make cheap goods that fall apart in a week. The pencils you get that says "made in China," the erasers fall off when...
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History: Asian essays / China(A)
The Great Wall of ChinaIn the year 221 B.C.E., there was a great ruler over the Ch'inkingdom in China, named Shih Huang Ti. Shih was power hungry andwanted more land so he gathered his army and captured thesurrounding kingdoms. As the ruler of so many kingdoms he became"the first emperor" of China. Shih showed his tyranny when heburned all history books to insure that his people and futur...
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History: Asian essays / Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall In the year 221 B.C.E., there was a great ruler over the Ch'in kingdom in China, named Shih Huang Ti. Shih was power hungry and wanted more land so he gathered his army and captured the surrounding kingdoms. As the ruler of so many kingdoms he became "the first emperor" of China. Shih showed his tyranny when he burned all history books to insure that his people...
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History: Asian essays / Great Wall Of China
Great Wall of China In the year 221 B.C.E., there was a great ruler over the Ch in kingdom in China, named Shih Huang Ti. Shih was power hungry and wanted more land so he gathered his army and captured the surrounding kingdoms. As the ruler of so many kingdoms he became "the first emperor" of China. Shih showed his tyranny when he burned all history books to insure that his people and future ge...
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History: Asian essays / The Great Wall Of China 2
In 221 B.C.E., there was a great ruler over the Ch in kingdom in China, named Shih Huang Ti. Shih was power hungry and wanted more land so he gathered his army and captured the surrounding kingdoms. As the ruler of so many kingdoms he became "the first emperor" of China. Shih showed his tyranny when he burned all history books to insure that his people and future generations would only remember ...
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History: Asian essays / Great Wall Of China
THE GREAT WALL Of CHINA The great wall of China is the longest structure ever built. Its length is about 4,000 miles ( 6,400 kilometers ), and it was erected by hand, the wall crosses northern China between the east coast, and north-central China. Over the centuries various rulers built walls to protect their northern border against invaders. Some of the walls stood on or near the sigh...
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History: Asian essays / The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall of China By: Leonard Everett Fisher King Cheng became Ch in Shih Huang Ti and was the first emperor. China at this time was hard to manage. Since there were many different old kingdoms, each had it s own system of weights, measures, money, and writing. Shih Huang Ti decided to make these systems of weights, measures, money, and writing the same for everywhere ...
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History: Asian essays / China Great Wall
In the Northeast and Cental China lies the Great Wall of China. The early Chinese started to build the Great Wall of China in 700 B.C. It took 300,000 slaves to complete it. When the slaves died the slave drivers buried them in the base of the Great Wall as fill. The Chinese have stories that tell of lost loves and families. The inside of the wall is made of earth and rubble. Stone and b...
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History: Asian essays / The Silk Road
The Silk Road is the most well-known trading route of ancient Chinese civilization. Trade in silk grew under the Han Dynasty in the first and second centuries. Originally, the Chinese trade silk internally, within the empire. Caravans from the empire's interior would carry silk to the western edges of the region. Often small Central Asian tribes would attack these caravans hoping to captu...
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History: Asian essays / Marco Polo 2
Marco Polo Marco Polo was born in 1254. He was a Italian traveler and explorer. He was the first European to cross the entire continent of Asia and leave a record of what he saw and heard. Marco Polo was born in Venice in 1254. His father Nicolo Polo was a merchant. Marco's mother died when he was just 15 years old. When he was 17, he went to China with his father and uncle. Marco Polo served ...
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History: Asian essays / Islam 2
The Diffusion of the Islam in North Africa/Southwest Asia The North Africa/Southwest Asia realm has spread itself from the Atlantic shores of Morocco to the mountains of Afghanistan. Sometimes this part of the world is referred to as the Arab world. This realm is one the richest in the world of historical and cultural point of view. It has been the origin of three of four religions; Christian...
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History: Asian essays / Technology Transfer
Analyzing the transfer of technology from one place to another can be a very difficult task. People have tried to trace the origins of specific technologies and map out what cultures it affected, why and what impact the technology had on history. Books have been written on conclusions that authors have made after doing the research I have suggested. I believe that obtaining the information to wr...
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History: Asian essays / Plants And Diseases
PLANTS AND DISEASES IN THE WESTERN WORLD In 1215, a man named Marco Polo embarked on a journey towards Western Asia and China. His reason for going to Asia was to gain spices, silks, and other luxurious items only the Asians made. Along his journey, Polo soon realized that the Earth was larger than he thought and that there must be some easier way to get to china. Not too long after his jou...
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History: Asian essays / Iraq
9. We have seen that human rights rely heavily on both utilitarianism and cultural relativism. They present the nature of human rights, the benefits of human rights, as well as a choice of benefits related to these rights. Problems arise when a balance must be formed between the rights of the individual against the good of the community. The utilitarian view is that of the greatest good f...
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History: Asian essays / Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Arctic Wildlife Refuge No matter how many times Congress tamps it down, the idea of drilling for oil in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge seems to always springs back up. Now it's part of the newly minted "National Energy Security Act of 2000," a planned Senate amendment to the budget bill that covers appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Never mind that the Clin...
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History: Asian essays / Marco Polo
Marco Polo was one of the greatest explorer of all time, he came forma a town in Italy named Venice; he lived from 1254 to 1353. He lived to be seventy years old. The life he lived was one of the lives well known hundreds of yeas after his death. He explored places nobody had the guts to explore. Places man had never seen in the past history. Maybe this is why he is remembered all over the wor...
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History: Asian essays / The Somin
The Black Death emerged in the Gobi Desert in the late 1320s (Marks 7). After it commenced, the plague spread to Eastern Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The plague bacillus, which was an organism usually, carried by rodents, was alive and fatal long before the 1320s (Marks 23). Europe had already suffered an epidemic in the 6th century (Bowsky 25). In the 14th century, the Ea...
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History: Asian essays / Middle Ages
Middle Ages (300 A.D.-1350 A.D.) (East Asia) - During 400-1200 A.D. Music and Dancing was very popular. - In 453 A.D. Korean musicians and dancers were trained in Mainland East Asia further enriched the sources of music in the courts and temples. - As for 612 A.D. A Korean immigrant from Paekche, named Mimashi, had begun teaching Gigaku (A foreign music and dance) to youths. (Will...
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History: Asian essays / Asian Crisis
The continuing Asian economic crisis that began in mid-1997 ranks as Asia's second biggest event since World War II. The crisis suddenly halted the region's unprecedented three decades of rapid economic growth. Within Asia itself, the crisis has had not only serious domestic social, political, and economic impact, it has affected intra- and extraregional international relations, as we...
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History: Asian essays / Why Apec
Why APEC? Little do most people know in the US but we are members to over 50 organiztons in this world. And they deal with anything from world health to world trade. The only thing that can make our nations prosperous is our trade. Currently the Pacific Rim is the most diverse trade market the US is involved in. APEC (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation) represents 47% of the world s trade and 5...
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History: Asian essays / Columbus
There was a man by the name of Christopher Columbus, who went down in history for starting the discovery of a new world. He had no plans for finding this new land. His goal was to find a quicker way to Asia for trade in which he would make pure profit. (Armento 17) Did this man live up to his reputation? Was he a man honorable enough to go down into history for finding a new land and starting...
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History: Asian essays / South Asia Issues
Contemporary South Asia EDITORS Apurba Kundu, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK Gowher Rizvi, 5/1 Shanti Niketan, New Delhi, India REVIEW EDITOR Bob Currie, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK Potential reviewers and publishers can access a list of current ' Books Received' REGIONAL EDITORS Navnita Behera-Chadha, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi,...
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History: Asian essays / Ayatollah Komeini By Matt Scheff
In January 1979 a bloody revolution erupted in Iran. The Shiite sect of Islam sought to eliminate all foreign influences and reestablish traditional Muslim laws and customs. The man who led them was 75 year old Ruhollah (Ayotollah) Khomeini. He became the ultimate authority in Iran, and called for revolutions in other countries as well. "Feared and hated in the west, he was passionately s...
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History: Asian essays / Ghandi
government didn't approve of at all. Armed only with honesty and a bamboo stick, Gandhi got through demands like a rebait on rent pay to the English land-owners, freedom for the Indians to grow crops of their own choice and the establishment of a part- Indian commission to hear grievances from the Indians. The Englishmen allowed these demands without questions, "just to see the back of him". But...
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Geography of South Asia and South Africa Geography has contributed to the unique identity of Asia and the identity of Africa. There are many ways that the geography has affected the culture or history of Africa and the history of South Asia. Three ways that the geography has affected the culture or history of Africa are: 1) The Great Rift Valley has affected the culture in Africa ...
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History: Asian essays / The History Of Japanese Architecture
The Architecture of Japan A society is defined by its culture, and there are many components of culture. Japanese culture includes unique traditions, music, food, art, and religion. Another major aspect of Japanese culture that is the most visible is the architecture. Japanese architecture has evolved from traditional simplicity to ultra-modern ugliness. The architecture of Japan has refle...
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History: Asian essays / Chinese Government
China is one of the largest countries in the world, and holds 1/5 of the worlds population. With such a vast amount of people China requires a strict government. China is known for its past Dynasties, some that go back to 1766 B.C.. Now the Chinese Communist party controls China. The first Ancient Chinese dynasty is believed to be the Xia (2000-1500 B.C.), Although many argue the...
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History: Asian essays / Aztec Nation
THE AZTEC NATION The Aztecs are Native American people who created a rich civilization and powerful empire in central and southern Mexico from the 14th to the 16th century. They were one of the largest and most advanced Indian nations to ever exist on earth. The Aztecs life style was better than many Europeans of that time but they lag behind in military technoligy. The Aztec nation is more u...
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History: Asian essays / Opium War
In the 1800's Britain was a powerhouse, and China was full of themselves. When these two characteristics mix you know there's bound to be trouble. China had isolated themselves from the rest of the world and just stayed in their country with the notion that they were the best. No matter who you are or how much land you have, china was the best. So when the British tried to come in contact with the...
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The Tiananmen Square Protest (and how the themes relate with The Good Earth) The Chinese government at the time of the Tiananmen Square protest was a communist dictatorship that was beginning to adopt capitalist economics. The government ruled by fear. Many of their politicians were corrupt. There are some types of issues that the Tiananmen Square protest has in common with The Good Earth. ...
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History: Asian essays / Japan's Improvement
It was a great modern achievement for Japan to create a democratic political system, but their economic success as an industrial and capitalist nation is even more impressive. Once the Japanese were known as fanatic soldiers but now they known as successful businessmen. For hundreds of years, the Japanese have displayed personal characteristics, which helped them modify their feudal system to a ca...
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History: Asian essays / The Fate Of Hong Kong
The Fate of Hong Kong Hong Kong is a British colony, ...but not for long. Hong Kong will become the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China on July 1, 1997 when Britain's lease is up. China promises not to change Hong Kong for at least fifty years, but this is not stopping Hong Kong residents from worrying about how their new life will be. The whole world is watching to find out ...the ...
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Art: Raden Saleh: the romantic aristocrat from Indonesia Raden Saleh, born into a noble Javanese family in 1807, became a pioneer of modern Indonesian art. Although he was the first Indonesian artist to paint in the Western style, the fact that he expressed individuality and creativity in his work (as opposed to the traditional approach which stressed the reproduction of established forms and s...
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History: Asian essays / Chinese Immigration To North America
Chinese Immigration to North America This essay will show how and why the first Chinese immigrants came to North America, the events that occured in those times, and the contrast between how the first Chinese Canadians and the Chinese of today have been treated. The first immigrants that came from China to Canada began to come soon after the American Revolutionar...
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History: Asian essays / Japan & China
By: Kristi Cuschieri Japan & China Making big news recently was President Clinton's visit to China. One important item on his agenda was the human rights issue. Violation of human rights became more of a problem after the Tiananmen Square massacre. It happened in 1989, where pro democracy students in Beijing were shot down. Even though thi...
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History: Asian essays / Qi Gong
Qi Gong is an age old study of the natural energies of the body. It has been used in China for thousands of years, developing inner strength, energy, and clear channels, through which vital chi are flowing. It has been proven through history that this will keep people healthy and disease free, connecting the body, spirit, focusing on breathing, concentration and physical movements. Qi Gong i...
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History: Asian essays / Benefits By The Confucius' Ideas
Benefits by the Confucius' Ideas Modern America would definitely benefit from Confucius' ideas and teachings. Their ideas mainly dealt with unity and peace. The Confucius' were very wise, for setting principles the community should constantly live by. Their principles set an order and a moral behavior for people. The Confucius' expected society to remain calm, mature, a...
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History: Asian essays / History Of The Car, 1940-1970
History of the Automobile, 1940-1970 In the years of 1940-1970, American automobiles had changed drastically, along with the type of people who bought them and what they were used for. At the beginning of this era you could buy a shiny new Chrysler Town & Country for less than 2,000 dollars. Most of the manufacturers who made cars still make them today, although all of the companies ...
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History: Asian essays / History Of The Car, 1940-1970
Al Whipple History Report 4-7-99 History of the Automobile, 1940-1970 In the years of 1940-1970, American automobiles had changed drastically, along with the type of people who bought them and what they were used for. At the beginning of this era you could buy a shiny new Chrysler Town & Country for less than 2,000 dollars. Most of the manufacturers who made cars still make t...
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History: Asian essays / Mao Zedong Vs. Deng Xioping
Mao Zedong was one of if not the most famous communist leaders in the history of China. His views of modernizing his country won him millions of followers. After his death in 1976, a man by the name of Deng Xioping attempted to win over Mao's former followers and rule China. These two men were probably the most influencial people in China inthe 1900's. Though they both broughht thoughts of ending ...
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History: Asian essays / Vietnam
Nationalism in Vietnam Nationalism in the Third World has historically served as a powerfull force in lashing out against colonialism. The aims of third world nationalism are to replace foreign rule with national government. In Asia, Vietnam has fought a long struggle to keep its country independent from foreign domination. Historically, the Vietnamese struggled against the Chinese Empire to mai...
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"Whoever controls the river, controls China", or so said Hu the great. Hu was referring to the Huang He (Yellow River) located in central China, which was the start and support of Chinese civilization eight hundred and fifty thousand years ago, and still maintains that standard of support for many Chinese people today. The Huang He has made contributions primarily to the areas of democratization...
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History: Asian essays / Ideas And Concepts Of Ancient China
Section 3 Origins: The origin of the Chinese people remains undetermined, though it is likely that many different ethnic groups and separate centres of primitive culture gradually merged to form the civilization which has become China. The oldest reliable text extends no further back than the 1st millennium BC and much of it is by no means uncontested. Legends: The earliest Chinese legends ...
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History: Asian essays / Taiwan
Taiwan Location: 23 30 N, 121 00 E Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China Capital: Taipei, 2,706,453 Independence Date: 19 August 1919 (from UK control over Afghan foreign affairs) Population: 21,908,135 (July 1998 est.) Literacy Rate: 91% Suffra...
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History: Asian essays / The Coronation Of Edward III
The Coronation of Edward III At the age of fifteen, Edward had already been placed to the throne because of his father's death. Edward was able to avenge his father by executing Roger Mortimer in 1330. Earlier, Mortimer had attempted to seize the throne in England and had fought in the Scottish wars. In 1323, he was imprisoned, but escaped to France to form an alliance with Queen Isabella,...
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History: Asian essays / Buddhism
Buddhism Buddhism is the fourth largest religion of the world after Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. Although it originated in India, it has been adopted in countries like Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. Buddhism was founded in India by prince Siddhartha Gautam, who was born about 550 B.C in Northern India. Siddhartha lived in wealth and pleasantness but he found suffering and...
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History: Asian essays / Mao Tse Tung
Mao was born in 1893 into a peasant family in the village of Shaoshan in Hunan province. His father was a strict disciplinarian and Mao frequently rebelled against his authority. Mao's early education was in the Confucian classics of Chinese history, literature, and philosophy, but early teachers also exposed him to the ideas of progressive Confucian reformers. In 1911 Mao moved to the provincial ...
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History: Asian essays / Empress Wu
Biographical Data Empress Wu is also known as Wu Hou, Wu Chao, Wu Zetian, or Wu Tse T'ien ("Emulator of Heaven"). She was born in the year of 625 AD. She was born and raised in China during the Tang dynasty. Empress Wu was the daughter of Wu Shih-Huo, a rich and noble merchant at the time. The Tang Dynasty was a time of relative freedom for woman. Since Empress Wu lived during that period ...
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History: Asian essays / Cold War In Asia
The Cold War in Asia 1945-1980 Asia was the second battleground of the cold war. To Marxist idealogy , Asia was not a good place for a communist revolution as it was not an industrialised country with a large proletariat. However, neither was russia. The Chinese Civil War was probably the first sign of the cold war coming to asia. The communist forces, led by Mao had the support of the r...
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This paper will look at the similarities and differences between the Japanese Samurai class and the Chinese Scholar Officials. In their very basic form they were merely political entities, designed to separate the people into different classes, which in turn had certain privileges and rights outlined by the political doctrine. In the case of the Samurai, their class was created to maintain a lev...
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History: Asian essays / Why The Viet Minh Won
The Vietminh won, not only because of Mao Zedong's victory in China, but also because the French military believed that there would be no way the Vietminh could defeat them at the valley of Dien Bien Phu. The fact of the matter is that the Valley of Dien Bien Phu may have been a great location if the French were not fighting the Vietnamese in their own country. For over eighty years, the Fre...
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History: Asian essays / India: State Of Corruption
Title: India: State of Corruption title = India: State of Corruption papers = Please put your paper here. Before Britain arrived in India, the vast sub-continent was a collection of petty states which frequently warred with each other. When India took independence over British rule in 1947, they left behind them a backward, poverty-stricken, agricultural nat archy. Therefore, India's stabi...
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History: Asian essays / Emperor K'ang-hsi
Click Here For Research Papers Online! Emperor K'ang-hsi ruled China from 1661 to 1722 and his reign is captured by Jonathan D. Spence's book Emperor of China. The different chapters of the book deal with certain aspects of the Emperors life. Aspects that the history books to normally deal with. The information in Spence's book is based on Emperor K'ang-hsi's correspondence, his own wri...
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History: Asian essays / China
Click Here For Research Papers Online! The World is forever in debt to China for its innovations. Ancient China was extreme advance and many of its discoveries are still in use today. This is what Robert Temple, the author of The Genius of China 3000 years of science, discovery and invention. The book is based on 11 main parts of Chinese innovation. Within these 11 categories, there are...
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History: Asian essays / Communist China And Mao Tse-tung
Click Here For Research Papers Online! Communist China and Mao Tse-tung "A look into it's introduction to Communism and the Man who led them" DONNY CAMPBELL Dr. UMOETTE HISTORY OF THE FAR EAST MAY 3rd 1996 The Roots of Communist China To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a non-Western revolution is more than a clich‚. That revolu...
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History: Asian essays / Chinese Economic Reform
Click Here For Research Papers Online! China Chinese Economic Reform Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China's leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China's premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which had had as their bases ideologies such as servin...
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Click Here For Research Papers Online! China between the fall of the KMT and Mao Tse-Tung's death The time from 1949-1976 was a time of transition for China. Many social and economic changes occurred through this period. When the Kuomintang government collapsed and Mao Tse-Tung assumed control, this marked the beginning of massive reformation for what would become the People's Republic. Wi...
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History: Asian essays / ARAB-ISRAELI WARS
Click Here For Research Papers Online! ARAB-ISRAELI WARS Since the United Nations partition of PALESTINE in 1947 and the establishment of the modern state of ISRAEL in 1948, there have been four major Arab-Israeli wars (1947-49, 1956, 1967, and 1973) and numerous intermittent battles. Although Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty in 1979, hostility between Israel and the rest of its Arab...
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History: Asian essays / Chandragupta Maurya
Chandragupta Maurya When Chandragupta Maurya (known to the Greeks as Sandrocottus) was born, his father was already dead, causing his family to be in a state of great poverty. Which may be one of the reasons why his uncles were forced to leave Chandragupta in the care of a cow-herder who would bring him up as his own son. He was later sold to a hunter to tend cattle, then purchased by a Brahm...
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History: Asian essays / The Kurds: A Nation Without A State
Introduction Of all the ethnic groups in the world, the Kurds are one of the largest that has no state to call their own. According to historian William Westermann, "The Kurds can present a better claim to race purity...than any people which now inhabits Europe." (Bonner, p. 63, 1992) Over the past hundred years, the desire for an independent Kurdish state has created conflicts mainly with...
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History: Asian essays / Gandhi: A Prayer Answered
Gandhi: A PrAyEr India was a colony of the British Empire for several hundred years and was considered to be the crown jewel of the Empire. However, within the country, many people lived in great poverty because the British took all the wealth. India longed for independence but there was not much people could do, except pray. Their prayers were answered with the birth of a Mahatma (great s...
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History: Asian essays / JAPAN
JAPAN By Jonathan Appel GEOGRAPHY Japan is made up of a four main island chain with other small islands in the western Pacific Ocean volcanic mountain range. The main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Many of the major cities including Tokyo, the capital, are found on the island of Honshu. Many of the islands of Japan are volcanically active to this day. There are approximately ...

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