History: Asian Essays & Term Papers

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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. (William P-Malm Page 285.) - During the period 612-712 A.D. There were records of Ancient Matters. T

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 Earth’s climate began to cool, and there were frequent outbreaks of famine (Bowsky 32). This per

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 world today. He proft one of the Bible story was not real or ever was. Before his life change he had a

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 Clinton administration, within the past year, opened up an additional 4 million acres for drilling elsew

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 for the greatest number. We must decide if the state can command lives of its people and forfeit them

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 journey, the Ottoman Turks conquouered Constantinople. Constantinople (present day Istanbul) is the ci

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 write a book about this subject is extremely hard and confusing, this is a personal assumption that I

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; Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The Islam is the major religion in the "Arab World", but along with it Chris

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 as a government official while over there. His father and uncle served as military advisers to Kubla

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 capture the traders' valuable commodities. As a result, the Han Dynasty extended its military defenses fu

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 bricks held together by motar on the outside. So that means it was made from bricks, motar, stone, ru

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 in China. He not only did this, but he even made every one wear the same color, which was black. Alt

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 sight of the great wall. Most of what is now called the Great Wall dates from the Ming dynasty (1368

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 him and none of the earlier rulers. He had a strong army but the fierce tribes north of China, the M

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 generations would only remember him and none of the earlier rulers. He had a strong army but the fierc

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 and future generations would only remember him and none of the earlier rulers. He had a strong

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 futuregenerations would only remember him and none of the earlier rulers.He had a strong army but the fie

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 they are turned upside down, and the dolls that you see at stores break as soon as you get them hom

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, which lasted from 221 to 206 BC. The Great Wall Of China stretches about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilome

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 were various decisions made by the dynasties that were both helpful and others that just bottomed o

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 Wall started in the seventh century B.C, it joined the walls to hold off the invaders from the Xiongn

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 revolutionize China and overthrow the rule of the Qing dynasty. Sun Yat-Sen traveled all over the world

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 people together, or it s tendency to separate them. The main speaker s conversation shows his feeli

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 cabin boy on the journey to China.When he arrived to China, Neil was trying to go back to England by

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 separate provinces, The first emperor divided the country into thirty-six commanderies... (Territor

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 past. This draws me to The Great Wall of China. The three dynasties that constructed the wall were the

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 Portuguese explorers arrived in China in 1514 AD.) Without any contact with any other societies, the

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 sufficient. The European nations in order to keep from losing all of the money to the Chinese decide t

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 beliefs and moral values. The Gothic cathedral symbolized the primary role of the Christian church in m

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 Japanese people caused them to change their in their system of politics and foreign policy. The changes

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 continent, much of the similarities are family values. Customs and traditions might be different, howeve

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 enormous, and there are many young people. (Population Crisis, 1998). Due to China holding twenty p

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 life that influences India's globalization and population. In a world that is constantly changing

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 easy for a scientist to tell if a particular change in our environment during the 20th Century, was

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 address the "woman question". Since women wanted more equality, and equality is doled out from the han

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 and doctors find the remains of aplacenta inside her. In China, babies are often abondoned near or

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 1957. Seven years earlier, Chinese forces had invaded and begun the destruction of Tibet and Tibet

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 countries has prompted other countries to worry about the affect on their own economies and offer aid

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. There is modesty in the mind of one, but in the spirit lies a sense of pride. This identity, I beli

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 possible reason for the abuse. She talks about Japanese history and gives us lots of background on

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, high foreign debt, loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asia's large impact on t

"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 Communist party announced to the Chinese people on October 1st 1949, that China was now under communist

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 inventions and ideas created elsewhere. Because of this isolated evolution, the social institutions

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 his power was such that he was proclaimed Genghis Khan, the `universal or oceanic ruler Genghis Khan

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 Ming. Their approach to foreign policy, which was to make everyone treat the Emperor like the Son of H

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 of business is products of the sea, for example: fish, shellfish and edible seaweed. The next cultu

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-cycle: as a daughter she was to follow her father, as a wife she was to follow her husband, and as a

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 of 3000 and 1500 BC, India’s earliest and greatest civilization took place in the Indus Valle

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 obedience of all the people for the emperor. The people of China were treated poorly and the advan

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 change in alliances, and when he was seven, military adversity compelled his father to send him a