History: Asian Essays & Term Papers

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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 of religion, government, and culture. Buddhism was introduced to Japan before the Nara period, b

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 warriors? Some questions that might pique a person's curiosity are many. How did they training? Wh

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 “sovereign lord of all the Thai.” Researchers guess that he lived from 1239 AD to after 1317 AD. During

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 of a strong central government. This re-establishment of a strong central government laid the foundat

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 understood. You cannot force yourself into this frame of mind, anymore than you can smooth disturbed w