Category: History Asian

Qi Gong term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

<p>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.</p> <p>Qi Gong…

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<p>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…

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Qing Dynasty term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

<p>In 1644, the Manchus took over China and founded the Qing dynasty. The Qing weren't the</p> <p>worst rulers; under them the arts flowered and culture bloomed. Moreover, they attempted to</p> <p>copy Chinese institutions and philosophy to a much greater extent than then the Mongols of the</p> <p>Yuan. However, in their attempt to to emulate the Chinese, they were even more conservative</p> <p>and inflexible than the…

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<p>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…

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<p>Art: Raden Saleh: the romantic aristocrat from Indonesia</p> <p>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 styles) showed…

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<p>The Architecture of Japan</p> <p>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 reflected the political, social, and religious situations in…

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<p>Chapter One</p> <p>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…

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<p>Introduction</p> <p>Of all the ethnic groups in the world, the Kurds are one of the largest</p> <p>that has no state to call their own. According to historian William</p> <p>Westermann, "The Kurds can present a better claim to race purity…than</p> <p>any people which now inhabits Europe." (Bonner, p. 63, 1992) Over the</p> <p>past hundred years, the desire for an independent Kurdish state has</p> <p>created conflicts mainly…

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<p>Religion in the Middle Ages</p> <p>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…

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The Silk Road term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

<p>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'…

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