Late Imperial China

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  • Farewell My Concubine Essay

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    for their entire lives, dedication obtains a whole new meaning. Dieyi's training to act as a woman and to reflect femininity in his whole life increases the dissension that is observed within the film as well as its connections to the politics of China. The use of ghastly sound effects, close-up cinematographic techniques, and military involvement combine together in this movie to create a devastatingly dramatic experience. At the beginning of

  • Characteristics Of A Successful Time Period During Late Imperial China

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    The traits that define a successful time period in late Imperial China are necessary expansion, unifying the people, and the construction of an effective and incorrupt political structure. The effects of meeting these criteria is sustained influence in following Chinese time periods both short term and long term, as other rulers will benefit from what their predecessors have accomplished, or try to imitate successful policies. As a team, the Kangxi emperor and his successor, the Yongzheng emperor

  • Women In Imperial China

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    First of all, the Imperial Examinations were biased against women. At this particular point in time, women were considered to be worth close to nothing. The author of China's Examination Hell: The Civil Service Examinations of Imperial China says “a man who had no sons was considered to be childless.” (Miyazaki, 1976, p. 13). In other words, the female gender weren’t even considered people, lower than a person on the social scale. Women were expected at stay at home and care for the children. The

  • The Implementation of Confucian Principles in the Qing Legal System

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    The Implementation of Confucian Principles in the Qing Legal System By altering the sentencing practice of the legal system according to Confucian values of filial piety [xiao] and benevolence [ren], the Qing dynasty reinforced Confucian principles in the law. Although using law as a tool of governing is contrary to the teachings in the Analects. Confucius argued that people became evasive and shameless when law was used as a tool for governing, because law would not be able to prevent

  • Prepare For “East Wind, Rain”. I, Navy Minister Sankichi

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    have the strongest naval presence in the pacific ocean, and The Imperial Navy would like to keep it that way. Furthermore, since The Imperial Navy had been awarded the lion’s share of funding this year, we would have no problem in expanding and improving our military technologies and munitions for the preparation. I know that trying to put an end to the ongoing war in China has been our main point of discussion right now, but when China is receiving aid from America it

  • Similarities Between Rome And Han China

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    The Period from 600 BCE to 600 CE was a time of imperial expansion and consolidation. Two of the most powerful and prominent empires during this time period were the Roman Empire and Han China. While on opposite sides of the world, both experienced a common over-expansion of empires and states, coupled with accompanying instability in government and external threats by rival states or so-called barbarian peoples. During the Classical period, power was defined by land, so empires and states focused

  • Japanese Imperialism During World War II

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    influence and control over various parts of Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, over the course of a decade, Japan only taunted the world with their idea of self-sustainment and colonial expansion. The underlying principle to their failure was the theory of Imperial overstretch, as Hook explains, “a pattern in which great powers have consistently expanded their foreign commitments beyond their ability to remain economically solvent and militarily secure” (Hook 2014, 12). Throughout my analysis of the U.S.’s

  • China 's Rural Crisis : China

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    external pressures that caused the eventual collapse of Qing society. Foreign imperialism highlighted China’s backwardness to its own citizens and, and also heightened the already existing conflicts within China itself. It directly challenged the cultural nexus of power, which held China together for hundreds of years. This system combined

  • Chinese Views on Death and Dying Burial Techniques, Rituals and Beliefs of the Common Man

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    Not much unlike Western culture, different colors hint to a time of mourning. Instead of wearing black (like in Western cultures), those who are mourning the deceased in China are seen wearing white clothes, shoes and cloaks that are usually made out of sackcloth or hemp. Although mourning colors differ in different parts of China, white is the universal color of mourning for the Chinese. These mourning clothes are usually ragged, unbleached, unhemmed and white. 5 The corpse must go through a series

  • Chinese Essay Exam for Civil Service

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    were known as the Imperial examinations, which were instituted by Imperial Chinese to determine who among the population would be allowed to enter the state’s bureaucracy. The Imperial Examination System in China lasted from the founding during the Sui Dynasty in 605 to its demise near the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1905. These examinations lasted approximately 1300 years (Elman, 2002). From the time of the Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE) until the implementation of the Imperial Examination System