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The History of Taiwan
It is important to consider the history of Taiwan when it comes down to the question of both the Taiwanese self-determination as well as how to deal with the “Taiwan Question.” This question is, in terms of international relations as well as individual countries legislatures when it comes to Taiwan; essentially the determin...
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An Advice Letter in Favor of Confucianism to Emperor Zhou of China
An Advice Letter to Chinese Emperor Zhou Emperor Zhou, As you know China is passing through the hard period of time. The constant war is causing severe damage to our country, a number of people has already died or left with nothing but the suffer, and this number increases every single second. The civil war must be stop...
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The Life, Accomplishments, and Death of Saigo Takamori
The last Samurai, Saigo Takamori, is known for his courageous stand for the samurai spirit and for the welfare of Japan’s government. Stuck in a time of struggle between modernization and tradition, Saigo, although in favor of Japan’s modernization, fought to his death for the way of the Samurai and Japan’s pride. His ideal...
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The History of the Samurai and the Bushido Code
Throughout history warriors have died for a cause, whether it was defending their country, family, way of life, or their own interests. The Warriors of Rome would die for their emperor and the glory of Rome. The Knights who fought in the holy land during the Middle Ages died for their nation and religion. Living by a strict...
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An Analysis of the Tirthas of India
Tirthas of India Tirthas are an extremely important part of Indian culture, both in ancient history and in India today. There are many different opinions about where tirthas are and how they can be used as the ford that they are. Despite the discussion of what and where they are, tirthas are portrayed through many differe...
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The Suffering of the Korean Comfort Women in World War II
A Beautiful Country? Lee Ok-Seon gaily strolls through the streets in the southeastern city of Busan, South Korea when a group of men seize her arms and throw her into a car to be trafficked to a brothel in China for the Japanese military. The young fourteen-year old shakes in fear and agony as Japanese soldiers approach h...
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Wedding Customes of the Japanese Edo Period
Shōgunate/Daimyo Wedding Customs of the Japanese Edo Period The Edo period of Japan, lasting from 1615 to 1868, was developed under the strict control of the Tokugawa military government, the last feudal Japanese military government of its history. At the top of the government were the shōguns, the military governors of...
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The Impact of History and Ecology on Vietnamese Culture
I come from Vietnamese culture which has a history of four thousand years. All six forces mentioned in the chapter have significant effect on our culture but I believe the two strongest ones are History and Ecology. Vietnam has a long history of war. For centuries, many generations of Vietnamese people lived in war and we...
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The Culture of Japan during the Heian Period and the Turning Point in Its Art due to the Isolation from Chinese Influence
The Heian period marks one of the most influential points in Japanese history. The period is named after the capital city of Heian-kyō which is now known as modern day Kyōto. It is the first period in Japanese history when Buddhism, Taoism and other Chinese influences were at their peak. The Heian period is also considered...
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A Brief History of Manchu Dynasty, a Dynasty in China from 1644 to 1912
The Manchu Dynasty The Manchu Dynasty which is also known as the Ch’ing or Qing Dynasty started in China with the Manchus who were invaders from the North in the year of 1644 and lasted until 1912. One of the most famous rulers from this time was K’ang-Hgsi; he started his reign in 1654 and ruled for sixty-one years. K’ang...
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A History of Confucianism in Eastern Asia between the Years of 200 and 800 C.E.
Confucianism in Eastern Asia
Between 200 and 800 C.E., Confucianism in Eastern Asia changed from a
discredited philosophy to a dominant belief system that played an enormous
role in people's lives due to the return of a unified empire in the Tang
dynasty. However, the use of the Confucian principles of math, science, and
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An Overview of the History of Lebanon
As the clash of civilizations has progressed throughout the centuries, the state of Lebanon has dealt with outside influences interfering in their country from the current Syrian crisis and internal tensions stemming from unresolved issues of the Civil War that ended two decades ago back to before recorded history. Humanity...
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Understanding the Japanese Culture Through the Warrior Codes of Bushido
War, what is it good for? While Edwin Starr may say that it is good for “absolutely nothin,” war can allow us to better understand past civilizations. This stems from the importance many civilizations placed on certain codes for their warriors to follow. Warrior codes allow us to understand the culture of a certain civiliza...
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A Comparison of the Developments in the Tang and Song Dynasties
Both the Tang and Song dynasties went through great developments in
agriculture, industry, technology, and economy. As the Dynasties expanded
in their own times they ventured south into present day Vietnam and
discovered fast ripening rice this increased the speed of food production.
The faster rice production made the eco...
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A Comparison and Contrast of the Mongol Khanates
Compare and Contrast Mongol Khanates After the death of Genghis Khan his son took over and expanded the empire.
As the empire was at its largest extent it was passed on to Genghis Khan's
four grandsons. They each ruled their areas different. The Empire had split
up into four khanates; Chagatai Khanate, Golden Horde, Ilkhan...
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A Comparison of the Samurai and the Gundam, the Past and Present Symbols of Japan
If Japanese “Fighting Spirit” was embodied into two objects, one from the past and one for current day, it seems the best choice would be the ancient Samurai and today’s fictional Gundam. The Samurai or Bushi (武士) have long been a facet of Japanese culture, and their relevance carries on to this day, the Gundam, while much...
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The Treaty of Kanagawa and the Reluctant Westernization of Japan
The Treaty of Kanagawa and the Reluctant Westernization of Japan On July 8, 1853, four black ships sailed into a Japanese harbor in an unprecedented moment of contact that would eventually open Japan to the West. The ships were commanded by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, seen by the native Japanese as a dark-bearded ba...
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The Impact of the Manchurian Incident to Japan during the Taisho Period
Introduction: Château de Versailles (197 Words) As World War 1 came to a close, the world's prevailing superpowers took their seats at the Paris Peace Conference to divvy up the bloody proceeds of their nationalistic fervor. Sharing in hearty laughter and the sippings of grandeur French-made champagne, the young Japanese...
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The Impact of Continental China on the Development of the Japanese Civilization
Introduction: A Message from the Continent From language and religion to medicine and administration, the influence that continental China held over the majority of Eastern Asia, during the early ages, has been critical in the formation and development of many civilizations traditions, beliefs and, identities. Japan has be...
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The Fall of the Japanese Empire during the Manchurian Invasion
Introduction: Gegenmiao Massacre (317 Words) As the rising sun begins to set in the east, the sound of tank tracks crushing fragile bone, truck tires ripping frail flesh and bayonets piercing delicate skin can be heard ringing throughout the desolate courtyard of the lamastry Gegenmiao (Itoh 34). As a white flag flies in...
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Seppuku: A Result of the Samurai Mentality
Seppuku: A Result Of The Samurai Mentality Throughout history, few historical warriors have shown as much exclusivity and distinctiveness as the Japanese Samurai. The Japanese Samurai were remarkably unique in that they possessed a sort of “never-lose, never-surrender” mentality, which has appeared time and time again in...
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A Discussion on the Factors That Influenced the Revolutions in China in the Second Half of the 20th Century
In the early century, China was among the most powerful empires in the world where it saw itself as a middle kingdom. Over time, the superiority resulted in isolation that then lead to stagnation. 19th-century foreign imperialism resulted in war and revolution in China and 1949 when communists took over; there was an expuls...
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An Analysis of the Thesis of Michael Wood on Violence in Ancient China
Michael Wood underestimated the prolific violence of Ancient China, which existed mainly due to the constant threat of invasion that in turn caused the Chinese government to become greatly associated with violence. Examples of the constant threat of invasion that caused the Chinese to be violent are seen in the Zhou, the Xi...
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The Formation of National Identity in Vietnam
From 1914 to present, the world, affected by European and American colonization and WWI, changed in terms of the formation of their national identities. In Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh initiated widespread nationalistic movements resulting in the unification of the Vietnamese people. Although Vietnam’s...
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The History and Influence of the Song and Tang Dynasties in China
The Song and Tang dynasties influenced China greatly during the post-classical era, good or bad. The Tang dynasty was founded by Li Yuan, after Emperor Yang was killed by his chancellor, Yuwen Huaji. The Tang dynasty lasted from 618 - 907 C.E. The Tang did many things: they expanded to areas such as Tibet and Korea, they...
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