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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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