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  • Artists In China's Shang Dynasty
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    China has the world's oldest living civilization. It's written history goes back almost 3,500 years, and the history told by it's artifacts and artwork goes back much farther. The oldest known works of Chinese art include pottery and jade carvings from the time of 5000 BC. Jade is a general term used to describe either jadeite or nephrite, known as true jade. It's composed of several minerals. It's smooth and rich in texture, but it's also extremely tough. It can be off-white, or dark green, and...
  • Qin Dynasty China
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    Religion and philosophy embraced in 550 BC and continued to play an important role in China. Confucianism is the accepted philosophy of China 2000 years later. Dao ism, Naturalism, and Buddhism are part of Chinese beliefs and customs. These philosophies are at the very core of Chinese life and society. During the Qin Dynasty China was ruled by Legalism. The Great Wall was built by the forced obedience of all the people for the emperor. The people of China were treated poorly and the advancement ...
  • Chinese Tea Bowl
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    History has recorded that England and China used ceramic ware to drink their tea and those records go into great detail, showing contrasts and similarities between each culture's ceramics. The vast ideological differences between England and China show how social, political and ritualistic issues were reflected in the developments and changes made to the ware visually, as well as its functionality. Were the issues in each culture a result of external or internal influences, exchange, inspiration...
  • Plate T Ang Dynasty
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    Chinese pottery The earliest Chinese pottery of which we have any records is the Neolithic ware from the river plains and loess highlands of north and north-west China. It was made between 5000 and 2000 B.C. and contains bowls, jars, pots and beakers of low-fires earthenware. This pots were not turned on a wheel but were build up by what is known as the Coil Method. That is, a long sausage of clay was wound carefully up into a coil shape and this coil was smoothed and patted by hand into the sha...
  • Chinese Painting Styles
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    Chinese art is known as one of the worlds oldest found art forms, with pieces dating back to 1500 BC. There are many different mediums used in Chinese art, such as sculpture, painting, and architecture. Sculptures were often mad of jade, ivory, or glass. Sculpture flourished during the time of the Ming (1368-1644) dynasty. Although Chinese painting styles became very popular in the Tang (618-906) and Sung (960-1279) dynasties, the human form was often disregarded. Following Taoist and Confucian ...
  • Ming Dynasty
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    The dominating feature od Chinese life is a conservatism that has followed certain habits and traditions for 40 centuries. Although there was some culture in China five thousand years ago, we shall begin our study with the Chou Dynasty (1125-255 B.C. ), during which time China reached its zenith of intellectual and artistic achievement. Confucius (552-479 B.C.) was almost a contemporary of the Golden Age of Athens. The Han Dynasty (206 B.C. -A.D. 221) marked a great development in China and prep...
  • Ming Dynasty Rise And Fall And The Chinese Empire
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    The Chinese Empire was large and controlled most of Asia at one point in time. One of the dynasties that ruled the empire was the Ming Family. Ruling from 1368-1644, almost three hundred years, the Ming Dynasty impacted Chinese history very much. The purpose of this paper is to tell the history of the Ming Dynasty's impact on the Chinese Empire, and to explain why the Chinese Empire was in fact an empire. The Ming Dynasty had created an empire. They had the government, the military, and the econ...
  • China In 200 B.C. The Dynasties
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    Dear Editor, I am a 16 century trader. I have been to China. I have seen all the things Marco Polo has seen. I know that he was not telling a lie at all. I am very angry that you did not believe him. I am writing to defend him. There are three Chinese beliefs, which are Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. All beliefs were taught during the same time. Buddhism was taught during 563 to 483 b. c. Buddha came to China in 200 b. c. He believed that suffering and pain was caused by wealth. Daoism was ...
  • Known As The West Zhou Dynasty
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    The Correlation Between Chinese History And Beliefs The numerous cultures of Mainland China are both intricate with their systems of deities and traditions, and yet humble with their ways of life and survival. China is located in the midst of high lands, plateaus, canyons and numerous river systems. In coinciding with the difficult landscapes in which they live, the Chinese people have managed to generally abide by the natural protocols of the land. Throughout their approximately five thousand y...
  • Dynasty D Major Religious Beliefs
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    Chinese Dynasties: 1. Shang: Also called Yin, dynasty that was China's earliest historically verifiable state 1766 B.C. to 1122 B.C.A. Reason's for Rise: Unlike the early accounts of history by the Chinese, there is archaeological evidence of the Shang, who built their cities in northern China around the eastern parts of the Yellow River. For this reason they are called the Yellow River civilization. They were a bronze age people; bronze-working seems to have entered China around 2000 BC (about ...
  • Ching Dynasty
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    Although in modern times, the Triads are mostly associated with criminal activity, they originated as mutual support organizations for people at the bottom of the social hierarchy and to defend the common people from those of positions in power 'to offer unacquainted people the kind of protection and mutual aid normally afforded by family members' (Murray 178). How they began has been agreed back and forth for many years and lots of theories have come up. However it is generally accepted that th...
  • Yin And Yang Levels In Their Body
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    Wisdom of the Ancient Orient The structure of the Canadian health care system is an ever-changing institution which tries desperately to match the care they provide with the values they hold true. Health care providers have begun to take a holistic approach to care, trying to ensure an individuals health, not only physical, but emotional, psychological and interpersonal. The technology, quality and availability of care are at its highest levels ever, yet people are still unsatisfied with the cur...
  • China During The Sung Dynasty
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    The Sung Dynasty has been referred to the "golden age" of Chinese culture. It immediately precedes the Yuan or Mongol Dynasty, which the West associates with time of Marco Polo's expeditions. Sung Dynasty rulers were content to be masters of China itself, unlike the preceding Tang Dynasty, whose rulers had great expansionist tendencies and brought Central Asia into their political and cultural orbit. China, during the Sung Dynasty, looked inward to herself. Traditional ideas in art forms and rel...
  • Emperor Of The Qin Dynasty
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    What events led to the establishment of the Qin Empire? What school of political thought did the emperor follow? What did he accomplish? The Qin Dynasty, despite its brief duration, had a long background. As early as the eighth century B.C., the state arose in the Wei Valley, where the Zhou had earlier commenced political life. The Qin simultaneously absorbed two ways of life. Over five centuries, its kings slowly expanded their domains. By 221 B.C., they had conquered all China as it then exist...

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