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  • Buddhism - 1,189 words
    Buddhism Buddhism is one of the biggest religion founded in India in the 6th and 5th cent. B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha. One of the great Asian religions, it teaches the practice of and the observance of moral precepts. The basic doctrines include the four noble truths taught by the Buddha. Since it was first introduced into China from India, Buddhism has had a history which has been characterized by periods of sometimes awkward and irregular development. This has mainly been the result of the clash of two cultures, each with a long history of tradition. Most of the difficulties have arisen due to the transplanting of an Indian religious/philosophical system onto a culture s ...
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  • Marco Polo Ss 9r Period 2 May 6, 1996 Marco Polo Marco Polo Is One Of The Most Wellknown Heroic Travelers And Traders Around - 1,431 words
    Marco Polo S.S. 9R Period 2 May 6, 1996 Marco Polo Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In my paper I will discuss with you Marco Polos life, his travels, and his visit to China to see the great Khan. Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco's father, Niccol, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China (1260-69) as merchants. When they left (1271) Venice to return to China, they were accompanied by 17-year-old Marco and two priests. Early Life Despite his enduring fame, v ...
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  • Tang Dynasty - 1,094 words
    Tang Dynasty The fall of the Sui in the early 17th century led to a new power, one that revolutionized the social and empirical structure. At its height, the Tang Empire stretched from what is now Manchuria in the northeast into what is now Vietnam in the southwest. Building on the reunification of northern China and the southern China by the Sui dynasty. The Tang Empire established a strong, centralized state system, which brought together the aristocratic clans of all regions, finally ended four centuries of division between northern and southern China. The Tang dynasty was a time of great prosperity, many religions such Buddhism, and Daoism (Taoism), and the literature, scholarship, and a ...
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  • The Han Dynasty - 351 words
    The Han Dynasty The next dynasty to come into power in ancient China was the Han dynasty. Their first ruler was Liu Bang who began his rule in 207BC. He defeated the last leader of the Qin dynasty and declared himself ruler. He originally was the son of a peasant farmer so he understood what it was like to not have everything he wanted. He took this into consideration when forming the government of his new empire. They used same type of government as the Qin dynasty without the heavy taxes and harshness of rule. During this time it was equal to the famous Roman Empire. Wudi was the greatest leader of the Han Empire. He ruled from 141 BC to 87 BC. He is considered to be one of the greatest le ...
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  • The Rise Of The Golden Horde - 1,161 words
    The Rise of The Golden Horde May 4, 1997 HS123h--Liberty Block 3 Thesis: The Mongols rose to power because they were a highly advanced culture as seen through their military technology, their trade and preservation of elaborate art work, and their fair administrative policy. The Mongols were one of the most feared groups in history. The very mention of the name "Genghis Khan" struck terror into every king and every peasant. How did a scattered collection of goat herders, led by the fatherless child of a minor chieftain, build the largest empire in history? How were they able to build an empire that would eventually stretch across Asia, India, the Mid-East and Eastern Europe? The Mongols were ...
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