The Chinese Culture Research Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

The Chinese Culture
Analyzes the relationship of the Chinese Empire to the development of the Chinese culture.
# 118366 | 4,025 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jan 25, 2010 in Anthropology (Cultural) , History (Asian) , Asian Studies (General) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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This paper first relates that, for thousands of years, although the Chinese Empire set a standard of civilization and innovation that few others cultures have matched, there has always been a struggle between the politics of Empire and the cultural aspects of its people. The paper then examines the language, literature, philosophy, law, religions, inventions, science and ancient political history of China to underscore the diversity of its cultures and clans. The paper concludes that Chinese culture survived despite the Empire and its various rulers, who recognized the average Chinese only as a human tool to be used for their own needs.

Table of Contents:
The Interaction of Various Cultures In China
Literature and Literature/Philosophy
The Law
Religion- Emperors as Divinities
Philosophers versus the Court
Daoist Alternatives
Qin, The 'Anti-Historian
The Failure of Reformers
The Tiers of Society
So Many Diverse Cultures and Clans in China
Inventions and Science
Is There an Antagonistic Position of Culture vs. Empire?

From the Paper:

"Considered by many China historians, the name Mencius is second only to Confucius. He did something no philosopher in China had emphasized. He preferred a state of monarchy to the thought of democracy, or "power to the people." Of course, the culture of China in those days was one of reverence by the peasants to the nobility, and the payment of gifts by the nobility to the Emperor to remain nobility. More over, Mencius and his followers infuriated the Emperor because they were avowed pacifists."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Borges, Jorge Luis "The Wall and the Emperor" excerpted on
  • Chen, Shih-Hsiang. "Chinese Literature" Encyclopedia Americana, Vol. 6 New York: Americana Corp. (1956).
  • (Cole,Nancy., Richards, John, Rowland, Linda, and Zavidowsky, Jill.: "Traditional Culture vs. Modern Values in the Asian Community" Teachers' Asian Studies Summer Institute California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Compton's Modern Encyclopedia on Line: "China Cultural Studies (1995 ~phalsall/texts/chinhist.html
  • Coyle, Mark "Yin and Yang principle"

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