Prof. Patricia Hamlen
The Ancient China goes to 500 B.C. and is known to be the longest civilization until now. China has been ruled by the emperor’s since the beginning of the Chinese civilization until 1911 when the Chinese revolution took place. They used the same language and writing for over 6000 years. Then They created bronze weapons and invented the crossbow. The Great Wall of China was built to defend against enemies. During Han Dynasty, they advanced in poetry and visual arts. Also the birth of the exam system for Chinese civil servants dates from this time. The doctrines were replaced by Confucian Philosophy. During Han Dynasty it was the period of further land expansion and it extended into a very large territory. They found a symbol to represent every idea. The Romans and the Chinese began a trade of woven silk which Romans cannot copy. Also they build the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. These are the cultural markers highlighted in the film which speaks the centralized system of power in ancient China.
The Chinese people used the same writing style for centuries. They could easily read the writings which were written 100’s of years ago. Until the rule of a different emperor, who changed the writing and language and formed his own. People then took that new language and writing and used it in their everyday life. The Chinese created a symbol for almost all the ideas. For instance, sun and moon gives light, which means they are bright so they had a symbol for bright. Also, the development of poetry and visual arts took place during this period. The Chinese had advanced throughout the centuries by knowing the same language for centuries, ...
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