The following question is based on the accompanying documents. (The documents have been edited for the purpose of this exercise). The question is designed to test your ability to work with and understand historical documents. Write an essay that:
• Has relevant thesis and supports that thesis with evidence from the documents.
• Uses all or all but one of the documents.
• Analyzes the documents by grouping them in as many appropriate ways as possible and does not simply summarize the documents individually.
• Takes into account both the sources of the documents and the authors’ points of view.
Analyze the similarities and differences between the two religions, and what makes these religions unique.
Based on the following documents, discuss classical empires. What types of additional documentation would help determine the benefits and difficulties of running classical empires?
Buddhism and Taoism are both mainly centered in eastern China, and many people are confused between the two. Not very many people understand what Buddhists stand for, but many people only know they live to find meaning, and to reach nirvana. Taoists look to end the sufferings in life.
Citations: ----------------------- Robert Bogoda, A Simple Guide to Life, 1994 [pic] Paul Carus, Buddha, the Gospel, 1909