Great Wall of China
March 26, 2014
Through taking this class, I have obtained some new perspectives and interest in Asia, one of them learning more about the Great Wall of China. The reason why I chose the Great Wall of China is because that I want to know more about, its purpose, and learn how long it took to build. In addition, I would like to gain a better understanding of what caused the Great Wall of China to be built and the difference between the Han and Ming Dynasty. Through further research, I have explored the different dynasties, passes, walls and signal towers, as well as traditions and the conservation of the wall. Possibly the most evident symbol of China and its long and memorable history, the Great Wall of China literally consists of big walls and reinforcement, many running parallel to each other. Though the Great Wall of China never dramatically blocked intruders from entering China, it came to action more as an intellectual boundary between Chinese development and the world, a powerful symbol of the country’s abiding courage. The Great Wall of China was known as the Square Wall. This defensive wall was located in the northern part of the kingdom. Chu the Emperor was one of the people that came up with the idea of creating the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China was built and then other provinces started followed their art of creating their own wall in different part of the world. For example, the wall in the southern Qi state was built out of river dikes and material built for defense. They also built in mountain terrain where people could not pass or go through. Before the Great Wall of China was built, “Qi was made mainly of earth and stone and terminated at the shores of the Yellow Sea.” The Great Wall of China has a border to separate China from the outsiders from different countries. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is when they started to build the Great Wall to inhibit another Mongolian invasion....
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