In the sixteenth century of China there was a fair and balanced, head of a house hold. This was important in the Ming and Qing-eras. Having a fair and balanced, head of a house hold help make order in the family and create rules they had to follow. This was a way for them to put someone in control and decide who gets what land and who was poor or rich in a way. The Ming and Qing-eras was a very unique time for China. In China they started to admire the western ways of living instead of indigenous practices. Ba Jin was a modest writer at the time and spoke for many of the people in his writings. He adopted the point of view of the west in his writings and explained that he thought that the Confucian family was evil because of how they lived there life. Political reformers argued that the traditional family had to be destroyed before China could start living the western ways. Ba Jin looked to the west because he saw the individuals were recognized and people had legal rights and freedom. This is what he and the political reformers wanted for China. There was twos ways of living you were either poor and had a small family normally farmers who grew their own crops to feed their family because they couldn’t afford to buy crops. These family’s consisted of about three to six members. Then you had the rich who had huge family’s that sometimes got up to a hundred people living in one residence. How’s this works is the boys that are born in the family say with their original parents and there wife’s. The girls would marry and join another family. This went on until the family was huge. They boys were the owners of the land they would split it up between all of them. The people that lived in this areas had to be very wealthy and have good jobs to make. They normally had helper’s to-do all the farming, cleaning, cooking and yard work. This way they could focus on their jobs and family. Both kinds of family’s started respecting their elders since they were older and would pass down what they had to they family after they had passed. They called tis behavior Xiao which was often translated as filiality or filial piety. This was also because in their eyes deference to caring for family members. This family’s learned to care and help each other. Also one other type of family would be a zu or a lineages. This was a small family as well. What happens is the on married son normally the oldest would start at home with his parents. Since family decent was traced in a certain way back then they viewed the father and the eldest son as the core of the family and would be the stem or trunk for the family tree. The zu families to have a descended on the male side from a common ancestor. They viewed themselves as natural kinsmen. They were normally in charge of family affairs and
plans are developed, a political decision is made on reform initiatives, those reforms are then
implemented, and their consequences are evaluated. The cycle then begins again, as new
problems arise that must be addressed by policymakers. (Figure 2.1)
Of course, in the real world, reform rarely takes place in such a simple fashion.
Instead, reform efforts may begin in different places and skip stages, or several stages may
occur at the same time. For example, health reformers might begin with a diagnosis…
order. The massive social changes were too much
and the cities became crowded into slums. They had mostly immigrants from Japan, China, and Mexico
moving to the city for jobs, but some of the people were from small towns and farms. They were high
rates of disease and infant mortality. During these times there were unsafe and exhausting jobs. The
reformers would work to improve conditions in factories and cities. The first reform inspiration came
from women’s clubs, settlement houses…
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN CHINA
"Let China sleep. For when China wakes, it will shake the world." Napoleon Bonaparte
Ancient China was arguably one of the strongest, richest empires in existence - so much so that her rulers saw little value in contacting anyone else in the world. So it was easy for western leaders like Napoleon to see China as a sleeping giant.
Since western countries first began exploring the world several centuries ago, they…
Leadership Case Study-Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping was a politician and reformist leader in the Communist Party of China. He had never held office as the head of government in his life, but with his courage as an innovator and the contribution to the revolutions, he served as the paramount leader of People’s Republic of China. By viewing Deng’s political career as being resigned and returned for three times, we could realize how tenacious and remarkable his spirit of leadership is. Deng is a man…
OF REVOLUTION CHANGE EUROPE
FORCES OF CHANGE:
Rosseau: believed the government should be based on general will; democracy
Growth of literacy
Middle class- business men wanted political rights to match their economic status
Population explosion: after 1730, population rose dramatically
French population increased by 50 % ; British population increased by 100%
Better boarder controls limited the spread of diseases
Aksum-an African Kingdom, in what is now Ethiopia and Eritrea, that reached the height of its power in the 4th century
Al-Andalus-a muslim-ruled region in what is now Spain, established in the 8th century
Almohads-a group of Islamic reformers who overthrew the Almoravid dynasty and established an empire in North Africa and southern Spain in the 12th century A.D.
Almoravids-an Islamic religious brotherhood that established and empire in North Africa and southern Spain in the 11th century…
daily expenses makes it impossible to ever save anything to have a better future. So it’s basically like that are in this never-ending cycle.
Although we know there are many, the exact number of child workers will never be known. Due to China’s political system, it is impossible to gain any information regarding the information. Since there are no Chinese NGOs, non-governmental organizations, it is impossible to judge how or if any of the Chinese government is enforcing the child labor laws and their…
because they followed th eineritance policy- the oldest son becomes the heir.
Carolingians: don’t follow the heritance policy. They look for a stronger and more powerful leader is put in place.
He is a bit of a religious reformer because he makes the people switch to into Christianity
He believes that violence is not t eonly way to make connections- he believes in arts
Many believe he might be the most important figure within this time frame in Europe.
How did the South’s reliance on a slave labor system restrict its ability to diversify its economy?
November 30, 2009
Discuss how the American social reform movement evolved out of the Second Great Awakening.
December 1, 2009
Why did social reformers view alcohol as the greatest threat to public morality in the United States?
December 2, 2009
In what ways could American women of the first half of the 19th century be said to have benefited from changes that resulted from the social reform movement…
Day 1 Notes
Manchu conquest of China
When it comes to the Ching Dynasty, people assimilate the rise and fall doctrine to it
Unique dynasty because it wasn’t as ethnically Chinese.
As a result, the dynasty they came up with was not a repeat of other Chinese dynasties.
Should be thought of as a Central Asian Empire.
Great kinship with the Mongols. Great kinship with other groups.
They were not just exploiters, they wanted to make it better, they themselves are changed in the process. We can’t…