Asian History Questions and Answers

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Although personal freedoms in China are now greater than they were during the Cultural Revolution, and China has introduced a very successful economic structure of state capitalism, that allows...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2012, 10:31 pm (UTC)

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The Han Dynasty (50 BCE-220 CE) collapsed in part because of the corruption of the emperors. At the end of the first century (CE), one emperor after another died without an heir, and, often, a...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016, 9:39 pm (UTC)

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This is a complex and controversial subject, and I have to admit that an attempt at a definitive answer may simply ignite additional controversy. Though he was an ally of the United States, the...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019, 5:11 pm (UTC)

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China has always been a focal point for international trade, either through official channels or black markets. Many foreign markets, especially Europe and the Americas, valued Chinese goods as...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2011, 8:51 am (UTC)

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The term "Bengali Renaissance" is used to describe the intellectual, political, cultural, and artistic changes that took place in Bengal over a period of about a hundred years, from the early...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2020, 9:26 am (UTC)

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The main thing that we would notice about life and society in Southeast Asia before 1500 AD (so long as we do not go back too far) is that strong influence on the region from both China and India....

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012, 3:50 pm (UTC)

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The major change of the Meiji Restoration was that Japan modernized in major ways. It did this because the Perry expedition had shown it just how far behind the West it was and how vulnerable it...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2011, 8:48 am (UTC)

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Although Maoism is derived from Marxism and remained fairly close to it in many respects, Mao's focus was on the peasantry and escape from China's feudal past rather than the proletariat and...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020, 7:38 am (UTC)

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Buddhism originated in India with Siddhartha Gautama who was born in 563 B.C.E. The movement spread rapidly throughout India and Southwest Asia for a number of reasons: Buddhism did not recognize...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011, 12:10 am (UTC)

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There were multiple reasons for the rise of China during this period. First, and possibly most importantly, China emerged as a major superpower in the Communist bloc after the conclusion of the...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2020, 12:17 am (UTC)

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The First Five Year Plan contributed to China's later modernization by setting up or expanding a basic group of heavy industries. These industries would eventually form the foundation of China's...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2012, 2:10 pm (UTC)

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The Mongols were Tengerians, which is a kind of shamanistic belief system. Shamanism is a religious practice in which a holy man or shaman is believed to have direct access to the spirit world....

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019, 7:13 am (UTC)

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One of the most profound effects of China's reactions to Prodemocratic demonstrations was the intense level of brutality that the government employed against its own people. This demonstration of...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2012, 4:04 pm (UTC)

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After the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949, the victorious Communist Party came into power in China. Mao Zedong, who was one of the most important strategists and leaders of the Communist Party from...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2019, 12:28 pm (UTC)

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