The diffrences between china and japan.

RonPaulCirriculum English 7 Week 2

The difference between china and japan are very different.

Unlike china, japan took a while to civilize because it was one of the farthest island from Europe. The most important period was the Yamato period, it was established from 200-646 AD. They also claimed that they are descendents of the Amaterasu, which was a Japanese God. Even to this day the emperors of japan can still trace their line back to Yamato.

Now lets move on to China, China was one of the best civilization in the world but of course there was one period in the history of china that was horrible, that period was ruled by an extreme dictator named Shi Huangdi.

Shi Huangdi took things to the extreme:

  • He started a very strong central government
  • Moved all the nobles to the capital city to prevent rebellion
  • Brutal slavery/forced labor (that's how he built many things)
  • Killed scholars/burned books
  • Improved travel by building roads all over china
  • Built Great Wall of China (can be seen in space and is 1400 miles long)
  • Buried in a big tomb filled with treasure and booby traps, also buried with a terracotta army.

After the Qin dynasty was the Han dynasty which started at 202 BC, the Han dynasty was like a relaxing state for china because Shi Huangdi was so rueful and horrible that It felt very relaxing. Any ways the Han Dynasty also had a few accomplishments:

  • It reunited the country
  • tried to replace all the burned books
  • Encouraged study of Confucius' works
  • government officials called mandarins
  • increased Chinese territory
  • and less harsh rulers

The Han Dynasty also found a few things:

  1. they found that each year has 365 1/4 days
  2. they used magnetic stones to find true north
  3. they built the first seismograph
  4. made long bridges of bamboo
  5. and invented paper

Of courses there are a lot more Dynasty but I can't go over all of them in this essay.

Any ways you can see china and japan are very different but are similar in very little ways.


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