World History I

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Chapter 7: East Asia and the Spread of Buddhism
221 B.C.E. to 800 C.E.

27: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:

Both geographically and socially, China is constantly shifting throughout this period. It maintains a legacy of an ancient aristocracy; to this new groups are constantly being added, and others taken away. The question of who is really Chinese becomes critically important to identifying the boundaries of the culture and the domain it affects. Like all such problems of definition down to our own day, it is largely a matter of maintaining a tension of opposite poles and positions. How was that tension maintained, and to what effect? You may want to consider: