Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Ancient China, Ancient India differences?

Ancient China, Ancient India differences?

Ancient China, Ancient India differences in religion

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    India has made the most inventions and discoveries!! India's intellectual contribution is more than every other civilization combined! The 19th and 20th centuries are the only 2 centuries that India was not the wealthiest civilization on the face of the planet. From when time began, up until, and including the 17th century, India was the centre of the world & was also the wealthiest civilization on the planet! THE WEALTH IN ANCIENT INDIA WAS MORE THAN TWICE THE WEALTH OF THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED! India is the world's oldest and oldest continuing civilization I will give you a few quotes for you to make up your mind:

    We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

    - Albert Einstein

    If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.

    - Max Mueller (German scholar)

    India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

    - Mark Twain

    If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

    - French scholar Romain Rolland

    Besides the discoverers of geometry and algebra, the constructors of human speech, the parents of philosophy, the primal expounders of religion, the adepts in psychological and physical science, how even the greatest of our biological and theologians seem dwarfed! Name of us any modern discovery, and we venture to say that Indian history need not long be searched before the prototype will be found on record. Here we are with the transit of science half accomplished, and all our Vedic ideas in process of readjustment to the theories of force correlation, natural selection, atomic polarity and evolution. And here, to mock our conceit, our apprehension, and our despair, we may read what Manu said, perhaps 10,000 years before the birth of Christ: The first germ of life was developed by water and heat. Water ascends towards the sky in vapors; from the sun it descends in rain, from the rains are born the plants, and from the plants, animals.

    -Louis Francois Jacolliot (French diplomat & author)

    The multiplicity of the manifestations of the Indian genius as well as their fundamental unity gives India the right to figure on the first rank in the history of civilized nations. Her civilization, spontaneous and original, unrolls itself in a continuous time across at least thirty centuries, without interruption, without deviation. Ceaselessly in contact with foreign elements which threatened to strangle her, she persevered victoriously in absorbing them, assimilating them and enriching herself with them. Thus she has seen the Greeks, the Scythians, the Afghans, the Mongols to pass before her eyes in succession and is regarding with indifference the Englishmen - confident to pursue under the accidence of the surface the normal course of her high destiny.

    -Sylvain Levi (French Orientalist)

    Since you also mention China, here is a quote from Hu Shih, the former Ambassador of China to USA:

    "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."

    Any one who has even a half - decent grasp of history would not even utter China in the same breath as India as India is a much more ancient civilization that has contributed a hell of a lot more than China! In fact, The Chinese learnt Yoga, martial arts and Buddhism from India! The first priest of the Shaolin Temple was from India! So let us understand human history before we make ludicrous comparisons!

  • kocaj
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Ancient China And India

  • 4 years ago

    Ancient India And China

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    6 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    India was the richest in ancient world in terms of culture, religion knowledge, intentions and discoveries. Like my friend said above "China inherited Buddhism and their well known martial arts from India " this itself implies India was a better China.

  • 9 years ago

    Chinese civilization originated in various regional centers along both the Yellow River and the Yangtze River valleys in the Neolithic era, but the Yellow River is said to be the Cradle of Chinese Civilization. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations.[1] The written history of China can be found as early as the Shang Dynasty (c. 1700 – 1046 BC),[2] although ancient historical texts such as the Records of the Grand Historian (ca. 100 BC) and Bamboo Annals assert the existence of a Xia Dynasty before the Shang.[2][3] Oracle bones with ancient Chinese writing from the Shang Dynasty have been radiocarbon dated to as early as 1500 BC.[4] Much of Chinese culture, literature and philosophy further developed during the Zhou Dynasty (1045-256 BC).

    The history of India begins with evidence of human activity of Homo sapiens as long as 75,000 years ago, or with earlier hominids including Homo erectus from about 500,000 years ago.[1] The Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 3300 to 1300 BCE, was the first major civilization in India.[2] A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture developed in the Mature Harappan period, from 2600 to 1900 BCE.[3] This Bronze Age civilization collapsed before the end of the second millennium BCE and was followed by the Iron Age Vedic Civilization, which extended over much of the Indo-Gangetic plain and which witnessed the rise of major polities known as the Mahajanapadas. In one of these kingdoms, Magadha, Mahavira and Gautama Buddha were born in the 6th or 5th century BCE and propagated their śramanic philosophies.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Chinese ppl follow indian culture - buddhism. thus india has been more advance.

  • 6 years ago

    nice elize

  • 7 years ago

    One has indians, the other one dosen't

    Source(s): Common sense
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