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Comparison of india and china

Comparison of Classical India and China Civilizations: Classical Indian and Classical China civilizations each created their own diverse idea of what and how things would run in their civilization. India and China had some similarities and differed in many ways from their religious beliefs, to their political history, to their political institutions, and many more. These classical civilizations could especially be compared in their social systems and their arts and sciences. There are many aspects in which these two civilizations differ. China had a social system where social status could only be passed from one generation to the next through inheritance. However, there were possibilities where one could move up from their social status. There was the rare and occasional talented peasant that was offered an education and could sometimes better themselves to the upper class. Reincarnation was also a chance to come back as something better if you led a good life. This was not the case in India. The social structure in India was far more rigid and there was no chance of moving up in the social ladder. Each civilization had three classes and one group of low people that had no skills. China’s social system consisted of the upper, the middle, and the lower class. in the upper class, it was mainly the nobles, emperors, and bureaucrats. The middle class held the peasants and the artisans. While the lower consisted of the merchants, slaves, and soldiers. In China and India there were also two lower groups that were ignored and disregarded as non useful. In China this group was called the mean people, but in India this group was called the untouchables. India had a social system called the caste system. This system divided all the classes and kept them all separate from each other. For example, if you came from an upper class background, then you had to eat and do everything with the upper class people. In the upper ...

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