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So I got some questions for my paper, and this is one of them:

"The development of Confucianism under Emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty was a great success. Why was this the case?"

I don't understand the meaning of "why was this the case", is it asking me to analyse the reasons of the success of Confucianism or something else?

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    Yes. Case: "an instance of a given situation". The given situation is the successful development of Confucianism. Why did that situation arise?
    – Andrew Leach
    Sep 16, 2016 at 10:18
  • "Why was this true?"
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 16, 2016 at 12:45
  • "Is it asking me to analyse the reasons of the success of Confucianism?" It's probably enough to list them. Unless a careful reading of the assignment leads you to think you need to analyze them too. Sep 16, 2016 at 19:02

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It means you have to describe why, The development of Confucianism under Emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty was a great success?

The above topic of Confucianism succeeding in development under this particular emperor seems to be a case. There were certain characteristics of the emperor or his administration that lead to the success of Confucianism during that time.

You have to list those characteristics.

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