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China Men - The Brother in Vietnam - China Men - The Brother in Vietnam In her tale, "The Brother in Vietnam," author Maxine Hong Kingston relates the drastic misinterpretation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" on the part of the "brother's" students. It is clear to the reader that their disillusioned thoughts and ideas of the world were instilled in their vulnerable minds by their own parents at young ages, an occurrence that still takes place in our society today. In his account of the situation, the brother first clearly makes a note that these confused and suspicious students comprise not one of his elementary classes, but rather his only non-remedial class....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston China Men] 780 words
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Kingston's China Men - Kingston's China Men Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men contains many fables and parables from the Chinese Culture. In "On Mortality" Kingston reveals the story of human mortality and the reason for this mortality. The story focuses largely on human emotions and reactions towards the situations that people find themselves in. It also raises questions about the role of women in the Chinese culture and the attitudes of the culture towards them. The main character, Tu Tzu-chun, is forced to go through a series of tortures that are all illusions....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston China Men] 431 words
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Tian An Men Square Killings Diary - Tian An Men Square Killings Diary Foreword: During my nightmarish time in China I met many people whom I would call heroes. Nothing in this recital is exaggerated. It reads the way it happened. April 3rd As we arrived in Beijing, we were by met Lao Xu our guide and personal VIP pass to all of China's interesting and exiting places. He approached us and introduced himself and gave us a warm, but slightly hesitant welcome. Lao Xu found it difficult to say my name, so he decided he would give me a Chinese name, Shan Da, which means "tall mountain"....   [tags: China Tian An Men Square History] 1769 words
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Comparing Romeo and Juliet and Maxine Hong - Kingston's China Men - In Maxine Hong - Kingston's China Men a teacher meets students who perceive Romeo and Juliet very differently than is commonly accepted. These students see it as a horror story rather than a tragic love story. What they witness in their real lives (war, death, murder, etc.) affects how they view everything they encounter. Although these students may have a "colored" view, everything that they see in Romeo and Juliet is actually there. They have not imagined anything. They have gone beyond the commonly accepted reading of the play, and have found what lies underneath the surface of all the romance and poetry....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1088 words
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China's One Child Policy - One Child Policy Over population has been a global issue for decades. Medical advances have made it possible for people to live longer and have multiple births, which are just some of the factors contributing to this social problem. Many countries have attempted to battle this issue, but none as intensely as China. China allows the government to have full control over family planning to help reduce the population. In 1979 China created a policy called the "One Child Law" which limits couples to only one child....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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China's One Child Policy - According to the U.S. Census Bureau the world’s population consists, of more than 7 billion people. China resides as the world’s leading populated country with more than 1.3 billion people. Because, of this over population it maintained fears of their food, resources, and living spaces (International Data Base). The Chinese government then implemented the one-child policy to slow their growing population. The one-child policy has prevailed effectively in slowing down the population growth, but it has caused great anguish among Chinese families....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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Work of the Christian Missionaries: Converting China to Christianity - The Christian missionaries knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Going to China at the time was a one way trip to an unknown land. The task of converting China to Christianity was rife with challenges due to continued resistance to any sort of outside influence that was a tradition of China for many years. Never-the-less the missionaries still went to China and by leveraging what advantages they could find, they were able to find some measure of success over the years. One of the men who made so much headway in China was a Jesuit named Ricci....   [tags: religion, china] 1389 words
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China's One-Child Policy - “Thousands of women are being dragged out of their homes, thrown into ‘family planning’ cells, strapped to tables, and forced to abort pregnancies, even up to the ninth month. Forced abortion and sterilization are China’s war on women” ("The Reality of China's" 1). This was said by Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Due to the rising population and the one-child policy, there are many human rights violations; however there are organizations, such as Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, which are helping to stop the problem....   [tags: Human Rights Violations in China]
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The Status of Women in China As Explained in Two Essays and A Film - Throughout time, women have often been referred to as the inferior gender. In China, women have had to go through dire circumstances in order to look good in the public eye. From foot binding, to enduring abusive husbands, to becoming concubines in a prison-like house, women have been through hell in order to please their men, and, most importantly, to please their society. There are a series of double standards and contradictions to how men and women are treated, and this is shown in both Lu Xun and Qiu Jun’s essays as well as in the film, Raise the Red Lantern....   [tags: China, Inferior Gender, Pure, Chaste]
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Cultures of the United States and China - I chose the United States and China as my two countries to study. I will start off the Psychological anthropology study of Chinese people. I will discuss their customs and beliefs from childhood to adulthood. I will then discuss the study of Americans and their customs and beliefs. I will discuss both Chinese and American traditions and the varies life cycles of both cultures. I will do this view from both the male and female aspects. I will then summarize in conclusion the differences and likes of the two groups....   [tags: Compare Contrast Culture China USA]
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Introduction of the Cut Throat Institutions of Western Capitalism into China - ... Eventually the Northern nomadic people or barbarians as the Han Chinese considered them overwhelmed the Northern song and took of the capital of Kaifeng creating the own empire the Jin. The nomadic attacks on the Northern Song had forced many of the gentry class to move to the southern part of the China which is considered the Southern Song. Once the Northern capital was lost to the Jin, the southern capital was established in Hangzhou. In the Southern Song a new form of economy brought economic surplus to the Song government and people....   [tags: history of China, modernization of China] 1563 words
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Family Planning Policy in China - ​Throughout the 19th century, parents could determine the size of their own family especially their children. Due to the recent excessive population growth the world is facing, this decision is not being determined by parents in China anymore. Parents, as guardians, have certain rights and responsibilities that could be considered as violated when The Family Planning Policy was passed, however, this policy was passed to benefit and protect our future population and race. ​Population growth in this world is a major problem today....   [tags: Overpopulation, one-chld, China]
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China's One Child Policy - Many of us in the United States get a chance to choice our rights of the number children we conceive, but many other countries and cultures have different views of on children how they are treated. I will explain, China and India then go into detail on what I believe will be best for India’s future. After the growth of more than 1.2 billion people, China became the largest population in the world. (8) In 1979, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping limited Chinese population by enforcing the One Child Policy....   [tags: Population Control in China] 693 words
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Chairman Mao and Women's Rights in China - There is no denying that the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party under Chairman Mao Zedong changed the course of the history of China and shaped the China the world sees today. The amount of lives, cultural traditions, and differing intellectual thoughts that were lost and destroyed as he strove to meet his goals for the country can never be recovered or replaced. However, it had been asserted that one of the more positive effects of Chairman Mao on the people of China was his somewhat radical opinion of woman....   [tags: History of Women's Rights in China]
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The History of the First Emperor of China - On March 29, 1974, a couple of workers were digging a water well on the east side of Mount Li outside of the city of Xi’an. The workers uncovered a single terracotta figure and called the government authorities who investigated the matter. Soon, government archeologists were sent to the site. The unearthed great clay army that has baffled modern day craftsmen, intrigued archeologists, and amazed the general public. Before this discovery, no one knew about the First Emperor of China. Forty years later, we know a good deal about his legacy....   [tags: great wall, china, babarians, ying zhen]
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China's One Child Policy Does More Harm Than Good - Population Control in China: One Child Policy Does More Harm Than Good Arzigul Ablet is a woman in China. She got permission from the Chinese government to become pregnant, with one exception: she had to give birth in early January 1997. Arzigul went into labor and ended up having her baby in December of 1996. Due to nature's timing, the government fined her 3,000 yuan, or $362.40. This amount was equal to the amount Arzigul earned in a 6-month period (Fatkulin). The one-child policy in China came about in 1979; it refrains families from having more than one child....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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Great Wall of China - The Great Wall of China stretches about 5,500 miles long crossing deserts, mountains, grasslands, and plateaus. It took more than 2,000 years to build this incredible manmade structure. Many people died to build this wall. It displays the changes between the agricultural and nomadic civilizations. It proves that the superb structure was very important to military defense. It became a national symbol of the Chinese as a security for their country and its people. The Great Wall of China must be preserved at all cost because it is a historical symbol that made it possible for China and other nations across the world to prosper (UNESCO World Heritage Centre: The Great Wall)....   [tags: military defense, national symbol, culture, China]
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China's Railway - In 1894, the Qing government was defeated in the Sino-Japanese War; the Boxer Rebellion in China seized the railway interests. More than ten thousand kilometres to be swallowed up in China and carved up the right of way to form the imperialist plunder of China's first climax. Subsequently, in accordance with their needs, they were designed and built a number of railways; however it was in different standards, equipment clutter, resulting in confusion and China Railway backwardness. The development of China's railway construction was started from 1876, which named ‘Songhu Railway’ since 1981, and it was 105 years ago, building a 50,181 km railway....   [tags: China History Infrastructure]
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How Men Have Imposed Women's Fashion - Dating back to 1700 B.C, Chinese women practiced foot-binding; this process forced women to have broken and bent bones in their feet or what society considered, “...three inch golden lotuses” (Lim, “Painful memories of China’s footbinding survivors”). During the 1700s, European women wore five layers of clothing that included a suffocating corset which could, “... rupture the ribs…” (Meister). These decisions were made by a society that believed this is what an ideal woman should wear. Moreover, in The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the description of women’s clothing in the 19th century displays that society prefers women concealed in long, thick, and white garments....   [tags: stereotypes, pleasing men]
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The Conversion of China - When the Jesuits decided to travel to China, they had a clear mission: to expand the word of God and the church to anyone who would listen. This would be a challenge in many parts of the world, but especially in China. The Jesuits had to overcome a vast amount of cultural fear and ethnocentrism and xenophobia in order to convert the Chinese, but they overcame these obsticales by employing various techniques that proved to be effective. One important factor that allowed for the conversion of the Chinese was strong leaders and figure heads of the church....   [tags: Chinese History] 1143 words
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Visit to Han China - Visit to Han China Your visit to China certainly did sound interesting. But life outside the palaces and cities is not the same as you have seen. I have visited many villages around the country and I've noticed a large difference. The men do seem to have control over the women, because that's part of the Confucianism ideology. But in reality, the women have complete control over household affairs. When the men are away at work, it's the women who take care of the children and other household duties....   [tags: Travel, Confucianism, China] 319 words
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China's One Child Policy is Wrong - Imagine for a minute a newlyweded woman. Who want more than anything to have a child maybe two maybe three, but in her country there are strict rules; she can have only one. So she and her husband apply to have that one precious baby, since they need the governments permission. She then get pregnant, 5 months down the road they find out that it is a girl. She is made to abort the baby. What are they going to do about it . Nothing, because they have no choice. If this woman were real she would be living in China and her family would be controlled by the government and the one child policy....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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China and Taiwan Relations: China is Not a Happy Panda - ... I am certain that number has been greatly exceeded by now. I also learned that – at that point in history – Russia was the greatest threat to our security and to our freedom. Since those days, the government has worked relentlessly to mend relationships with both of these countries so that in more recent years neither Russia nor China has been the biggest menace. Unfortunately, though, it appears that the times have come full circle, and these two nations once again are looming as dangerous....   [tags: russia, japan, criticism, US]
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China: A Nation Coming of Age - Coming of Age: A Nation and It’s People 1,360,720,000. 1.36 Billion. The population of China is the highest among the world and growing. 30 percent of the world’s population is under 30 years old. China accounts for 20 percent of the entire world’s population. These statistics are staggering. China’s youth is essential to the world and will extremely affect how the entire earth will progress over the next 100 years. The progression of the Chinese people, from childhood to adulthood, is necessary in understanding how the world will change in the future....   [tags: population, marriage, family]
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The Consequences of Prostitution in China - Brothels have become close to what is a way of life for many Chinese women. From past to current day China, human trafficking takes place in various regions of this country. What is the reason and what are the consequences for women to be involved in prostitution. Women are becoming prostitutes voluntarily; they give sexual favors or even sell their own daughters into the sex trade in order to make money just to survive. Now, women in China are well aware of the consequences of becoming a prostitute, which can cause, HIV/AIDS, other sexual transmitted diseases, sentence to prison, poverty, and even death....   [tags: Sex Trade, Chinese Women]
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Westernization in China and Japan - In the middle of the 19th century, despite a few similarities between the initial responses of China and Japan to the West, they later diverged; which ultimately affected and influenced the modernizing development of both countries. At first, both of the Asian nations rejected the ideas which the West had brought upon them, and therefore went through a time period of self-imposed isolation. However, the demands that were soon set by Western imperialism forced them, though in different ways, to reconsider....   [tags: Comparison, Industrial Revolution] 1311 words
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Consequences of the Gender Imbalance in China - Because gender imbalance in China has become a serious issue, many Chinese people had begun to prefer girl babies instead of boy babies. This change in preference has completely overturned the traditional Chinese view that having sons is always the top priority in a family because they pass on the family name and watch over their parents as they age (Firth). In addition, since the One-Child Policy was established, parents are limited to only one child inside a family, with the exception for rural villagers to have a son if the first child is a daughter, noting the ....   [tags: one child policy, boy preference]
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Lack of Rule of Law in China - Aristotle once stated, “The rule of law is better than that of any individual.” The essential characteristics of rule of law are: the supremacy of law, meaning both the government and individuals are subject to the law; a concept of justice that emphasizes interpersonal adjudication, based on importance of standards and procedures; restrictions on discretionary power and exercise of legislative power by the executive; independent judiciary, judicial precedent and common law methodology; prospective, not retrospective legislation; and underlying moral basis for law....   [tags: International Law]
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The One-Child Policy in China - “China is always talk talk should America drop its hostility toward China.” Should America step into the One-Child Policy and knock down the numbers in the population. Imagine living with the pressure of not over populating the country, because the country didn’t put a stop to the problem earlier in the 19th century.More than twenty-one million babies are born per year. That is 57,534 babies per day, 2,397 per hour, and 40 babies per minute. China’s population in 2012 was 1.351 billion, if China does continue growing at this rate fatalities caused by hungry men and starvation will take over....   [tags: population, baby, girl, choice] 1781 words
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Spread of Buddhism in China - ... It shows that by eliminating cravings, sorrow would stop. Nevertheless, it is the first sermon of the Buddha, and is not a relative response to the spread of Buddhism in China. Document 2 shows the joy received for following the Buddhist religion. Zhi Dun praised Buddhism for providing a path to nirvana, but as an upper class scholar, he probably did not feel threatened by the invading steppe nomads from central Asia, unlike the testimonies of the lower class at the time. Document 5, a response from scholar Zong Mi, compares and defends the Buddha as a sage equal to Confucius and Laozi....   [tags: controversy with the position of women] 821 words
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China's Factories and Sweatshop - ... Lost Fingers and Lost Pay workers are exposed to dangerous machinery and chemicals. Furthermore, the writers of this article is trying to advise that if parents are worried about exposing their children to toys made in china. What about the workers that make this toy. Workers are exposed to this harmful coals every day and not for eight hours, but sixteen hours a day. In the article, about forty thousand fingers are lost or broken annually. In addition, unfair labor and no pay are the common activities in these factories....   [tags: walmart, apple, unfair pay, discrimination] 1112 words
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Labor Abuse in China - Labor Abuse in China “Inside the factory, amid clattering machinery and clouds of sawdust, men without earplugs or protective goggles feed wood into screaming electric saws, making cabinets for stereo speakers” (Goodman and Pan 1). In the article Chinese Workers Pay for Wal-Mart’s Low Prices by Peter Goodman and Philip Pan the mistreatment of the migrant workers in China is evident. These kinds of behaviors are taking place all over in China. The abuse of the Chinese work force has reached terrible proportions and created unlawful conditions because of the demanding economy of China, and other countries’ needs of the goods; however, the companies that are centered in China are working to ma...   [tags: Legal Issues, Labor Laws, Poor Conditions] 1504 words
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Human Trafficking Within China - Introduction The forced ownership of another human by humans has been practiced since the dawn of mankind. Greeks had slaves. Romans had slaves. Slaves were even an integral component of Chinese and Korean culture. Many people have been under the illusion that the slave trade was abolished with the African slave trade in the 19th century. But unfortunately, the trade in humans is very much alive under a different name, human trafficking. Human Trafficking can be seen in the same two familiar forms of old: sexual and forced labor....   [tags: criminal organizations, rural areas, cities]
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Human Trafficking in China - Human trafficking is prevalent throughout the world, especially in Asia and more specifically in China but the government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) are taking measures to put an end to it. Human trafficking involves exploitation of human beings; either sexually or by coercing them to work in unfavourable conditions for little pay or nothing at all. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines human trafficking as “the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.” Women and children, especially girls between the ages of fourteen and twenty constitute the majority of victims of human trafficking....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Pre-Modern Confucianism in China - I. Introduction The role of the Chinese family in pre-modern China included thoughts centered on Confucian thought and methods. The Chinese family followed different methods of Confucian thought and the division of family responsibilities in China developed because of it. The original text of Confucius that dictated the roles of filial piety in China did not specify gender dichotomy but the implications led Chinese scholars to distinguish the position of men following filial values from women. Pre-Modern China had the dominative power of dozens of dynasties....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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Neo-Imperiailsm in China - Neo-Imperialism’s effect on Qing Dynasty China was not profoundly great. Rather than helping China, imperialism brought about the fall of the Qing and the introduction of communism in East Asia. The Qing Dynasty was a powerful, self-sufficient dynasty that reigned from 1644-1912. During the late 19th century, Europe’s great powers began taking interest in Asia’s natural resources that are needed to fuel Europe’s industrial factories. The British interest for tea led the Europeans to trade with China....   [tags: world history, communism, east asia]
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The Effect of China's One Child Policy - The future of China’s people China is the world’s most populated country with an astounding 1.35 billion people. That number would be significantly higher if it wasn’t for the family planning policy put into effect September 25th, 1980 under Chairman Mao. This was a population control effort and was considered extremely successful to the Chinese government. However success is defined differently in many countries. In America for instance it usually ends with a positive outcome. The cons of this attempt of controlling the population heavily outweigh the pros....   [tags: gender, populated, abortion] 956 words
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The Open Door Policy in china in the Late 1800s - During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the growth of international trade caused western countries to invade China in order to extend the affect of their nations. There were benefits to China as a result of growth in trade, however the involvement of foreign nations was not appreciated by the citizens and government. The United States created the Open Door policy to control China’s market and resources without approval of the Chinese government which resulted in the Boxer Rebellion. Prior to the rebellion, westernized countries conquered different sections of China in order to imperialize many of the villages throughout the country....   [tags: Westernization, Trade, Rebellion] 575 words
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History and Culture of the People’s Republic of China - The People’s Republic of China is a country with one of the richest cultural backgrounds and the largest population in the world with 1,338,612,968 people. It holds “1/5 of the world’s population” (Banister 2). Located in eastern Asia, it is the fourth largest country with a total area of 9,596,960 sq km and the second largest electricity consumer and exporter after the U.S. The vast amount of natural resources make China one of the leading manufacturers of the worlds products from raw materials such as steel and iron to finished goods as toys, various machinery, textiles and electronics....   [tags: Chinese Culture, ] 1624 words
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The Opium War and Great Britain's Influences In China - While westerners in China pushed to claim rights and generally oppose Chinese reformers who worked to better China, the Chinese government and society continued to face internal problems. While westerners in China pushed to claim rights and generally oppose Chinese reformers who worked to better China, Chinese government and society faced internal problems. Being a main target for imperialism, China faced much western influence. One of the events that marked the beginning of intense western influence was the case concerning the Opium Wars....   [tags: Chinese History]
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The Boxer Rebellion in China - The Boxer Rebellion in China “China never wanted foreigners any more than foreigners wanted China men, and on this question I am with the Boxers every time. The Boxer is a patriot. He loves his country better than he does the countries of other people. I wish him success. The Boxer believes in driving us out of his country. I am a Boxer too, for I believe in driving him out of our country” – Mark Twain, Berkeley Lyceum, New York, Nov 23, 1900. The Boxer Rebellion soul purpose was to liberate China from foreign influence....   [tags: Boxer Rebellion Chinese History Essays]
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China's One-Child Policy: Influences and Impacts - China’s one-child policy has interesting origins. Although,” China’s fertility rate began to fall in the 1960’s, there was no national policy aiming for a population of smaller families until 1971. In 1979, “Wan Xi Shao”, a program that encouraged later marriage, longer birth intervals between births and fewer children is what evolved to the well-known “one-child policy”.”(Gilbert, 24) Under the one-child policy, couples are given incentives to have a single child. Couples who pledge to have a single child receive monthly allowances for child support until the child reaches the age of fourteen....   [tags: infant neglect, sex-selective abortions]
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The Struggle of Overpopulation: China’s Fight Against Numbers - With the largest population of any country in the world, much attention has been focused on China's ability to handle the overwhelming crowds in such a dense area. China bolsters a population of 1.38 billion citizens, many of whom are unable to live in under proper conditions. Overpopulation has led to unhealthy living conditions that can lead to severe health problems. It is easy to look at the positives of having many people to form a workforce and build the country’s infrastructure....   [tags: Government, Policy, Birth]
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Women In China During The Long - Women In China During 'The Long Eighteenth Century'; During the 18th Century women in China continued to be subordinated and subjected to men. Their status was maintained by laws, official policies, cultural traditions, as well as philosophical concepts. The Confucian ideology of 'Thrice Following'; identified to whom a women must show allegiance and loyalty as she progressed throughout her life-cycle: as a daughter she was to follow her father, as a wife she was to follow her husband, and as a widow she was to follow her sons....   [tags: essays research papers] 1260 words
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The Beauty Industry in China - Within 21 years, from 1983 to 2004, the sales volume of China's beauty businesses has increased 260 times, according to the country's first annual report on the beauty sector, recently released by Chinese economists. While the traditional beauty sector in China refers mainly to such services as hairdressing, massage and face-lifts by medical means, the modern beauty sector expands to cover the areas of beauty-related education and marketing, the production and research of cosmetics and related instruments, and even includes ornaments, packaging materials as well personal image consultation....   [tags: essays research papers] 710 words
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Women’s Role in China - Women’s Role in China "The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: 'It's a girl.'" -Shirley Chislom- Women have had changing roles in every society for centuries. Depending on the country, some women have had a harder time achieving equality. One of these countries is China. These women have faced such obstacles as foot binding to concubines. Until the twentieth century women were not considered equals in their society. Many cruel things were done to women in ancient china that are considered unfathomable in other countries....   [tags: Women Feminism Chinese Culture Essays] 1282 words
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The Soong Sisters - History is not created through chance, but instead it is made through the work of inspiring individuals. An example of this would be how the Soong Sisters affected both China and other countries with their intelligent and powerful attitudes toward the world. Although they were known as sisters, these three women worked independently for many of their most powerful years, and eventually separated because of their husbands. Soong Ching-Ling and Soong Mei-Ling were more influential and significant working alone than together because of their personalities, their husbands, and their different influences upon different audiences....   [tags: China]
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Japan vs. China - Japan vs. China The region known as East Asia has long been in area of conflict, where often times one power, or group of powers has dominated the people, politics, and economy in a very authoritarian fashion. At first it was the Chinese Imperial system which dominated East Asia, as the strongest and most wealthy Asian power during the pre-colonial period. Japan was in a state of isolation, and the other countries of the region were dependent on China for many things. However, with the coming of the colonial powers from Europe and North America, China’s regional power was all but destroyed (4)....   [tags: Economy Geography Papers Asia]
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Double Standards of Men and Women in the Raise the Red Lantern - ... This contradicts with how the women act. The Master believes that he is in control, which, in many ways, is true; however, when the Master is not around, the women control the house. They fight and sabotage each other in order to have the “power” of being chosen for the night. The “chosen” mistress controls what the breakfast will be, is given a foot massage, and is given respect from the servants; however, when given so much free time and power, things are bound to go awry. During the 20th century, Chinese women were expected to be pure and chaste....   [tags: contradictions, husband, women, chinese]
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The Coming to Power of the Communists in China in 1949 - The Coming to Power of the Communists in China in 1949 The leadership of China at the beginning of the 20th Century was very different to how it is today. The Communists did not come to power without a long and bitter struggle against the many foes that came across their path between the time of their creation, in 1921, and their eventual success in 1949. The Double Tenth Revolution of 1911 overthrew the emperor of China, as he was only a child and could not contain the ever-depleting condition of the nation....   [tags: Papers] 1128 words
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Gender Roles: History of a Feudal Society - With the history of a feudal society, people in China, especially those from the rural area and seniors, still regard men as superior to women. First of all, they think the life quality of a family depends on the labor of the man. Since agriculture has played a major role in Chinese culture, people still hold the idea that women should help with housework, such as cooking and nurturing children, while men are working on the field and herding livestock. This idea can be applied to modern society and urban area in China too: Men are expected to devote his physical power to acquiring necessities and earning money for the whole family, and women take responsibility of children’s education and ma...   [tags: China, culture, education] 577 words
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