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Chinese America – The Perseverant Underdog - Since the birth of America, many different people from all around the world flocked to North America in hopes of making a good life for themselves, or their families. Many came from the west, as well as a large amount came from the east. Most of these eastern immigrants hailed from China. These people were welcomed with open arms and kindness for a short time, at least at first. Afterwards, there was a long period of racial tension, due to social differences. How did the Chinese immigrants integrate themselves into the American culture, and what difficulties did they face....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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Chinese Influence on Korea and Japan - Chinese Influence on Korea and Japan Today, Japanese and Korean civilizations are advanced, wealthy, and independent with their own system of government and religious beliefs due to the influences from China. The majority of Asia experienced changes in government and dealt with inter and intra state conflicts when the countries were most susceptible to influences from alliances made with other countries. The Tang Dynasty/ Silla alliance shaped the future of Korea’s religious and government movements....   [tags: Chinese Culture] 1101 words
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Sex in the Chinese Cultural Revolution - A. Plan of Investigation The purpose of this study is to answer the question: To what extent did Chinese leaders display their power through the controlling of sex in the Chinese Cultural Revolution. This can give historians a better understanding of the extent to which the Chinese leaders controlled every aspect of the Chinese people's life. This is a fairly new subject because, as I will discuss later in the project, sex was silenced in the Cultural Revolution. (words:137) | B. Summary of Evidence The Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a time of great social change for the nation of China....   [tags: Chinese History]
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The Male Dan In Chinese Opera - The film, Farewell My Concubine, directed by Chen Kaige drew the attention of the western world onto Chinese Opera at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival by winning the Palme d’Or award that year. Farewell My Concubine is one of the most famous plays in Beijing Opera in which the loyalty of Yu Ji (Beauty Yu) is contested by the King of Chu when his state is defeated. The main character, Cheng Dieyi, mirrors both Mei Langfan and Yu Ji. Mei Langfan is considered the most representative artist in Beijing Opera because of his perfection as a female impersonator....   [tags: Chinese Theater] 2230 words
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The 1911 Chinese Revolution - The 1911 Revolution kicked out the Qing Dynasty and broke the barriers to different developments in China. However, the 1911 Revolution has only provided a framework of a republic and made changes in some particular aspects related to immediate problems and difficulties in society. Hence, the relationship between the revolution and the subsequent development of China was very weak. On one hand, I do not agree with the latter part of the statement that the 1911 Revolution brought new problems to China....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Chinese Dynasties - The period of the dynasty that unified China, the Sui Dynasty began the year 580 C.E. and lasted until 618 C.E. I was founded by an officer of the Northern Zhou, Yang Chien (Emperor Wen Ti), and his son and successor, Emperor Yang Ti. As an emperor, Wen Ti in his early actions restored the Buddhists rights, their clergy, and ended suppression of Daoism. Emperor Wen Ti achieved the unification of China during the Sui era, also the central government was reformed, institute the conscription of community servants from all ethnics and social classes; and established a uniform legal code that regulated land, taxes, rewards and reprimand, with the exception of the military all arms wer...   [tags: Chinese History, Dynasties] 1255 words
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Impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act - Impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act “Many Chinese immigrants falsely claimed American citizenship during the exclusion era…I’ve considered this question…ever since I learned that my American last name was different, in spelling and meaning, from my Chinese last name… What’s in a name?” said Karen Lew, a community anchor at the Museum of Chinese in America. She discovered that her ancestors were forced to change their last names during the Chinese Exclusion Act to prevent deportation. Most believe that the Chinese Exclusion Act was a mistake from the American government....   [tags: Chinese Immigrants, American Citizenship]
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Overview of the Chinese Zodiac - Have you ever been to a Chinese restaurant that handed you a paper with a bunch of random animals and years on it. Most people will just throw it away and not pay that much attention to it. That little piece of paper contains a basic information about the Chinese Zodiac just enough to get you hooked. There are many people all over the world that very much believe in the ancient Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese Zodiac can be helpful for finding the current Chinese year, what animal people are, and can help make decisions....   [tags: chinese restaurant, lunar calendar]
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Comparing Australian and Chinese Identities - With globalization, people from different countries have more opportunities to communicate with each other. To avoid misunderstanding, it becomes more significant to understand different cultures and identities of other countries. China, as an East Asian country, has a different national identity from Australia. For better understanding and communication between China and Australia, it is important to find out the differences and similarities between Chinese identity and Australian identity. Oxford Dictionary (2014) defines “national identity” as “a sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, and language.” Therefore, this essay analyses the nat...   [tags: Australian vs Chinese]
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Western Mythology: The Chinese Dragon - Throughout the old world, people had feared creatures with the body of a large lizard, snake-like eyes, large wings, and that can emit fire from their mouth. They was thought to be the embodiment of evil, greed, lust, violence, and the dark side of humanity. These mythical creatures are called dragons, but the dragon have a different reputation in the Eastern world. In China it was highly respected in the kingdom, a fairly common motif in eastern art for its heavenly related background. Unlike western mythology the dragon in Chinese legends is not considered as an evil creature, they do not bring death nor despair....   [tags: buddhist and chinese, emperor]
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Chinese Religions and Human Conscience - The Chinese were the first to recognize that humans were fundamentally good and not primarily driven by selfish motives. Thousands of years ago Confucianism and Daoism taught the masses to believe in the better nature of people. In the present day, particularly in the United States, one could argue that the antediluvian Chinese were mistaken. Recently, it seems that humans are indeed driven by wealth, power, and fame. However, there is still one thing that precedes selfish goals and is a part of every sane human being, a conscience....   [tags: Chinese Religions, China, Religion, ] 421 words
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Chinese Imagined Community - The Chinese-Canadian experience during the 19th and 20th centuries provides a classic example of history’s role in the nation-making process, the creation of an “imagined community”(Stanley 477). The anti-Asian exclusion era (1880s to 1940s) in Canada played a pivotal role in the emergence of the “Chinese” identity. Benedict Anderson describes the ‘imagined community’ as a community that is built through emotional ties with one another. Anderson states that the community "is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion,” (Anderson 1991)....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Chinese Exclusion Act - “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. " The Quote on the Statue of Liberty, engraved 1903 The United States of America was founded on the idea that anyone could leave their destitution and ‘make it’ in America. This idea came to be called the American Dream; a phrase that was written into being around 1850. Not thirty years later, however, an entire immigrant group would be barred from entering the country, and that bar would last for sixty-one years....   [tags: politics, chinese exclusion act]
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Chinese Culture Traditions - The dictionary defines “culture” as “the behavior and beliefs characteristics of a particular social, ethnic, or age group”. I am Chinese-American also known as ABC, American Born Chinese. I speak Cantonese and English. My parents are both from China. I was born in Manhattan, New York, and raised in New York. There are many different things from my culture that are different from other culture’s. Many people with different culture’s have different foods, holidays, and religions, which makes us all special and different in our own ways....   [tags: Chinese Culture] 567 words
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Ancient Chinese Culture - While the fertile banks of the Tigris, Euphrates, and Indus rivers were giving rise to thriving civilizations in the Middle East and India, the same was happening along the banks of the Yellow River in China. A civilization arose untouched by the outside world in parallel to those of Mesopotamia, Harappa, and Mohenjo-Daro. The Yellow River civilization not only mirrored the advances made in the other two civilizations but also contributed unique ones of their own. Due to China’s geographical location - high mountains of the Tibetan Plateau to the west and vast deserts of the Gobi to the north - communication with the West and South Asia was difficult....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Influence of Confucianism on Chinese Culture - The Influence of Confucian Culture on Chinese Culture Introduction Confucian culture, also known as Confucianism, was founded by Confucius during the Spring and Autumn Period, which was developed gradually after the Han Dynasty with benevolence as the core. Since the Han Dynasty, Confucianism was the official ideology and the basis of mainstream ideology in the vast majority of historical periods of China, and it also influenced many southeast Asian countries in history. After a variety of shocks, Confucianism was still the core values of China's social public, and represented the Chinese culture and national tradition in the world (Littlejohn, 2010)....   [tags: han dynasty, chinese tradition, politics]
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Ethnographic Experience with Chinese - Ethnographic Experience Introduction Chinese families are highly misunderstood and stereotyped in the United States. It is important to understand a different culture before one makes the assumptions produced by these stereotypes. In order to find a better understanding about Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, one must do research on that countries heritage, traditions, and other customs before submerging one-self into a Chinese families home. I chose to experience and observe a Chinese family who was kind enough to let me be a guest in their home to share dinner....   [tags: stereotype, chinese culture]
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Chinese Political History - Chinese political history harkening back to dynastic rule recalls notions of a highly centralized government, a bloated and corrupt bureaucracy, and the limited power of commoners to significantly change their circumstances, much less how they are governed. With the introduction of political reforms in recent years meant to fortify local governance by allowing the Chinese people to elect officials, scholars have paid increased attention to the effectiveness of these local governments. In the readings I selected from Perry and Goldman (2007), this effectiveness of village-level local governments in relation to the central government, as well as the extent to which longstanding bureaucratic an...   [tags: Chinese History] 2557 words
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The History of Chinese Immigration - Many cities throughout the United States have a distinct neighborhood known as Chinatown. Chinatowns are ethnic enclaves, which are defined areas in a city with a high concentration of an ethnic group and thus a unique culture set apart from the larger city. To the inhabitants of the city, these ethnic enclaves may exist without much thought of the historical, or modern, reasons for their presence. However it is important to look at the reasons behind their existences and how these areas, like Chinatowns, relate to broader ethnic and race issues in the United States....   [tags: ethnic, culture, Chinese Americans, immigration]
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Chinese Influence and Expansion in Latin America - Chinese influence and expansion has reached Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past 10 years, the Chinese government has aggressively pursued a trade policy emphasizing a growth in Chinese manufactured imports and exports of Latin American raw materials. China’s focus is on exporting raw materials; such as soybeans, metals, and oil in exchange for a vast amount of Chinese manufactured goods. This aggressive push into the Latin American trade theater has provided exponential growth in the region....   [tags: chinese trade, latin america, chinese model]
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The Impact of the Chinese Revolution - The impact (or lack thereof) of the Chinese Revolution of 1911 is seen throughout Lu Xun’s stories. In particular the works “Diary of a Madman”, “A New Year’s Sacrifice” and “The True Story of Ah Q” provided evidence of changes (or lack thereof) the revolution brought to China. Focus in particular was paid to the topics of filial piety, female chasteness and Chinese conservatism, respectively in each story. “Diary of a Madman” was a condemnation of the overbearing authoritarian nature of the Confucian virtue of filial piety, a respect for one’s parents and ancestors that often includes cannibalism, one of the four virtues found in the Sìzì....   [tags: chinese revolution, lu xun, china] 1014 words
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How Chinese Students Are Cheating To Get Into U.S. -   This fall, Peter Li will join an exodus of Chinese students boarding planes for the flourishing campuses of American colleges to start his new life there.   Li, currently a high school student in Shanghai, will be enrolling the WESL program at Western Illinois University to improve his English before pursue a bachelor degree there. But like many other Chinese students who don’t speak English fluently, Li might not have been accepted without a little help.   The 18-year-old and his parents hired an education agent in China to “elaborate” on the essay he submitted as part of his application. “Actually, the agency helped my application with both forged transcripts and fake essays,” he says....   [tags: Chinese Students] 535 words
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My Internet Post: A Sumary of The Current Chinese Government - First (and only?) post. Or i’m in the wrong place. My summary: China is currently ruled by a group of nine autocrats, who reached this position through personal connections. They were not elected in a competitive election. Their formal power comes from their positions in the Politburo, which is also an elite group of individuals. The politburo controls the Military Affairs Commission, the National Peoples Congress, and the State Council. The MAC is ANOTHER group of elite individuals (pattern?) who “control” the PLA, along with its nukes....   [tags: Chinese Government] 592 words
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Macau: A Mixture of Portuguese and Chinese Culture - Macau, A city with a mixture of Portuguese and Chinese culture also known as the first and last European colony in Asia. It is located on the south-east coast of China. Macau is a largest unique destination with a stunning nature in the world. It is a place to find the traditional Chinese culture while enjoying the exotic overwhelming Portuguese buildings. Macau, the name itself describes it as a city of temples which was the shrine dedicated to Mazu, a sacred goddess. Mostly visitors conclude that it is a location that suits tourists as it is a beautiful city....   [tags: tourists, Chinese, gambling] 772 words
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Chinese Media and Starbucks High Prices - Research question: Is Starbucks high pricing strategy the appropriate positioning in the Chinese market. Introduction Starbucks is the largest American company. It has about 20,900 shops all over the world. Starbucks it’s a company that its main purpose isn’t to sell their coffee, instead, Starbucks tries to sell the essence of “feeling at home”. The company is facing legal issues with china due to their increasing prices on every single product. Chinese media is harshly criticizing Starbucks for its prices....   [tags: chinese market, coffee, quality]
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Chinese Traditional Culture - Sarah Smith Civilizations of Asia Dr. Kruse 2/22/14 Chinese Traditional Culture What is Chinese traditional culture like today from what it used to be. Where the Chinese we know today is very different from what they used to be. In today’s time, Chinese culture has changed over the years quite a bit from “Spring Moon” to now. A lot of their beliefs and morals come from Confucianism as it does in “Spring Moon”. The main points of this paper are Confucianism, characteristics, tradition, culture and modern life of the Chinese....   [tags: Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese]
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Traditional Chinese Medicine - One important aspect of Chinese culture is Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM. Chinese medicine has been around for quite awhile, and is still around today. In the United States, we see it as acupuncture and massage. TCM is still widely popular in its home country where it is still practiced as it was a few centuries ago. Chinese medicine is evolving to our modern day times, but it is keeping close ties to its roots. Chinese medicine is also becoming more affluent in different parts of the globe....   [tags: chinese culture, traditional medicine]
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Ancient Chinese Civilization - China has had many changes throughout its history. China unlike many other countries had the opportunity to grow with minimal outside interference. Due to this they created unique Chinese philosophy, writing, and government. There are two other countries that China greatly influenced. These countries are Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. China was one of the few countries in the world that grew with minimal interference from its outside neighbors. The reason for this is due to China’s geography. One of the most important and unique items to come from this isolation is China’s writing system....   [tags: Ancient Chinese History]
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Chinese Music - Chinese music is described as a unique form of art. Even today, the Modern Chinese music has a Western Modern Music style. The music has it's own characteristics and is very much distinct. History Chinese music dates back to 1000 BC. A man named Ling Lun created the first of the musical instruments in China. Ling Lun developed a set of 60 bells. From these bells, he created a mathematical method for creating pitch pipes to tune the bells. One of the first instruments created was a bamboo pipe. Composers and philosophers idea behind this music was to calm and relax people from the calming sounds....   [tags: Chinese Music, China, Music,] 642 words
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Anti-Chinese Sentiment in 19th Century American Society - One of the most appalling practices in history, lynching - the extrajudicial hanging of a person accused of a crime - was commonplace in American society less than 100 years ago. The word often conjures up horrifying images of African Americans hanged from lampposts or trees. However, what many do not know is that while African Americans certainly suffered enormously at the hands of a white majority, they were not the only victims of this practice. In fact, the victims of the largest mass lynching in American history were Chinese (Johnson)....   [tags: chinese immigrants, lynching, chinatown ]
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Ancient Chinese Civilization - A significant part of the ancient Chinese civilization was that it shared a common background that is longer than any other ethnic group on Earth. China mostly isolated and unknown to the outside world, was quietly progressing at a rate greater than or equal to other notable civilizations of the prehistoric world. China was composed of several dynasties. The dynastic cycle played a definitive role in the successions of Chinese empires. Each era’s achievements and failures influenced the next. The combined contributions from all the regimes, not only led to the success and progress of China, but defined it as well....   [tags: dynasties, China, technology, Chinese culture] 898 words
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Chinese Taboo: Postpartum Recovery - Chinese Taboo: Postpartum Recovery In Asian countries and some parts of Europe, people still practice postpartum recovery, based on the ground that post pregnancy recovery would help new mothers recover from exhausted state and promote breast milk. According to Yin and Yang theory in Chinese medicine, a month’s of rest and strictly nutritious diets is beneficial for new mothers to keep their Yin and Yang balance. In this paper, I am going to introduce how Chinese postpartum recovery processes in terms of diets, taboos, and popularities to arouse the significance of postpartum recovery....   [tags: zuo yue zi, diets, Yin and Yang, Chinese medicine]
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Acupuncture: The History and Practice of the Holistic Ancient Chinese Medicine - Ancient China was very well known for its universal inventions, with many uses in the modern world. Those inventions have vastly impacted the lives of thousands of people. One example of such a discovery is acupuncture. It has greatly improved the health of many individuals ever since its creation. Acupuncture is a form of holistic Ancient Chinese medicine. It is the technique of inserting and maneuvering fine filiform needles into specific areas of the body as pain relievers or for remedial purposes....   [tags: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, ] 659 words
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Analysis of the First Chinese Civil War - ... The outcome of the Civil War would not have been won by the CCP if it weren’t for the leadership of Mao, however, the first civil war was not as successful. To have advantage Mao forged strong bonds with 3 million peasants in Jiangxi with the CCP. This led up to the peasants responding well to the peasant-based revolutionary program increasing the amount in the military and making the guerilla warfare possible for the CCP. The KMT had the opposite effect. Where as Mao states that “The peasants are the sea: we are the fish....   [tags: chiang kai-shek, china, chinese revolution] 678 words
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Chinese - This essay will explore how Classical Chinese literature written during the Ming Dynasty illustrates the social role that women played in the traditional Chinese marriage. Issues and traditions that greatly affected women`s roles in the family and society included lineage, male dominance, families position in society, grounds and repercussions for divorce. In the vernacular short story ``The Shrew: Sharp Tongued Ts`ui-lien``, anonymous is a story in the collection Vernacular Short Stories from the Clear and Peaceful Studio (Qingping shantung heaven) which was writing during the Ming dynasty, the main character Ts`uilien, exemplifies a woman in this time period, subject to its rules and socie...   [tags: Classical Chinese Literature, Ming Dynasty] 2484 words
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Chinese Exclusion Act and Immigration Problems in the United States - In 1882 the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress. This act exiled Chinese laborers from arriving in the United States. This was the first time ever that a specific ethnicity was banned from immigrating to the U.S.A. Racism against the Chinese was strong, so the ban remained for ten years, but was eventually made “permanent”. However, China soon became a war ally in World War II, so the ban was repealed in 1943. There are many issues concerning immigration and racism that still plague the United States today....   [tags: Chinese Exclusion Act, Immigration, USA, discrimin] 1520 words
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Stories were invented a by people at the dawn of civilization for many reasons. Some stories were invented to tell history, some to show patterns. In the book "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" they discover what stories can do to them, and how powerful they are. In the book the Communists ban literature so the people lose there individualism so the government can have complete control of the nation. Stories told to show the past are important because they make people remember the past so they don't repeat it....   [tags: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress] 351 words
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Incorporating Family Involvement with Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Chinese Americans in Elementary Schools - Cultural diversity has been a major issue of concern for several decades, and it has affected institutions of learning, where facilitators have to balance the family and school involvement in enhancing learning. Establishing a meaningful environment for students with diverse backgrounds enhances positive performance in their academic, personal, and professional objectives. A healthy relationship with family members involves identifying the needs of each family’s cultural stand; this is because a culture may play a major role in defining a family’s responsiveness to a school’s involvement....   [tags: chinese americans, cultural diversity] 2264 words
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Chinese Proverbs During the Time of Ancient China - Proverbs are common sayings that are used to illustrate a point to give advice to people on how to live. Chinese proverbs are the common sayings that are used during the time of ancient China. They have existed for thousands of years. According to Chinese Proverb Stories, a website that describes the different kinds of proverbs, "Historical Chinese proverbs are used to illustrate a point, describe a legendary figure, or describe a historical event" (chineseproverbstories.com). Many of these proverbs derived from ancient literature....   [tags: zhang yong, lao tzu, proverbs, chinese culture]
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Balzac And The Chinese Seamstress - Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress What is the ironic result in his success in making the Little Seamstress more Sophisticated. What does this suggest about attempting to change others to ones beliefs or desires. Communism came to power in China in the year 1949 and was dictated by Mao Zedong, who later ordered for all educated men and women of China to be reeducated in the countryside. Lou and the narrator were just two of many thousands to be sent off to be reeducated. Lou and the narrator then meet the Little Chinese Seamstress, and Lou, as well as the narrator to an extend fall in love with her....   [tags: Chinese Seamstress China] 974 words
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Ancient Chinese Fashion - Missing Figures Introduction Ancient China had a different style of clothes than the United States. The clothes worn all depended on which the dynasty or year they were in. Chinese people always took in the styles, which they were supposed to wear very quickly, although the dynasties changed. In many ways the items they wore had a connection with demons and/or evil spirits. The Ancient Chinese had a very unique sense of style. Clothes Clothing embroided the harmonious relationship between nature and people....   [tags: Chinese History] 1128 words
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Taoism in Chinese Culture - Taoism in Chinese Culture Taoism, known as “The Way,” can be categorized as both a Chinese philosophy and a religion. Taoists believe in accepting and yielding to the ways of life, complementing nature and being by internalizing their goals rather than worshipping a god externally. Taoism, in its metaphysical and philosophical nature, is much like Confucianism, but the ideal interests of the two religions are contrasting. Confucianism was formulated during a time of war and relies heavily upon a moral and political system that fashioned society and the Chinese empire, while Taoism correlates to a time of peace and honors spiritual and metaphysical preoccupation (Taoism 2)....   [tags: Taoism Chinese Culture Tao]
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Chinese Violation of the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - In this day and age, society operates in constant threat of terrorism, war, and nuclear fallout; the rapid growth of international militaristic power contributes to the ever-present fear in the back of all of our minds. None of us can go through the day without hearing a newscaster or radio personality talking about the growing threat that Iran or Afghanistan or North Korea poses to the global community, but there is one State that we hear of. This threat works in a much vaster environment, and shrouds itself in cloaks of secrecy and deception – China....   [tags: International Politics, Chinese Nuclear Program] 1025 words
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The Structure of Chinese Language and Ontological Insights - The Structure of Chinese Language and Ontological Insights ABSTRACT: Through a comparative analysis of the Chinese language, this paper discusses how the structure and functions of a natural language would bear upon the ways in which some philosophical problems are posed and some ontological insights are shaped. By this case analysis, the aim of this paper is to contribute to the elucidation of the relation between language and philosophy in this regard. 1. Introduction Through a comparative case analysis regarding the Chinese language, this paper discusses how the structure and functions of a natural language would bear upon the ways in which some philosophical problems are posed and som...   [tags: China Chinese Language Essays] 5656 words
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Push and Pull Factors for Chinese Immigrants - Push and Pull Factors for Chinese Immigrants In many cases throughout America’s history immigrants have settled here for many different reasons. In conclusion these reasons were known as push and pull factors. Push factors are factors that repel migrants from their country. And pull factors are factors that attract migrants to move. In my main immigrant group which is the Chinese, there were several push and pull factors that I will be mentioning. First, some of the push factors that were included in my group were the fact that there were a lot of disasters....   [tags: Immigration China Chinese] 1045 words
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What is the Relationship Between the Formation of a Modern Chinese Identity and the War of Resistance Against Japan? - From September 18th, 1931, the date of undeclared Japanese invasion into Manchuria, to August 14th, 1945 marking the end of the War of Resistance, China experienced unprecedented suffering and loss in its struggle for survival. Throughout this time, social, economic, and political conditions underwent severe changes. In the eyes of the world, the Japanese committed sins beyond repentance, and half a century later, no development is evident in this respect. Yet, the War of Resistance gave rise to an invaluable aspect of Chinese culture that defines the nation today....   [tags: Chinese history, culture, politics]
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The Chinese Cultural Revolution - The Chinese Cultural Revolution The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, beginning as a campaign targeted at removing Chairman Mao Zedong's political opponents, was a time when practically every aspect of Chinese society was in pandemonium. From 1966 through 1969, Mao encouraged revolutionary committees, including the red guards, to take power from the Chinese Communist party authorities of the state. The Red Guards, the majority being young adults, rose up against their teachers, parents, and neighbors....   [tags: China History Chinese Red Guards Essays]
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Chinese Immigration - In many aspects, the motivations for the Chinese to come to the United States were similar to those of most immigrants. Some came to "The Gold Mountain," and others came to the United States to seek better economic opportunity. Yet there were others that were compelled to leave China either as contract laborers or refugees. The Chinese brought with them their language, culture, social institutions, and customs. Over time they made lasting contributions to their adopted country and became a vital part of the United States population (Immigration Station)....   [tags: Anti-Chinese Immigration Policy]
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Chinese Women - Chinese Women Traditional Chinese society was patriarchal, patrilineal, and patrilocal. In this male dominated society, sons were preferred to daughters, and women were expected to be subordinate to their fathers, husbands, and sons. Because marriages were arranged, young women and men had virtually no voice in the decisions on their marriage partner, resulting in loveless marriages. Once married, it was the woman who left her family and community and went to live with her husband’s family, where she was subordinate to her mother-in-law....   [tags: China Chinese Culture Essays] 1419 words
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Chinese Kinship Systems - Chinese Kinship Systems Works Cited Missing It would be impossible to disagree with the statement that “Chinese kinship is based on male predominance”. In fact this statement may even be under-emphasizing the control and absolute power that males wield across all levels of Chinese society. Of course, where their power initially comes from though, is through the family or termed differently the “jia”. It is this extended or ideal family that cultivates the consistent patrilineal form of control/descent and dictates that residence in said “jia” is primarily patrilocal....   [tags: China Chinese Kin Kinship Essays] 3261 words
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The Chinese in Kolkata - The bond between the Chinese and their motherland is very close and strong. They don’t leave their country unless the situation forces them to do so. The calm, laborious above all a follower of harmony in life, the Chinese would not probably seek refuge in another country if China had not been stirred by political upheavals like Opium Wars (1899-1901), First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1945) and the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901). The exodus began and the peaceful and painstaking Chinese fled their country following the Silk Route – the major avenue of international trade from China to Mediterranean Sea – and reached India, though the Chinese had begun their trip to India since the 2nd century....   [tags: nationalism, cultural pride] 2866 words
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The Chinese Immigration - During the early 1850s to late 1990s, the United States experienced an enormous rush of Asian immigration from various countries such as China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. For most of these immigrants, they traveled far and wide on dangerous journeys out at sea and away from their homeland of origin in order to escape the horrors of tyranny, discover wealth during the California gold rush, and create new opportunities of a better life for their families and future descendants. Countless bodies were lost at sea and many more of these immigrants died from starvation and disease....   [tags: China, japan, korea, vietnam]
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Chinese Influence on Japan and Korea - The country of China is one of the largest countries in the world. Because of its size and closeness to other countries and cultures, there is a large chance that other countries around it, before today, had been influenced by the culture of this civilization and adopted some of the culture into their own. The language of the Chinese civilization may be one of the more prevalent adaptations for the other cultures surrounding China; although it is likely that there has been more of an adaptation towards the language within Japan and Korea....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Business Ethics and the Chinese Market - I believe that standard business ethics cannot be possible internationally. Culture varies from society to society. The change in culture varies due to various reasons it depends on economic and legal factors. Political and legal factors play a vital role and that differentiate from one culture to another that is why I believe that business ethics can never be universal. Considering the example of China where government put a check on online information. Google has a big concern over the Chinese market because many web pages were blocked within that region....   [tags: Business Ethics Essays]
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Chinese Christians in the US - Chinese Christians in the US are a minority group which has been assimilated into the cultural diversity of America. This group depicts the integration of various groups into the American community and dominant way of life. This group has shown high levels of adaptation as shown by their operations in the US. Though the Chinese living in China were poorly informed on Christianity, they adopted Christian as their religion which differentiated from the others in China. Although group retained most of the Chinese identity or culture, their Christianity identity adopted in the US came out clearly making them important part of the American society....   [tags: Subcultures]
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Chinese Immigrants in the United States -     More than three hundred thousand youths are destined to be unlawful settlers in the United States. Despite the outside citizenship and unlawful status of the guardian, the official extension of the United States government consequently perceives these kids as United States citizens upon conception. The same is valid for kids destined to vacationers and different outsiders who are available in the United States in a legitimate yet makeshift status. Since substantial-scale tourism and mass unlawful migration are late phenomena, it is indistinct for to what extent the United States government has taken after this practice of programmed "bequest citizenship" without respect to the span or l...   [tags: citizenship, illegal aliens]
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The Modernization of Chinese Opera - The topic of investigation is to determine whether the modernizations of Chinese operas justifiably portrayed China. The investigation will focus on Chinese operas from 1949-1976 and the government’s involvement during the Culture Revolution. Mao’s motivations to reform China are considered within this investigation and the relation between are explored. The two main sources selected for evaluation, Chinese Perspectives in Rhetoric and Communication by D. Ray Heisey and Red Azalea written by Anchee Min, will be evaluated for their origins, purposes, limitations, and values....   [tags: Culture ]
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Comparing Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine - Whether it’s pneumonia, chickenpox, or the common cold, illness is a familiar occurrence worldwide. What is not familiar, however, is how different regions of the world and different people groups approach the processes of healing and curing. “Healing may be operationally defined as the personal experience of the transcendence of suffering,” (Egnew, T.R., 2005) whereas curing is listed as the “restoration to health” in Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. There is a very fine line between these two terms, but two distinct philosophies, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese, approach the healing and curing of disease in very unique ways....   [tags: Healing, Curing, Herbal Remedies]
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The Consequences of Chinese Education - “This world is terrible. My life is awful. I’m exhausted. I want to give up!” In China, you can always hear this sentence shouted out by Chinese children’s mouths at anywhere and anytime. Chinese children receive too much stress from both their parents and schools. The education in China is basically named “exam-oriented education.” It means it only pay attention on the results, and keep on throwing the knowledge into the children’s minds, but it doesn’t care if the children truly understand or not....   [tags: exam-oriented education]
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Stereotypes in "American Born Chinese" - All women are too sensitive. All Mexicans are illegal immigrants. If you’re from the South, then you are ignorant. Most people have heard at least one of these stereotypes pertaining to a certain group. Some people believe them whilst others do not. American Born Chinese illustrates three stories depicting the custom of stereotypes surrounding society: “The Monkey King”, the story of Monkey King’s thirst for infinite power, and his quest for atonement; “Jin Wang”, the story an awkward boy who tries to “fit in” the community around from but constantly fails; and “Danny”, the story about a high schooler who feels uncomfortable by his stereotypically negative Chinese cousin Chin-Kee....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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Chinese Immigrants in America - After the first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in the United States in the early 1840s during the California Gold Rush, many Chinese people continued to travel across the Pacific, escaping poor conditions in China with hopes and ambitions for a better life in America. Many more Chinese immigrants began arriving into the 1860s on the Pacific coast for work in other areas such as the railroad industry. The immigrants noticed an increasing demand for their labor because of their readiness to work for low wages....   [tags: immigration essays]
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Strong Chinese Women in Film - 1. Introduction In Confucian thought, women had their purpose beside their men or within their households as mothers. However, the legend of Hua Mulan precedes Confucius. Mulan’s story had inspired early Chinese Feminists such as Qiu Ji to go against the society built to keep her space as a woman separate from the rest of the world. In modern times, Fa Mulan (from Disney) added more diversity to the usual Disney Princesses and gave westerners an image of Chinese culture. The Disney film about Fa Mulan and the live action film about Hua Mulan by Jingle Ma ultimately chronicle the journey of Mulan and her service in the military but the films will have significant differences because of the di...   [tags: Character Analysis]
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The Unwavering Chinese Traditions - The Chinese Filipino Community has been part of the Philippine community since the early 1900’s. Philippines has become their home since the Spanish colonial era, which is, for many Chinese Filipino about 3 to 4 generations ago. Considering this fact, many Chinese Filipinos living in this country has been born and raised here, thus, making this country the only home they know of. There are about 1.5% Chinese Filipinos in the Philippine’s overall population count and many from these Chinese Filipinos can be found in Binondo or in what people fondly calls Chinatown....   [tags: Filipino Culture, Family-based] 1101 words
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The Chinese Room Argument - John Searle formulated the Chinese Room Argument in the early 80’s as an attempt to prove that computers are not cognitive operating systems. In short though the immergence of artificial and computational systems has rapidly increased the infinite possibility of knowledge, Searle uses the Chinese room argument to shown that computers are not cognitively independent. John Searle developed two areas of thought concerning the independent cognition of computers. These ideas included the definition of a weak AI and a strong AI....   [tags: Computer Science]
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Superiority of Chinese Mothers - The author, Amy Chua, portrays her opinionated argument that Chinese children are more Why Chinese Mothers are Superior Why Chinese Mothers are Superior successful because of the way they are brought up in her article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior (2011)”. This theme is important because it compares and contrasts the tactics of Chinese mothers to Western mothers to strive for their children to be successful. This paper describes the three key arguments Chau (2011) ties into Ed124 and why Chinese parents act the way they do towards their children....   [tags: culture, parenting, oriental culture]
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Chinese Buddhist Miracle Stories - As the Han Empire fell into disarray, so did the Confucian ideological framework. The significance and importance of the supernatural and nether world heightened as scholars and intellectuals began to raise their interest towards the new explanations. This newly formed interest resulted in the creation of indigenous Chinese tales, often with unusual and extraordinary storylines. At the same time, this “new philosophical inquiry” sparked off Buddhism’s influence. As Buddhism spread throughout the country, many foreign Buddhist literatures were translated where most of these tales and stories were of didactic nature....   [tags: Buddhism] 1067 words
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