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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 societal norms, who rebels against tradition and is forced to deal with the repercussions of doing so....   [tags: Classical Chinese Literature, Ming Dynasty] 2484 words
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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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The Chinese Dynasties - ... Emperor Taizong’s reign has been distinguished as the "Prosperity of Zhenguan". During this time political precariousness ended after conquering the Mongolian area. During Taizong’s reign, the organization of the administration was attained by appointing wise counselors, which ended corruption in the government. The transportation system was enhanced, by connecting country roads and waterways. There were also reforms in agriculture, commerce and industries. The production of rice increased with new systems and the introduction of the equal allotment of land system to the male population....   [tags: Chinese History, Dynasties] 1255 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 and cultural norms from earlier times are still present in the existing system, are both prominent themes in each of the articles....   [tags: Chinese History] 2557 words
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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 Chinese Exclusion Act - ... These extant immigrants were forced to live in what were essentially ghettoes. While they were already formed communities, and they were not fully policed in any manner, these “Chinatowns” were poorly maintained, generally lawless places. Chinese children were rarely taught traditional culture, and due to this lack of interest from the children, the fear of the parents, and the stigmas of the white culture around them, Chinese no longer remained truly Chinese. While the Chinese were kept out, other Asian groups wre stilled allowed in the United States....   [tags: politics, chinese exclusion act]
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Chinese Traditional Culture - ... Additionally, Chinese traditional culture believes the ethics, loyalty, probity and shame are very important. Ethics deals with human relationships it’s the most important. Loyalty is the important criterion in relationship. Probity is do not hide shortcomings and mistakes. Shame and you should have a since of shame (Guan). In the book “Spring Moon” I show managing the family because the whole family lives in the house of Chang (Lord 13) Tradition Chinese traditional culture is historical accumulation of thousands of years and cultural sediment....   [tags: Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese]
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Traditional Chinese Medicine - ... Once your qi is blocked, you will experience a multitude of ailments. This is where acupuncture comes into play. TCM doctors lie you down on a table and then proceed to stick thin needles into your body where the meridians lie. By doing this, your qi will be unblocked and your symptoms and will quickly dissipate. Another common remedy are herbal concoctions, mixtures of different plants and animals to cure your ailment. Most herbal remedies consist of a chief, deputy, assistant, and an envoy (Schoenbeck 2035)....   [tags: chinese culture, traditional medicine]
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Ethnographic Experience with Chinese - ... They provided a shoe rack where everyone already placed their shoes. I took mine off and placed them on the rack. After greeting me, the mother and daughter disappeared into the kitchen. The father guided me to the dining table and explained that dinner was almost ready. We sat at a round table that had a large wall hanging of Buddha. The daughter brought out some tea which she served first to her father and then me. The daughter went back to the kitchen. After a few minutes the mother and daughter emerged carrying large plates of food....   [tags: stereotype, chinese culture]
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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 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 Culture - Chinese Culture China has about five thousand years history which is a very long period of time. Also, the Chinese civilization was growing with these periods of time and it will continues greater than ever. Many wars and unhappinesses were happening during this period. Although, the time has passed, the histories and the civilizations have not passed. These family virtues, serious, working attitudes, sense of justice and the great Confucian tradition have been deeply assimilated into the Chinese people....   [tags: Confucian Tradition Chinese People] 850 words
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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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Ancient Chinese Civilization - ... They learned vast amount from this form of government, each reign modified its structure accordingly, ranging from very strict to almost a hands-off approach. It was not replaced with any other form government; it simply evolved into what was suitable for each period. As the country expanded and became too vast for one man to rule, a feudal system was created, similar to the ones in ancient Europe. The aristocrats and bureaucrats, appointed by loyalty, hereditary right, or selected through civil service exams, oversaw and enforced the Emperor’s rule on the territories they were assigned....   [tags: dynasties, China, technology, Chinese culture] 825 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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Chinese Media and Starbucks High Prices - ... By Starbucks opening a store on China, they are lowering their expenses. Even though my findings prove that Starbucks in china is cheaper than in the United States, according to (appendix B) the income statement of the company, we can observe how Starbucks during the past few years has been increasing its sales but at the same time decreasing its profit gained. This could be a result of a higher cost in the production of the product. According to (appendix C) Starbucks has a very unique strength; it is a global known company, which means that it is doing a great job by satisfying costumer’s needs and wants all over the world....   [tags: chinese market, coffee, quality]
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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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Chinese Taboo: Postpartum Recovery - ... For instance, during confinement, reading books and watching videos on electronic devices are not allowed. According to Chinese medicinal theories, after women's childbirth, their liver Chi is weak. Liver is linked with eyes, which further causes the weakness of eyesights (Xifu, 2012). What's more, women are supposed to lie on a bed rather than stand, sit, and move around. Some women complain of the confinement, but they have to bear those rules for being afraid of getting sick in the future....   [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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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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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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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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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 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 some ontological insights are shaped....   [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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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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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 - Chinese Immigration Every person who lives in America is either an immigrant or a descendant of an immigrant. Though we may not consider it, it is a fact that everyone here has come from some other place. The majority of immigrants have come to America voluntarily. Seeking a change they envisioned America as country thriving with different opportunities. For the immigrants it was a chance at a better life, not only for themselves, but for their children. It is estimated that over sixty million people have immigrated to America and it is this immigration that has built America into a "melting pot." America is a country thriving with varies ethnic, cultural, religious, and economic identities....   [tags: essays research papers] 1741 words
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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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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a very complex book with many hidden and double meanings. The book is based on the Little Seamstress and how she reacts to many aspects of life. Although she was introduced later in the novel, she is one of the main characters. The purpose of the seamstress in the story is that she is the main reason why Luo and the narrator wake up in the morning. Almost everything they do revolves around her and Dai Sijie makes this very apparent throughout the novel....   [tags: Balzac Litter Chinese Seamstress Sijie Essays] 1701 words
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The Chinese in Kolkata - ... Built in 1908 it is the smallest but most elegant of the six Chinese Temples of Tiretta Bazzar. Like Sea IP Chinese Church this church also has a similar set of ancient weapons, images and statues of Chinese gods and goddesses. At the crossing of Damzen & Blackburn Lane is Choonghee Dong Thien Haue Church but considering its dilapidated condition local people advised us not to try a stroll inside. Sources confirm that it has several idols and antique pieces but not well maintained, even the beautiful mosaic floor has been badly damaged owing to negligence....   [tags: nationalism, cultural pride] 2866 words
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Chinese Religion - Chinese Religion The region of China is extensive and profound. “In China lay people did not belong to an institutionalized sect, nor did their religious life have anything to do with signing articles of faint. Religion in China was so woven into the broad fabric of family and social life that there was not even a special word for it until modern times, when one was coined to match the Western term” (Thompson, 1). In China, Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism are all blended. In the earliest period, Shang Dynasty (2000 BC), people in China had worshipped a lot of different gods (polytheism) such as weather god, river god....   [tags: Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism] 2856 words
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Chinese Writing - ... 2. 你有多常在中文書寫中使用廣東話. A- 從未 (2) B- 很少 (12) C- 經常 (14) D- 總是 (3) Question 2 asked about how often the answerers used written Cantonese. It can be seen in the chart that about 45% of the respondents indicated that they usually employed Cantonese in their written Chinese. Nearly 40% seldom applied written Cantonese. Only 10% and 6% reported the highest frequency of and no use of Cantonese in written Chinese respectively. 3. 你有多常看見其他人在中文書寫中使用廣東話. A- 從未 (0) B- 很少 (3) C- 經常 (23) D- 總是 (5) This question aimed to achieve a wider view of the topic through the observation of the responders, all of which have noticed written Cantonese in others’ texts....   [tags: Cantonese, Hong Kong, language, China]
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Chinese Renaissance - ... Chuang-Tzus discussion of the Dao focused on how to transcend individual human points of view and view humans as part of the universe, following the same rules as the rest of the universe, the Dao/Tao. The universe would to them become an undifferentiated whole that was unnamable, because naming would again make distinctions between things. “The sage, for Zhuang Zi, was one who achieved the stage of forgetting all knowledge distinctions between things. This differed from ignorance or possessing no knowledge to begin with, because it was a conscious, enlightened decision, a move to consciously align with the rest of the world....   [tags: Daoism, Chuang-Tzu, literature, culture, China]
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Chinese Religions - Confucianism was taught as a way of life by Confucius in the 5th - 6th century BC. The Chinese cultures have been following the Confucianism ways for more than two millennia. It’s formation has been accredited to K’ung Fu-Tzu “master king” over the years. Confucius considered himself a transmitter. He described himself as attempting to consciously understand the meaning of the past therefore bringing back vitality into seemingly outmoded rituals. Confucius was a lover of antiquity which motivated his strong desire to understand why certain rituals and ways were such as: ancestral cult, the reverence for heaven and the mourning ceremonies which had survived for centuries....   [tags: Religion]
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Chinese Americans - Chinese Americans The focus of our group project is on Chinese Americans. We studied various aspects of their lives and the preservation of their culture in America. The Chinese American population is continually growing. In fact, in 1990, they were the largest group of Asians in the United States (Min 58). But living in America and adjusting to a new way of life is not easy. Many Chinese Americans have faced and continue to face much conflict between their Chinese and American identities....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Negotiating with Chinese - Negotiating with Chinese Introduction When a company want to establish in China they have to follow some unwritten rules based on the cultural development China´s. You cannot come to China and doing business as you know it from Germany. That will not work. The chinese people will misunderstand you. In this assay I will give some informations about chinese negotiating methods and how western people can manage it, where they have to be careful. I chose this topic because in my opinion this is very important for doing business in China where you can see heavily the cultural differences between China and western countries....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 2990 words
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Chinese Prostitution - In 1850, only 7 Chinese women were in San Francisco compared to the 4,018 Chinese men. These lows numbers could’ve been because Chinese men were afraid to bring their wives and raise families in a place full of racial violence. The growing anti-Chinese sentiment and few labor opportunities reduced the chances for entry of Chinese women. The few women in San Francisco’s Chinatown basically turned Chinatown into a bachelor’s society. Many men went to brothel houses to release their sexual tensions, thus increasing the demands and values of prostitution....   [tags: essays research papers] 1442 words
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Chinese Immigrants - Chinese Immigrants lived in really poor conditions. Small rooms were packed full of 20 to 30 immigrants. Rats and mice were everywhere, and catching diseases were often and deadly. Since there were no good vaccinations, many died from diseases caught from their workers. Sometimes the dirt would be inches high. Living in these conditions would be very harsh, yet still more and more immigrants from China came to mine and work on the railroad. The Chinese played a very important, yet dangerous job building the railroads....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Chinese Americans - The Lost Ones – Young Chinese Americans Due to harsh immigration laws, in American history, Chinese have often relied on illegal means of entering the United States. For example, in 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act (Chinese Exclusion Act, Documents on Anti-Chinese Immigration Policy.) was passed, the first and only act that restricted immigration from one particular ethnicity. This act restricted immigration of Chinese labourers. In 1888, this act was extended to all Chinese immigrants except for officials, teachers, students, tourists, and merchants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Chinese culture - Socialization ------ American Born Chinese Children under Chinese Culture According to the American Heritage Dictionary, socialization is “the process of learning interpersonal and interactional skills that are in conformity with the values of one's society” (American Heritage). It is a process of learning culture. During socialization, children will acquire attitudes, norms, values, behaviors, personalities, etc. within agencies of socialization, which were described as “Agencies of socialization are structured groups or contexts within which significant processes of socialization occur.” according to the sociology terminology (Gidden 1)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1206 words
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Chinese art - Chinese Art The Chinese culture is a very interesting topic to learn about. They have many beliefs, customs and traditions that make them unique. Art was very important to the Chinese culture. It was a way to express or symbolize emotions. The Chinese display many different styles as well as techniques to express who they truly are and believe. Art began in China in stone structures. Large carvings were carried out by families rather than one particular person. Throughout the years, Chinese art has evolved into carvings, weavings, ceramics, wall paintings, silk paintings, sculpture, and a technique known as origami....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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Chinese Mythology - Mythology is a collection of myths or the study of ancient traditional stories of gods or heroes, giving an explanation to an unexplained event. For Plato, the fist known user of the term, muthologia meant know more than the telling of stories (Kirk 8). Mythology is an important aspect to the world, today. Through the study of myths help us develop an idea of what the cultures were like. It includes hints that exhibit how they lived their lives. Myth is its serious purpose and its importance to the culture (Lansford 1)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1701 words
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Chinese Culture - Chinese Culture Last week, I watched a programme about China and Chinese culture. It was really an amazing program about an amazing country, China. Throughout this program, I could envision Chinavividly, with its people and culture. China, located in East Asia is the third largest country in the world in terms of area and the most populous nation, with a population of more than 1 billion, or nearly one-forth of the world's total population. After 1949, traditional Chinese culture was replaced by a new intended to serve the masses and help build socialism....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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Chinese Pottery - Chinese pottery The earliest Chinese pottery of which we have any records is the Neolithic ware from the river plains and loess highlands of north and north-west China. It was made between 5000 and 2000 B.C. and contains bowls, jars, pots and beakers of low-fires earthenware. This pots were not turned on a wheel but were buildt up by what is known as the Coil Method. That is, a long sausage of clay was wound carefully up into a coil shape and this coil was smoothed and patted by hand into the shape of a pot....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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The Chinese Revolution - As many other countries around the world China has its long history of a struggle for equality and prosperity against tyrants and dictatorships. The establishment of People’s Republic of China in 1949 seemed to have put an end to that struggle for a better life. “The Chinese people have stood up!” declared Mao Tse-tung, the chairman of China’s Communist Party (CPP) – a leading political force in the country for the time. The people were defined as a coalition of four social classes: the workers, the peasants, the petite bourgeoisie and the national-capitalists....   [tags: essays research papers] 768 words
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Chinese Culture - Throughout China's encased history it has developed much differently than western parts of the world. Chinese culture varies greatly compared to ours. These great differences between eastern culture and western culture make China a very interesting place. Some of the vast differences include literature, social structure, and government. The greatest difference is Chinese philosophy and way of thinking. China has developed a strict system of tradition that has given China great advantages and disadvantages....   [tags: essays research papers] 817 words
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Chinese Education - Chinese Education      The Education system in China although different than America’s has many good qualities. The view of Education in China has changed dramatically over the last forty years; it has gone from there being no real system to one that is held up to be one of the best in the world. In this paper I will go through the history of Chinese education and show how much it truly has changed. I will also look at how it is now and what China can expect for its future.      In 1949 The People’s Republic of China was formed by the Communist party....   [tags: China Educating School History Essays] 1786 words
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Chinese Footbinding - The ancient Chinese custom of footbinding caused severe life-long suffering for the Chinese women involved. When researching the subject of footbinding, one of the difficult things is finding factual knowledge written before the 20th century. Most of the historical data has been gathered from writings, drawings and photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries. Additionally, the research indicates that the historical documentation was mainly from missionary accounts and literature from various anti-footbinding societies....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Chinese Dynasties - Chinese Dynasties: 1. Shang: Also called Yin, dynasty that was China's earliest historically verifiable state 1766 B.C. to 1122 B.C. A. Reason's for Rise: Unlike the early accounts of history by the Chinese, there is archaeological evidence of the Shang, who built their cities in northern China around the eastern parts of the Yellow River. For this reason they are called the Yellow River civilization. They were a bronze age people; bronze-working seems to have entered China around 2000 BC (about one thousand years after its invention in Mesopotamia)....   [tags: essays research papers] 3138 words
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Chinese Footbinding - Chinese Footbinding In addressing the subject of footbinding, one primary difficulty becomes apparent - that much remains within the realm of the unknowable. Any factual knowledge about the practice may only be drawn from 19th- and 20th-century writings, drawings or photographs. In addition, many of these documents represent a distinctly Western point of view, as they are primarily composed of missionary accounts and the literature of the various anti -footbinding societies.[1] The historical origins of footbinding are frustratingly vague, although brief textual references suggest that small feet for women were preferred as early as the Han dynasty....   [tags: China Culture Cultural Essays]
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Chinese Mythology - Chinese Mythology At the start of every civilization many stories are told to explain life and how things began. Each culture portrays the beginning of life in a different way but are similar in many ways. The themes and gods may differ by name and physical features, but the part they play in creation are all too familiar in every myth. In Chinese mythology, the basic themes of revolve around the order from chaos theme of myths. Order from chaos can be defined as giving a basic explanation to how and why things are the way they are....   [tags: Papers] 1186 words
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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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Japanese and Chinese Culture - ... Japanese rice is short grain and becomes sticky when cooked. Most rice is sold as hakumai ("white rice"), with the outer portion of the grains polished away. Unpolished rice is considered less delectable by most people in Japan. Japan also produces an alcoholic beverage known as Sake which is also referred to in English as a form of rice wine. However, unlike true wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting the sugar naturally present in fruit, sake is made through a brewing process more like that of beer....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 1077 words
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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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Women and the Family in Chinese History - ... The groom usually wears a sash forming an "X" in front of him. Sometimes the "X" includes a giant bow or flower, though not in this picture.” In chapter 9 of her book, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, talks about foot binding and the pain that was imposed on little girls in achieving, what in ancient Chinese culture was considered the definition of an ideal women. The reason behind food biding is actually unknown. However the tradition began after the prince Li Yu saw a dancer that appeared with her tinny feet wrapped in silk....   [tags: China, foot binding, tradition, concubines, cuture]
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