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Forbidden Knowledge in Digging for China - Searching for Forbidden Knowledge in Digging for China In Richard Wilbur's poem, "Digging for China", he writes, " 'Far enough down is China,' somebody said. 'Dig deep enough and you might see the sky as clear as at the bottom of a well.'" (Lines 1-3) Wilbur was suggesting to his readers that if one looks at the world in a different way, they could find a totally different place. We can see this concept when we explore Wilbur's poem as a whole piece. He is talking about finding a paradise in one's backyard....   [tags: Digging for China] 938 words
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The History of the First Emperor of China - On March 29, 1974, a couple of workers were digging a water well on the east side of Mount Li outside of the city of Xi’an. The workers uncovered a single terracotta figure and called the government authorities who investigated the matter. Soon, government archeologists were sent to the site. The unearthed great clay army that has baffled modern day craftsmen, intrigued archeologists, and amazed the general public. Before this discovery, no one knew about the First Emperor of China. Forty years later, we know a good deal about his legacy....   [tags: great wall, china, babarians, ying zhen]
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The Conflict between China and Vietnam Over Territory - ... Apart from that, their foreign relation with Singapore has been impacted by an economic standpoint as the government has been informed that their company among others has been broken into as well as set on fire. Moreover, they demanded Vietnam to revive order before it gets worse and the financials of foreign countries gets impacted. This protests has been the largest the country has seen in many years. The protests are viewed as impetuous and fierce, but according to the CEO of one of the factories stated that the damage was partial and not as vulgar as portrayed....   [tags: anti-chinese protest, oil, US foreign relations] 601 words
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The Sky Village: A Sustainable Community in China - ... So each livestock within my village is sharable. We will grow some vegetable in the terrace. We never grow the vegetable obey the people’s wishes, we will totally obey to the plant’s growth characteristics and cycle. Such as we grow edible amaranth and loofah in the spring; grow Chinese cabbage and leaf mustard in the summer; grow eggplant and long beans in the fall; grow snow bean and Chinese green radish in the winter. In addition, we grow some vegetable which is fit for whole years to grow, such as watercress and potato....   [tags: recycle, drinking water, environment] 1336 words
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The Coming to Power of the Communists in China in 1949 - The Coming to Power of the Communists in China in 1949 The leadership of China at the beginning of the 20th Century was very different to how it is today. The Communists did not come to power without a long and bitter struggle against the many foes that came across their path between the time of their creation, in 1921, and their eventual success in 1949. The Double Tenth Revolution of 1911 overthrew the emperor of China, as he was only a child and could not contain the ever-depleting condition of the nation....   [tags: Papers] 1128 words
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Early Erectus Tools Found in China - Early Erectus Tools Found in China In the January/February issue of Archaeology magazine, the article "Early Homo erectus Tools in China" holds additional, yet questionable information about the foundations of the genus Homo. After recent findings of stone tools and animal bones at Renzidong (Renzi Cave) in Anhui Province, eastern China, Chinese scientists have concluded that Homo erectus may have been established there 400,000 years earlier than formerly believed, almost 2.25 million years ago....   [tags: essays papers]
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Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di’s Mausoleum - Qin Shi Haung Di was the first emperor of the Qin Empire in China during the 3rd century BCE. Born in 261 BCE, Haung inherited the throne from his father at the early age of 13 and showcased his ambitious spirit by unifying China and creating his empire (Swart 1984). While he is known mostly for building the Great Wall of China, he also left quite a legacy when it comes to his elaborate burial grounds. In 246 BCE, thirty-six years before his death in 210 BCE, Emperor Qin started planning the construction of his extravagant final resting place (Swart 1984)....   [tags: china, emperor mausoleum]
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One Child Policy - According to worldpopulationreview.com, China accounts for 19.3% of the world’s population currently, being the country with the largest population in the world of about 1,384,694,199 since the beginning of 2014. When The People’s Republic of China was formed in 1949, government officials and leaders analyzed current and future economic problems. They identified the population as one of them. In 1957, Mao proposed the idea of birth control and in 1979, the One Child Policy was officially implemented....   [tags: china, poverty, money, people]
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Digging For a Living - Digging For a Living In his poem "Digging," Seamus Heaney describes a unique relationship between a boy and his father. Their relationship closely relates to the one I have with my father. Throughout the poem, the poet's pen is contrasted with the father's spade, using each as a symbol of their vocation and background. Along the same lines, the relationship between my father and myself can be expressed through my keyboard and his pencil. Heaney's poem tells of a boy and his father who have different callings for their career....   [tags: Digging for Living] 528 words
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The Terracotta Army - ... While these two Emperors both had terracotta army’s there were vast difference between the two. From the size of the figurines to the amount of soldiers, to the differences of the items found in each tomb. Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (259-210BC) was responsible for unifying seven warring kingdoms into one ruling empire now considered China. What he is most noted for though, is his terracotta warriors made 2,200 years ago considered the “Eight Wonder of the World.” He spent his entire life looking for the key of immortality....   [tags: china, emperor qin shi huangdi] 715 words
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Government and Economics in China - Introduction China is one of the most populous countries of the world with over 1.3 billion people and covering a geographical area of about 9.6 million square kilometres. It lies on the eastern end of the large Asia continent and enjoys a remarkably long coastline. It has a large economy, given the large population and a wide array of natural resources especially mineral resources which are the backbone of its economy. With a well cultivated constitution that was put in place by the largest political party, the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has reforms underway aimed at closing the otherwise wide gap between the rich and the poor....   [tags: China]
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The Economic Rise of China - The economic rise of China during the past few years has had the greatest influence on my thinking, especially in respect to economics, finance, my personal values and social responsibility. I was born in Shanghai in the early 1980s when China’s economic reform just began and the nation opened its doors to the outside world. I can still recall the relatively low living standards during my childhood: televisions and vehicles were rare; people seldom dined out; a majority of commuters were on bicycles – there were no subways or highways, even in the biggest city in China....   [tags: China] 1059 words
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Democracy in Russia and China - As post-communist countries struggle to modernize and adopt a democratic regime, Russia and China each face obstacles unique to their own political and historical context. The main findings of this paper reveal that economic and political liberalism are closely linked and that economic liberalization facilitates democratization. Thus the shortage (rather than surplus) of economic liberalization has contributed to Russia’s deficit of democracy and has been one of the major obstacles of democratization for Russia....   [tags: China] 1570 words
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A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Mid-Term Break and Digging - A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Mid-Term Break and Digging I am comparing two poems by Seamus Heaney- `Mid-Term Break` and `Digging`. Both of the poems are written about his childhood and his family. The first poem I analysed was `Mid-Term Break`, where the simple and straight forward title `Break` caught my attention suggesting to me that this poem is going to be a positive experience, a break from work, a time to relax. The commencing stanza, the first line reads, ?I sat all morning in the college sick bay?, which has connotation of depression, illness and suffering suggested from the word `sick`....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Break Digging Poems Essays] 2070 words
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The 2010s - A lost, instead of blossoming decade for China? - The financial crisis in 2008, having resulted from a tremendous bubble in the real estate market as well as highly leveraged banks and governments, has now become a debt crisis and is still an important in political discussions worldwide. Numerous employees have lost their jobs, many companies went bankrupt; nevertheless, there seemed to be one country that stroke off all difficulties and continued growing at an outstanding rate. In 2009 China’s GDP grew by 9% (www.cia.gov), while all other economies faced severe recessions....   [tags: China]
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China’s New Nationalism - No one can deny from recent news that there has been a strong surge of Chinese nationalism, and that this nationalism has turned heads in the international community. The nationalism that the CCP has affected is taking on a life of its own. In its strategy of pragmatic nationalism, the CCP tried to blur the lines between love of country with love of the state and governing body. What has resulted is a whole new breed of nationalism that is very much independent of the Chinese Communist Party and in fact has caused the CCP great concern....   [tags: China] 1537 words
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China's Future Democracy - Thesis: In viewing China’s political background, as well as the current state of affairs, it is reasonable to predict that China will eventually become a democracy. History Looking back in history, one of the most dominant figures in Chinese politics in the 1930’s was Mao Zedong. Mao is very well known as the leader of the CCP as well as a dictator. Mao was inspired by revolutionary potential of peasantry and wanted to create a revolutionary strategy that would rely on their strength. During the First Five-Year Plan, a period between 1953 and 1957, some of the goals of the communist Chinese government were to increase heavy industrial production, collectivize light industry and retail enter...   [tags: China] 1837 words
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China’s Two-Class System: Urban and Rural - Roots To fully understand what I argue as the class distinction of the rural and the urban it is important to look at the roots of this separation and the history from the initial separation to the present. By looking at the history as it relates to the separation, it can be deducted that the urban people benefit from the hindrance of the rural population; A clear sign of Marxian class-system. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took power in 1949. From this time forward the changes in regional inequality match the phases of Chinese history remarkably well....   [tags: China]
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A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Poem Digging and The song of the old mother, by William Butler Yeats - I have looked at the poem 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney. The poem is about the poet digging into his past and appears to be a modest poem. The "nicking and slicing neatly" that Heaney says in his poem can also apply to the crafting of a poem. Heaney seems unhappy and distanced from his farming family roots however he shows a good amount of admiration for farming men. Heaney shows the skill and dignity of labour. The expertise is rather admired than the strength and the technique is very precisely explained....   [tags: Digging, The song of the old mother] 1328 words
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China’s Export-led Growth Model; Its Double Transition and Evolution in Future Years - China has benefited economically from its demographic transition as well as its urban-rural migration. However, these are not the only reasons for China’s economic success. Its economic growth focused governmental policies, its international political relations- such as joining the WTO- and a variety of other factors have also contributed to its achievements. The decrease of births and increase of deaths during the Great Chinese famine caused a large amount of people to be born in 1963 as “replacement births” occurred (Naughton 166)....   [tags: China]
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Democracy in China - Introduction The topic of democracy in China is a highly controversial topic. Although China has not democratised, it has done well in the global situation amongst its democratic competitors. Since the path to democracy is different for each country, we cannot expect that China would follow the same path or same model of democracy as the western nations. This essay will look at what democracy is and how it can be placed in a Chinese context as well as looking at the proponents and opponents of democracy in China....   [tags: The China Model, Political Meritocracy]
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Agriculture in China - A. Plan of Investigation The investigation will attempt to answer the question, “To what extent did Chinese agricultural reforms between 1978 and 1982 enable the success of the four modernizations?” Research will primarily be gathered on the nature of these reforms, how they compared to the agriculture policy of Mao during the Great Leap Forward and how Deng’s reforms enabled the possibility of economic growth and reform in the private sectors of China. Primary source such as official statistics of agricultural production kept in villages will be analyzed to determine the impact of overall government policy in villages and other agricultural centers....   [tags: agricultural reform, China, investigation]
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KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) in China - Fast food restaurants are popular among the consumers nowadays. Many fast food restaurants are trying to serve the needs in the market as people seek for quick and convenient place to eat. Due to the fact that there are a huge amount of fast food chains available in the global market, fast food companies have to strive for success. Just by providing quick and convenient style of eating for the customers is not sufficient to stay competitive. This is why it is interesting to study and learn about a fast food company that stands out in such a competitive environment....   [tags: KFC China]
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Introduction of the Cut Throat Institutions of Western Capitalism into China - ... Eventually the Northern nomadic people or barbarians as the Han Chinese considered them overwhelmed the Northern song and took of the capital of Kaifeng creating the own empire the Jin. The nomadic attacks on the Northern Song had forced many of the gentry class to move to the southern part of the China which is considered the Southern Song. Once the Northern capital was lost to the Jin, the southern capital was established in Hangzhou. In the Southern Song a new form of economy brought economic surplus to the Song government and people....   [tags: history of China, modernization of China] 1563 words
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The Culture and History of China - Over the last 3000 years, China has had many inspirational leaders who have greatly influenced China's economy, literature, and philosophy. Not only have each one of China's historical and contemporary leaders had an impact on China as a nation, but many of their ideas have flourished throughout literature which has allowed other countries around the world to attain those ideas and learn from them. One of China’s great leaders whose ideas, theories and philosophical ponderings have had a great impact on China's ancient and modern day societies is Master Confucius....   [tags: confucius, confucianism, china]
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GlaxoSmithKline and the China Bribery Scandal - Multinational corporations (MNCs) are investing and operating in many foreign markets around the world. With this globalization, it is becoming increasingly important for managers at all levels to become proficient in cross-cultural management. This paper will explore the challenges encountered by a British expatriate managing the Chinese business unit for a British pharmaceutical MNC. An assessment of the national cultural differences using Hofstede’s research on work-related values differences will be explored....   [tags: GSK Bribery in China]
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The Implications of Quasi-Democracy in China - Muhlberger notes that the definition of democracy has historically been restricted to nations that are adhere to the Western conception of democracy (25). Yet, Muhlberger claims that even within authoritarian regimes, there are components of democracy at the grassroots level. He defines “quasi-democratic” as “any group willing to submit to decisions arrived at by discussion and voting (formal or informal) or abides judgment of elected representatives” (Muhlberger 27). In this essay, I argue that there have been quasi-democratic elements even within the Chinese Communist tradition....   [tags: democracy, Muhlberger, Communist China]
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Internet Censorship and Education in China - The Internet is a key to innovation. In the United States, the Internet has had a positive effect on education. It has widened the amount and type of resources available for research, provided students with effective methods of collaboration (discussion boards and forums), and has allowed for social networking to become less formal and more widespread. This has not happened in China. The “Great Firewall” is inhibiting China and thus curbing its innovation. Academic freedom is a First Amendment right that is recognized by the American government; however, China’s academic freedom is “constrained by the Communist Party’s monopoly on power, which is enshrined in the Constitution, and by the...   [tags: Internet Censorship in China]
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The Impact of Social Organization in China - Social organisations in China have gained increasing importance when looking at power relations in China. This can partly be explained by the fact that China works through informal politics (decision making and policy making done behind the doors through negotiations and connections), and the Party’s focus on the economy. In other words, as long as social or civil organisations are beneficial to the country’s economy and its wellbeing, the Party will not interfere or even be of help to the former....   [tags: Civil Society China Politics]
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English as a Second Language in China - In contemporary society, English, which is studied as the second language, has become an international language. China is a typical example showing the popularity of English around the world. More specifically, Chinese students have even been studying English in their primary school. Because of different cultures, histories, and religious, the Chinese and English languages have a multitude of dissimilarities. Chinese students have enormous trouble in learning English. An ESL instructor, to be successful in teaching Chinese students, should understand these profound differences in terms of pronunciation, writing, and grammar....   [tags: ESL, China, linguistics, ] 648 words
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The Water Shortage in China - Water shortage is a growing problem for most countries in the world. For China, which has 20% of world’s population and only 7% of available water resources, this problem may become catastrophic (Hofstedt 2010, 72). Therefore some actions and measures should be performed to avoid or at least to weaken future water crisis in China. In this work the following three solutions will be proposed and analyzed in terms of efficiency and applicability: water usage efficiency improvement; adopting the local agencies on controlling water resources; reasonable water pricing....   [tags: China Water Crisis] 1105 words
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Memo: China and India threats - Contrary to previous predictions, China’s growth has slowed dramatically, and India’s economy has grown to become the globe’s largest economy. As a result, the United States faces India as a rising super power. India has similar threats that we had faced from China, including a larger population, and expanding nuclear arsenal, and an advanced technology. However India differs from the Chinese in that they are a democratic country and have regional tensions, including border disputes with China and difficult relations with Pakistan....   [tags: global economy, China, India]
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Family Planning Policy in China - ​Throughout the 19th century, parents could determine the size of their own family especially their children. Due to the recent excessive population growth the world is facing, this decision is not being determined by parents in China anymore. Parents, as guardians, have certain rights and responsibilities that could be considered as violated when The Family Planning Policy was passed, however, this policy was passed to benefit and protect our future population and race. ​Population growth in this world is a major problem today....   [tags: Overpopulation, one-chld, China]
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Saipan Working Conditions in China - Many people in China have thought that their lives were too poor, and their working conditions aren’t as good. They needed to raise their family and especially their kids. Their kids need to go to school, and their parents do not want them to waste their chance of a good future. Especially the one that has been working in poor conditions. Their mother. In this essay I would like to examine the working conditions in Saipan. I would like to talk about their lives. My main topic to this essay is “In what ways are the working conditions in Saipan not ideal” I would also decide on which side I will be on....   [tags: working conditions, China, ] 610 words
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Imperialism: China and Japan - Resisting modernization by western powers for nearly a century, China was left inferior compared to western technologies, which Japan had instead embraced. Japan was imperialized early on, and it acclimated to the new machinery and made them their own. With this newfound power and technology, it also became an imperialistic country. They began to seize additional territory, and soon advanced into China. Unable to defend themselves from the superior Japanese capabilities, China had to cede parts of its lands and open its ports for an indefinite amount of time....   [tags: politics, modernization, china, japan]
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Business Skills in China - ... There Hu was a gifted student who enjoyed the arts as well as math and science. while excelling in all aspects of school Hu was interested in other things such as engineering and politics. Following his interest in engineering, Hu attended Tsinghua University in Beijing during which he joined the Communist party of china. Once Hu had graduated in the field of hydraulic engineering he was chosen and promoted by Song Ping, his political mentor to deputy head of the commission. Hu Jintao’s education prepared him for his political career and his powerful place in china....   [tags: leaders, Politburo, The Communist China] 626 words
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Internet Use in China - Introduction The Chinese media landscape is complicated and contradictory, playing a controversial role between the Party Line and the Bottom Line (Zhao, 1998). It does affect on all types of media, Internet included, despite the fact that the government applies strict rules of control and censorship, which is against the nature itself of Internet. In order to deliver a better idea of how media work in China today, is necessary to remind where the People's Republic of China is from and what is the approach to media generally, that helps to understand the contrast based on the different ideologies behind Internet and Chinese government relating to media....   [tags: Internet Use in China]
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Foreign Trade with China - From the 1970s, there has been a wave of liberalization in China, which was introduced by Deng Xiaoping. This is one of the key reasons to the rise of China to be one of the economic giants in the world. In the last 25 years of the century, the Chinese economy has had massive economic growth, which has been 9.5 percent on a yearly basis. This has been of great significance of the country since it quadrupled the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country thus leading to saving of 400 million of their citizens from the threats of poverty....   [tags: US-China Commercial Relations]
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Internet censorship in China - We have worked with individual projects this spring in International English. The project involved choosing a topic that you find interesting and tie it up to the curriculum goals for this year. I chose to write about the internet censorship in China. The reason I chose this topic for my project was because I found it very interesting and I wanted to learn more about it. The curriculum goals I will tie this topic up to are; to discuss upon international and global challenges in the world today, and analyze and discuss the English language media’s role in international societies....   [tags: China, Government, Rules]
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China's Massive Pollution Problem - China has overtaken Germany as the world’s top exporter of goods, which marks another breakthrough in China’s rise to the top and its ever growing economic influence. As China’s exports rise to the highest in the world, its pollution is too. Judith Shapiro, the director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University, states that with “20 of the World’s 30 most polluted cities [residing] in China” it is an easy task to see the severity of pollution (Sharpiro)....   [tags: China´s Cancer Villages]
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China's One Child Policy - According to the U.S. Census Bureau the world’s population consists, of more than 7 billion people. China resides as the world’s leading populated country with more than 1.3 billion people. Because, of this over population it maintained fears of their food, resources, and living spaces (International Data Base). The Chinese government then implemented the one-child policy to slow their growing population. The one-child policy has prevailed effectively in slowing down the population growth, but it has caused great anguish among Chinese families....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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China's One Child Policy - One Child Policy Over population has been a global issue for decades. Medical advances have made it possible for people to live longer and have multiple births, which are just some of the factors contributing to this social problem. Many countries have attempted to battle this issue, but none as intensely as China. China allows the government to have full control over family planning to help reduce the population. In 1979 China created a policy called the "One Child Law" which limits couples to only one child....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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China's One Child Policy - In 2004 the Congress of the United States was forced to focus on an incident that occurred as a result of China’s One Child Policy. Mao Hengfeng “troubles with the Chinese government began in the late 1980s when, pregnant for a second time, she asked her work unit to provide larger housing for her growing family. This was refused on the grounds that she was in violation of China's one-child policy,” (Baillot). To battle the indecencies that she felt that were directed towards her, Mao Hengfeng began to fight against the social injustice that she and others faced under the one child policy....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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China's One Child Policy - Introduction It is the responsibility of any government to provide for its population. It is due to this reason that family planning is becoming a major controversial concept in many nations. One of the most controversial population control policies is the Chinese one child family policy which was implemented in 1979. The policy was forced by the view that the increasingly growing population could evidently compromise the economic development and sustainability of the Chinese nation (Liu, Onuaha, 2005)....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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China's One Child Policy - Many of us in the United States get a chance to choice our rights of the number children we conceive, but many other countries and cultures have different views of on children how they are treated. I will explain, China and India then go into detail on what I believe will be best for India’s future. After the growth of more than 1.2 billion people, China became the largest population in the world. (8) In 1979, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping limited Chinese population by enforcing the One Child Policy....   [tags: Population Control in China] 693 words
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Work of the Christian Missionaries: Converting China to Christianity - The Christian missionaries knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Going to China at the time was a one way trip to an unknown land. The task of converting China to Christianity was rife with challenges due to continued resistance to any sort of outside influence that was a tradition of China for many years. Never-the-less the missionaries still went to China and by leveraging what advantages they could find, they were able to find some measure of success over the years. One of the men who made so much headway in China was a Jesuit named Ricci....   [tags: religion, china] 1389 words
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The Underlying Factors of Economic Growth in China in the 1990s - East Asian Economies have experienced an outstanding record of high and sustained economic growth over the period of 1990s. In the period of 1965 to 1990, East Asia’s twenty three economies grew faster than other economies of all other regions. Most of this success is attributable to seemingly miraculous growth in just eight high performing Asian economies (HPAEs). Among these high performing Asian economies, China ranks as the world's 2nd largest economy after the United States since 2010. It has been the world's fastest-growing economy with consistent growth rates of around 10% over the past 30 years....   [tags: China Economy]
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The China Central Television Headquarters Case Study - Contents Page Introduction 4 Section 1 | Building selection, analysis of structural system and building process 5 Section 1.1 | Building Selection Section 1.2 | Analysis of the structural system 1.2a | Structural Form 1.2b | Structural Materials 1.2c | Method of structural stability 1.2d | Footings and foundations 1.2e | Constructability Section 1.3 | Building Process 1.3a | Planning approvals 1.3b | Documentation 1.3c | Site Preparation 1.3d | Programming Section 2 | Recommendations Section 3 | Conclusion Section 4 | References   Introduction The following report will use a case study to analyse the structural system of an existing high rise building, with this...   [tags: Construction in China ] 2000 words
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Comparing the Internet in China and the United States - Introduction The aim of this study is to determine the differences between the Internet in China and the United States. China was chosen due to the restrictive and closely scrutinized nature of its Internet, in contrast to the internet in United States which has significantly more freedom and protected by the freedom of speech and expression. This study will include: • Distribution and segmentation of the medium in both countries • Ownership • National regulatory structures • Socio-economic origins and functions of medium in today’s society It was concluded in this study that extreme control over the Internet will only disadvantage a country....   [tags: great firewall of china]
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Digging - "Digging" “Digging” by Seamus Heaney is the first poem in the first full volume of Heaney’s poems, “Death of a Naturalist”. “Death of a Naturalist” is about the transition into adulthood and the loss of innocence. The poem shows how Heaney looked up to his father and grandfather, especially their hard work. Even though Heaney did not follow in their footsteps and become a farm laborer, he respects the work they do, especially their skill at digging. The poem is a free verse poem....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Seamus Heaney] 1098 words
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Chairman Mao and Women's Rights in China - There is no denying that the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party under Chairman Mao Zedong changed the course of the history of China and shaped the China the world sees today. The amount of lives, cultural traditions, and differing intellectual thoughts that were lost and destroyed as he strove to meet his goals for the country can never be recovered or replaced. However, it had been asserted that one of the more positive effects of Chairman Mao on the people of China was his somewhat radical opinion of woman....   [tags: History of Women's Rights in China]
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Civilizations of Ancient China and East Asia - The main major theme of module three is the development in China and East Asia. The chapters cover the social, philosophical, cultural, governmental and religious aspects. The chapters offer an insight of how China and Eastern Asian cultures had developed. It also elaborates on the dynasties that had ruled during this era. China was isolated from West and South Asia because of the demographics of the land. The writing system was not influenced by other cultures. They had created a logographic system of writing....   [tags: Japan, China, Rulers, Culture]
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The Impact of China's One-Child Policy - The Chinese population has been growing since the beginning of Chinese civilization, but never as rapidly as when the People’s Republic of China was formed. Mao Zedong believed that expanding the population would lead to a spur in economic growth. The People’s Republic of China provided improved sanitation and medicine, which helped facilitate the growth of the Chinese population. The encouragement of population growth was soon ended after both the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution because China was unable to support such a large expansion of the population....   [tags: China's One-Child Policy]
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Water Shortages in China: Problems and Solutions - Many people know that water is essential for human-being and it is not only valuable for health and life, but water is also important for industry and agriculture. Furthermore, use of water has a spiritual, cultural and recreational dimension. However, water resources are not infinite. Wide and inefficient use of water resources can lead to irreversible consequences, such as water shortage. This essay will firstly discuss the problem of water shortage on examples of developed and developing countries and include the diversification of the same issue in the different parts of the world....   [tags: Water Scarcity in China]
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Consumer Culture in China and the Middle Class - Introduction China’s unique consumer culture can be traced back to the turn of the twentieth century when it was closely related to and acted as an aid to nationalism. According to Gerth, Chinese consumption trends in the 1920s were directed by the slogan ‘Chinese should consume China made products’ (4). The motive behind this trend was to encourage the consumption of Chinese products, and nationalism was used to foster this belief and trend (Gerth 4). Consumption at this early age can be assumed to having been directed by the government, which used to regulate the goods which were consumed by its citizens....   [tags: China's New Consumers]
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Shanghai and China´s Economic Rise - Dong’s book Shanghai introduces us Shanghai, a city born in greed and humiliation. Shanghai was like “the ugly daughter grew up in the shadow of celestial Empire’s defeat by outsiders in the opium war. (p.2, Dong)” From late 1800s to 1949, “in Shanghai, more than anywhere else in China, progressive-minded Chinese recognizes the need for China to adopt modern enterprises and technology. (p.66, Dong)” Shanghai, a treaty port ruled simultaneously by three separate municipal regimes, in the first half of the 20th century rose to become China's largest city for many important functions, such as trade, financing, manufacturing, journalism, publishing and education....   [tags: China, politics, economics, Dong]
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Curbing Air Pollution Plan in China - Analyze for Curbing Air Pollution Plan in China Within the recent thirty years, China made a big progress in the economics. However, with the exponentially increasing economy, the pollution has emerged silently. With the surging pollution appearing these years, more and more reports indicates that the air pollution in China puts the health of the public in a dangerous position. Within all the pollution, the air pollution is the one that the public worry about the most. And in addition to that, several severe air pollution has been observed within recent years and increased the concern of the public....   [tags: China, Economy, Pollution, Health]
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China Cultural Awareness Book Report - ... The Song dynasty marked the transition period from the ancient dynasty to the modern form (960-1279AD). This was signaled by the downfall of some of the powerful Tang families. There was social flexibility and modification of the governance system. The changes that were incorporated included the increased women regulation of activities both in the family and society. The 1644-1911 Qing dynasties marked the end of the Chinese dynasty with power struggles between the warlords that coincided with the Second World War (Kissinger & Henry 14)....   [tags: On China by Henry Kissinger]
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The Enviromental Challenges China is Facing - China’s economy has begun to expand over the past years, and has become known for their manufacturing. But at what cost. Between the years 1992 and 2002 ,China’s emission output had risen 33% causing environmental and political problems to arise (Cozier, M. (2006, June 12)). Many of the factories China uses for manufacturing products are run by coal, one of the most dirtiest energy sources available (Cleaner China -- the Asian tiger is striving to curb pollution. (2013, August 31)). Burning coal for electricity releases large amounts of sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide-some of the key elements of acid rain-into the atmosphere (Acid Rain....   [tags: acid rain, air pollution, china's environment]
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China Cancer Villages: Annotated Bibliographies - Cao, Jie, et al. "Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution and Mortality in China: A Cohort Study." Journal of Hazardous Materials 186.2/3 (2011): 1594-1600. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. Cao states that China’s air pollution is causing an increase in mortality, rates of hospital admissions, exacerbation of chronic respiratory conditions, and decreased lung function. A test was conducted comparing long-term exposure to outdoor air pollution and mortality in a countrywide representative cohort in China....   [tags: pollution, china, urban, cancer] 1986 words
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Dispute between Japan and China - ... Young children were not exempt from these atrocities, and were cut open to allow Japanese soldiers to rape them.” Recorded by Lewis S.C. Smythe who is an American Christian missionary and was present during the Nanking Massacre. As a witness of the rape of Nanking, Mr. Lewis not only wrote memoirs, but also took a lot of pictures to record those crimes. This is my first time to see those pictures, when I was in China, those pictures were forbidden to show in the public by the government. Those scenes only are showed in the horrible movies, so when I go through all those details, I cannot imagine how desperate Chinese were and how cruel aggressors were....   [tags: island, East Sea China, inflamed relations] 1301 words
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China's One-Child Policy - “Thousands of women are being dragged out of their homes, thrown into ‘family planning’ cells, strapped to tables, and forced to abort pregnancies, even up to the ninth month. Forced abortion and sterilization are China’s war on women” ("The Reality of China's" 1). This was said by Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Due to the rising population and the one-child policy, there are many human rights violations; however there are organizations, such as Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, which are helping to stop the problem....   [tags: Human Rights Violations in China]
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China’s One Child Policy - With more than 1.3 billion people, China has to think about a solution and find ways to deal with its population explosion. In order to have control over population, in 1970, a policy named China’s One Child Policy was introduced. Mingliang argues that, “China, through the one-child policy, has instituted the most aggressive, comprehensive population policy in the world” (1). This policy limits all families in the Republic of China to have only one child, regardless of the sex: however, within this policy there are some exceptions....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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History of China and Japan in the XIX Century - ... China was not ready for this change and did not want to change the system that had worked for them for so long. When the Boxers tried to attack foreigners, Japan and Western powers force combined was too much for the boxers to fight. Their loss forced everyone to realize that there was too much force for them to keep their ways. They had no choice. China could either stick with the losing team and keep resisting and become weaker, or join the force with westernization and succeed. 7. When Cixi died and a two-year old inherited the throne, China and The Qing Dynasty went downhill....   [tags: Opium War, Japan invasion of China] 1894 words
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China's Transition Economy - China's transition from a planned economy to a market economy began at the end of 1978. When China started the process, the government did not have a well-designed ‘blueprint’, and so the approach to reform can be characterized as experimental. The process of reform has been gradual and incremental in nature and is still incomplete. In fact, China can’t be treated as a full market economy nor can it be treated as a centrally planned economy in which the Government substantially influences prices of goods or monopolises international trade....   [tags: China, Transition Economy, Economics, ] 1108 words
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China’s Economic and Political Power - During the 20th century, the world believed that the renowned cities of the United States would provide modern spectacles emanating with futuristic qualities. However, within the past decade, the influence of China has creeped into the party of global dominance, establishing their footing on an international scale at a significantly alarming rate. In China, you can now experience the tallest skyscrapers, the newest airports, the fastest highways, and the best electricity grids in modern technology (Roasa)....   [tags: China, economy, politics, expansion, growth]
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Great Wall of China - The Great Wall of China stretches about 5,500 miles long crossing deserts, mountains, grasslands, and plateaus. It took more than 2,000 years to build this incredible manmade structure. Many people died to build this wall. It displays the changes between the agricultural and nomadic civilizations. It proves that the superb structure was very important to military defense. It became a national symbol of the Chinese as a security for their country and its people. The Great Wall of China must be preserved at all cost because it is a historical symbol that made it possible for China and other nations across the world to prosper (UNESCO World Heritage Centre: The Great Wall)....   [tags: military defense, national symbol, culture, China]
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China's Air Pollution Conundrum - Choking To Death: China’s Air Pollution Conundrum Long gone are the days when China is mostly rural with a population consisting of farmers. In the late 1970s, Deng Xiaoping loosened the controls on economic life, and began a period known as “reform and opening.” China has not looked back, and industries continue to develop and millions of people migrate to cities to work in one of the many factories. China is experiencing record-breaking economic expansion. They are one of the world’s largest manufacturers and exporters....   [tags: Economic Growth, China, Air Pollution, Rural]
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Globalisation and China’s Environmental Problems - Is the lifestyle of people in Europe and the USA a major cause of China’s environmental problems. One of China’s best successes has in turn been one of its biggest downfalls. One of the main problems is China’s greatest success which has been its phenomenal economic growth. This is one of the main drivers of the current environmental problems that the country faces. Factories dump pollutants into the air and water. It is difficult to see the Chinese government making the significant sacrifices required to improve their environment if it means slowing down their economic growth....   [tags: Impact USA on China’s Environment]
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Contrasting the Politics, History, Economics and Education of China and the US - China, a fast-developing country in the 21st century has a long way to go to catch up with America, a well-developed country. The differences between the two countries are part of the reasons why this happen. In political aspect, they have different systems to function. In historical aspect, China has a different history from the United States. In the economical way, China is making a great progress, but the poverty and unemployment still commonly exist in the country while the US does a better job on eliminating the poverty....   [tags: political economy, china, usa]
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Counseling Development in China -     When I was a teenager, I felt sad that my peer students or adults in my hometown committed suicide because of stress. Many tragedies could have been prevented if there were resources available. Counseling services have emerged in China; however, it was reported that less than 2% of the 200,000 individuals who had obtained counseling certificates actually conducted counseling services (PKUBOSS, 2012). One of the reasons would be lack of qualified counselor educators and supervisors who can assist these new counselors to grow and to fulfill their clients’ needs (PKUBOSS, 2012)....   [tags: China, mental health, education, doctoral degree]
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China’s One Child Policy: A Detriment to the Nation - In 1979, China implemented a one child per family policy. This policy was designed to reduce crowding and to maintain a stable economy. Families who do not adhere to this policy are charged fines and are pressured to abort second or third pregnancies and to undergo sterilization surgery. They may also be subject to social ridicule and disproval. There are certain exemptions to this policy. For example, in certain areas of rural China, couples are allowed to have two children. If both individuals in a couple come from single child home, they too may be allowed to produce two children....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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Human Rights Violations of China's One Child Policy - Abstract The purpose of this research is to highlight to what extent government policy has violated the human rights of women in China. Government policy is important to the organization of countries. Government policies work to aid in political, economic, and social issues that can become detrimental to the function of a country. Flourishing government policies prove to be efficient and effective when implementation is deemed successful. The One Child Policy proved to be successful in reducing population size....   [tags: China's One Child Policy ]
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The Great Wall of Censorship in the People's Republic of China - The People's Republic of China has commonly been regarded as a nation that has censored its media very heavily and has enforced this harshly. China is the largest country in the world, and also has the one of the fastest expanding media. Additionally, China has been enjoying explosive pecuniary expansion for the better part of the last few decades and as a consequence, the living standards of most Chinese citizens has increased drastically in modern times due to growing wealth of the general population....   [tags: China, censorship, government, ]
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Harbin: The Capital of Heilogjang Province in Horthestern China - Harbin Harbin is the capital and biggest city of Heilongjiang province in Northeastern China. Historically, it has played a major role in the trade between China and neighboring Russia. The city’s strategic location and abundant resources has made it the administrative, economic, industrial, cultural, educational and transportation center of Northeastern China. Covering an area of 53,796 square kilometres, Harbin lies along the Songhua River near the edge of the Songnen Plain in the southern part of Heilongjiang province....   [tags: Heilongjian, China, economy, government] 982 words
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China's Railway - In 1894, the Qing government was defeated in the Sino-Japanese War; the Boxer Rebellion in China seized the railway interests. More than ten thousand kilometres to be swallowed up in China and carved up the right of way to form the imperialist plunder of China's first climax. Subsequently, in accordance with their needs, they were designed and built a number of railways; however it was in different standards, equipment clutter, resulting in confusion and China Railway backwardness. The development of China's railway construction was started from 1876, which named ‘Songhu Railway’ since 1981, and it was 105 years ago, building a 50,181 km railway....   [tags: China History Infrastructure]
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Socioeconomic Populism: The Populist Measures of India and China - Since time immemorial, policymakers have embraced the conventional economic wisdom that expansive fiscal and credit policies would accelerate growth and redistribute income. However, these policies do not necessarily result in high economic growth and an improved Human Development Index (HDI) because different countries respond differently to such policies. These policies could in fact cause crises resulting from galloping inflation and therefore be harmful to the welfare of the people of a country....   [tags: politics, populist measure, china]
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Chaotic Period During the Cultural Revolution in China - Introduction The period of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a period in which every level of society was subjected to great sufferings. Although the loss of life was greater during the Great Leap Forward and the second Sino-Japanese war, suffering is not only measured in loss of life. Great pieces of cultural heritage was destroyed, official institutions seized functioning and everyone was in danger of being accused of counter-revolutionary (so called black) activities or tendencies. This might seem as the very definition of a society in a chaotic state, but it is interesting to discuss what is actually understood as chaos....   [tags: china, world history, asia]
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The People's Republic of China - One country that has a rich cultural history, a large population and some of the grandest mountain ranges in the world is China. This country is the third largest one and contains the world's largest population. It is also home to one of the very first recorded civilizations. Thanks to its large mountains it is rich in natural resources that had come up from the earth. China produces a large variety of things from steel, to cameras and synthetic materials. Electricity generation is one of the largest in the world....   [tags: China Essays] 790 words
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The Past and Present of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in China - ... Time after time, a tyrant was later thought to have been rightfully disposed by collective violence or individual assassins. Later historic records would establish that the heavenly mandate of the tyrant’s governance was lost because the Heaven was displeased with the tyrannical ruler; put differently, the overthrow was legitimate because the heavenly mandate was transferred to the new emperor who properly restored cosmic order. Last but not least, indiscriminate killing of innocent or unarmed civilians by non-state actors to induce fear and chaos, a classic feature of modern terrorism, was largely absent in Imperial China....   [tags: pragmatic diplomacy, Imperial China to modern era] 3266 words
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