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The Foreigner: A Sacrifice for Society’s Unity - It lurks outside the city walls, striking fear into the hearts of the community and the people band together united in opposition to this abomination. What is this figure that grips an entire city with fear enough to bind them together. This would be the foreigner, or the representation of the foreign figure. By foreigner, I am not specifically referring to a person from a foreign place, but instead I refer to the idea of a foreign character that dominates all societies throughout history. Every community has a fable, or person that embodies all their fears and imperfections within society....   [tags: The Wolf Man, The Dialogue of the Dogs] 1360 words
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Alienation in Arun Joshi´s The Foreigner - ... Due to his rootless behavior, the impression gathered by other characters that came in contact with him in which June remarked: “There is something strange about you Something distant. I guess that when people are with you they don’t feel like they are with a human being. May be it is an Indian characteristic but I have a feeling you’d be foreigner anywhere”(5) And Sheila told him sometime after he came to India: “You are still a foreigner, you don’t belong here”(6) Sindi Oberoi leaves an impression on any of the characters with whom he is coming in contact that he is alien....   [tags: indian english novel, suffering of mankind]
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Existential Rootlessness in The Foreigner: A Critical View - Arun Joshi is quite an exceptional novelist who stands apart from the rest of the novelists, who has taken up the themes of human predicament in almost all his novels. The overall and outstanding quest in all his novels is for a concrete direction and meaning in one’s life. Joshi has been influenced by existential thinkers like Camus, Sartre and this can be observed in his novels. Existentialism is a modern philosophic movement that deals with ‘man’s’ disillusionment and despair which originated in the philosophical and literary writings of Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus....   [tags: Joshi, Sindi, novels, existentialism]
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A Different Foreigner - A Different Foreigner We have talked about the typical foreigner: Someone living in a country other than their own, having a different culture and different beliefs than everyone else around them. But can one be a foreigner in their own country, their own city, or their own town. If one has different beliefs than those of his/her friends and/or family, can we call that person a ‘foreigner’ if they are going through the same things that Julia Kristeva describes in her book. In today’s culture, the same aspects that apply to foreigners, such as loneliness, separation, and the need to fit in, apply to many teenagers, whether they grow up in a town they have lived in all their lives, or if...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tom Carter's Unsavory Elements: On the Loose in The People’s Republic of China - ... In between lies the description of the unrestrained luxury, debauchery and, generally, lack of morals of the ‘fu er dai,’ the princelings whose motto is spend till you drop. The book is not just focused on the increasingly rich China of the present: it also takes a look at the poor China of the past. Dan Washburn, now a Managing Editor at the Asia Society in New York, goes all the way to Qixin, the small village where golf player Zhou Xunshu was born. At first, the author seems puzzled to learn that Zhou will not accompany him, but he soon finds out why: Qixin is “perhaps the poorest village in the poorest province of China,” and his friend is not keen on reviving memories of deprivation...   [tags: culture, development, foreigner] 941 words
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Magic Realisim in Foreigner, Egyptian Cigarette, and Enchanted Bluff - Magic Realisim in Foreigner, Egyptian Cigarette, and Enchanted Bluff Sarah Orne Jewett's "The Foreigner," Kate Chopin's "An Egyptian Cigarette" and Willa Cather's "The Enchanted Bluff" are all stories that contain Magic Realism    Magic Realism is typically defined as a construct of many writers from Third World countries. This style of writing realistic fiction wherein the extraordinary occurs and is not thought of as unusual has been described as a way of breaking away from the constraints of linear time and hierarchical thinking: in other words, as a way of escaping the patriarchal modes of writing that have dominated these often post-colonial countries....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1719 words
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Story of a Foreigner's Education - Where I am Today It was a beautiful sunny day in the summer; it was my mother’s birthday. There was a lot of people and food. My mother was turning thirty nine. She works for home health aid agency as a homemaker. Taking care of disable and old seniors at their house or one of the homes that the state provides. Also she’s stylist, doing peoples hair, nails, and waxing. August 2006, my mom asked me if I wanted to go to a sickek house. I’ve said to her okay. A sickek person is someone that is born with natural, spiritual gift that can read cards, hands and tell your past, present and future....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 1414 words
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Misunderstandings of a Foreigner in American Culture - I still remember the shock I got when I first moved here. What a terribly superficial culture this country has, I thought. The way people treat each other, especially in conversations. At the beginning they ask you: "How are you?" But beware. They don't really want to know how you are, and if you make the mistake of actually giving them a detailed account of your well-being, they'll shun you for weeks. On the other hand, you're required to immediately embrace all new acquaintances with the standard "Nice to meet you." Maybe you weren't even in the mood to meet somebody at this particular moment, and if she or he turns out to be just another perfectly intolerable human being, then you lied to...   [tags: American Culture]
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Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark - Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark In 1992, a special taxation scheme was introduced in Denmark for high income foreigner who take up residence in Denmark for a limited period of time, this tax scheme also known as the preferential tax regime or special tax scheme in Denmark. It applicable to all foreigner who sign their contracts for work in Denmark after 1st of June 1991. When this scheme is first introduce, there is a special tax rate on labor earnings of 30% for a maximum period of up to 3 years (36 months)....   [tags: income, rate, employer] 535 words
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Language Barriers for Foreigners - I have lived in the United States for almost three years now. Being natively of Bangladeshi origin, I experience an extremely different lifestyle than Americans do. It is the lifestyle experienced by those you come from other countries to live in the U.S. Being part of this international community, I am more sensitive to and hence aware of issues that primarily affect the lives of these kinds of people than Americans are. Of these many issues, there is one I have identified that comes up in discussions more frequently than others....   [tags: Immigration English Second Language Communication] 1463 words
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Singaporeans' Communication towards Foreigners - Introduction This paper discusses Singaporeans’ communication styles towards foreigners in Singapore and in other countries using Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT). In recent years, there has been much furore among Singaporeans about foreigners in Singapore not adapting to our national languages and speaking styles. Mainland Chinese, especially, have come under fire for not picking up English and sticking to their thickly accented Mandarin. Based on their reactions, we think Singaporeans will diverge from foreigners’ communication styles in Singapore....   [tags: Reasons for Divergence and Convergence]
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Entrepeneur Pass Application for Foreigners in Singapore - ... For verification purposes, a bank statement from Singapore-based company bank account is required.  The activity of the business needs to be legal.  Applicants must attain at least 30% of the shares in the business. Also, the business that the applicant would like to start up needs to meet any one of the following conditions stated by Ministry of Manpower (MOM),  Business has received monetary funding or investment of at least $100,000, from a recognised third party Business Angel (recognized by Singapore government agency) or Venture Capitalist (VC) such as SPRING SINGAPORE....   [tags: Business, Employment]
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The Relationship Between Gastronomy Tourism and How it Affects the Economic Environment of Tourism Destinations - ... This paper will further assist me in exploring the different aspects that make up for the need of gastronomy tourism producers to fulfil the demands of the emerging tourism trend. Literature Review Organizations such as the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) view niche tourism consumption as more beneficial to the host communities as compared to the more traditional forms of mass tourism (Hall and Weiler, 1992; Hall and Lew, 1998). The term ‘niche tourism’ bears a similar concept with ‘niche marketing’....   [tags: attractions, foreigners] 944 words
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Attitude of the Egyptian State and `Ordinary' Egyptians Towards `foreigners'. - It is a well-established fact that the population of Ancient Egypt was a multicultural one, and that the nation's history is closely linked with that of it's neighbours. `It has been recognized since the early years of Egyptology that by New Kingdom times the population of Egypt was liberally sprinkled with families of foreign origin.' (Ward: 1994.). These `foreigners' included groups such as Nubians, Canaanites, `Asiatics,' (people of Semitic origin to the north-east of Egypt), and Libyans. In geographical terms the land of Egypt is fairly isolated, and cut off from most of its neighbouring countries by harsh desert....   [tags: Ancient History] 2463 words
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The Superiority of One Race in the United States - During the up-rise of the United States formulation of the ideology of race superiority and inferiority came into play. As immigrants and other foreign people were making their way into the United states which created an uproar in American society. The reconstruction of Americans to allow the immigrants and foreigners was believed to create a more efficient and effective way for America to become a world power but it also instilled fear of losing basis of American culture. For Americans, it became a crucial turning point for them to dominant against other races by further justifying themselves as the superior race with foreign market affairs, scientific reasoning, whiteness as social categor...   [tags: immigrant, foreigners, melting pot] 1500 words
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Promoting Natural Beauty and Cultures of Indonesia to The World Promoting Natural Beauty and Cultures of Indonesia to The World - ... However, Rumah Indonesia may be a good start and has potential to support promoting Indonesia to the world. The second way is through advertisement. Advertisements may have strong affection to people who see it. As proposed by (Mitchell, 1986), advertisements appear to be designed to trigger certain emotional reaction of customers. In the other words, the purpose of advertisement itself is to deliver message to customers in order to get their attention and curiosity. The advertisement saying “VISIT INDONESIA” nowadays is everywhere....   [tags: tourism, advertisement, foreigners] 1161 words
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Role of Chinese History on People’s Imagination - ... Role of Chinese history on people’s imagination of their country and themselves: China has had a profound influence by western powers during the imperialist conquests of England. Such a strong presence was felt and seen in China when Christian monasteries were attempting to convert Chinese into Christendom. At the same time, Chinese people felt scrutinized and differentiated themselves as Confucian followers of faith and this created mass tensions between foreigners and the Chinese. It developed into a serious point where a group of people decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own destinies, apart from western influence....   [tags: tensions between foreigners and the chinese] 823 words
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The Rise of Nationalism After the French Revolution - After the end of French Revolution, as the empires slowly diminished, countries wished to become independent and develop nation-states. Possibly one of the first nationalists was Johann Gottlieb Fichte, who attempted to urge Germans to be individual from people of other nation-states. Many years later, more people became interested in nationalism, some in more positive ways than others. Ernest Renan questioned the definition of an actual nation, and what constituted a nation. However, not everyone agreed with nationalism....   [tags: patriotism, xenophobia, foreigners ] 1318 words
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Two Ways to Belong in America - In America, it is a common misconception that all foreigners are similar; it is believed that they all have similar dreams and each of them end up chasing after the same jobs. However, this is not the case. Not only do immigrants from different countries hold different dreams, but those with a shared background even have varying hopes and dreams for the future. This is evidenced in Bharati Mukherjee’s essay, “Two Ways to Belong in America.” She utilizes several rhetorical strategies in order to show that immigrants have the ability to be assimilated into the American culture, but that they should not be deported if they choose not to conform to said culture....   [tags: foreigners, dreams, immigrants, culture] 889 words
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Homogeneity in South Korea - Today, here in the United States, we live in a multicultural melting pot where ethnicities around the world are welcome to stay and live. Contrast this to Korea, there is a prevailing idea that homogeneity of the Korean population is essential to keep their cultural and national identity on the peninsula. According to official statistics from Korea’s Ministry of Justice, 1.8 percent of Korea’s 50 million people are foreign citizens with resident status in Korea. The idea of Korean racial purity and xenophobia ultimately results in discrimination and prejudice against foreigners living in Korea and children of mixed Korean blood and is rapidly becoming a social problem that must be dealt wit...   [tags: Foreigners, Culture, Discrimination] 816 words
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How Foreigners And Woman Were Perceived - “A woman is a foreign land, of which, though there he settle young, A man will ne'er quite understand . . .” Patmore- “The Foreign Land” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is much more than another installment of the much beloved detective Sherlock Holmes using his amazing deductive reasoning to solve a case. It is also a way to examine the accepted practice of degradation of woman and the xenophobic attitudes that were prevalent in Victorian England. The importance of this examination is its relevance to understanding the attitudes and practices not only accepted but expected during the Victorian Era....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Doyle, Stoner] 1768 words
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Compare the Presentation of Foreigners Abroad in Indian Ink and Room with a View - Indian Ink and A Room with a View are both set in different eras. A Room with a View is set in the Edwardian era when, like the central character in the book, people were beginning to challenge Victorian attitudes about emotion and sexuality and old ideas about class and religion. It was published in 1908 and was Forster's third novel. Forster's characters, like Forster himself lived in the time of the British Empires pinnacle. The novel is about a young woman, Lucy Honeychurch, whose love for a British socialist and experiences in Florence cause her to question the values that society has imposed on her....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 2085 words
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International Students in the United Kingdom - Topic: discuss three problems faced by international students in the UK. Suggest and evaluate possible solutions to these problems. It is widely acknowledged that United Kingdom receives millions of students every year from all around the world. Students aiming for a brighter future choose their most favourite university around UK to complete their higher studies. “The UK is the second leading exporter of international education behind the USA.” (Binsardi, A. & Ekwulugo, F. 2003). Many students prefer to study in the United Kingdom, rather than anywhere else, because of the opportunities offered here, for instance, students are allowed to work as a part-time employee’s while at the same time...   [tags: education, students, foreigners, immigrants]
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Early Immigration in America - Without the help of immigrant influences, the United States would be a one culture country. Immigrants have shaped the way we [the United States] are today in society. Different ethnicities brought different sports, foods, religions, jobs, education, and cultures when they immigrated. Upon the arrival, many Americans did not approve of the new wave of immigrants practically invading into their country; therefore, authorities placed many Acts and restrictions that immigrants had to face by immigrating to America....   [tags: Culture, Foreigners, Diversity]
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Immigration Policies in Canada - ... Overall, the new point system will not allow to meet the shortages of skilled labour. Even when the immigrants to meet the requirements of the new point system, it is still difficult for them to get training and get work at their educational level. As a result, several city councils begun creating short-terms internships for immigrants who have not been able to find work, but have adequate education from their prior country (Lu, 2003). This new program will give newcomers the experience they need in the fields that they have studied in, to be able to better opportunities in their line of work....   [tags: Foreigners, Policies, Barriers] 1183 words
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Powers of Horror by Julia Kristeva, Questions and Answers - ... To what extent is it possible to become a foreigner to one’s own motherland and to the self as a deliberate method to catalyse intellectual and imaginative development. At the beginning of Strangers to Ourselves first chapter ‘Toccata and Fugue for the Foreigner’, Kristeva gives a definition of what it is to be a foreigner: ‘a choked up rage deep down in my throat, a black angel clouding transparency, opaque, unfathomable spur. The image of hatred and of the other, a foreigner is neither the romantic victim of our clannish indolence nor the intruder responsible for all the ills of the polis… Strangely, the foreigner lives within us: he is the hidden face of our identity, the space that...   [tags: native, anxiety, exile] 1376 words
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Comparison Between The Bacchae and The Medea - In Euripides’ The Bacchae and in the Medea, there are significant binary oppositions in both plays. Binary opposition is the two opposite terms, such as good versus bad. Binary opposition is used to present both sides of a contrast (Marvin, 1). In The Bacchae and the Medea, Euripides used binary opposition to highlight the central themes. The significant binary oppositions that are used are men versus women, foreigner versus citizen, and god versus man. The contrast between men versus women is an important opposition in both plays....   [tags: binary opposition, euripides, greek society]
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Native Language - Language is universal. People voice their ideas, emotions, and thoughts across to the world through language. Multitudes of people across the country speak a varierty of languages. However, a foreigner is reduced to their native language, and sometimes has difficulties mainstreaming English into their dialect. A native language is a foreigner's blueprint for the world to hear. Native language gives homage to a foreigner's culture and home life. Native tongues open doors for education and job opprutunities....   [tags: Language] 971 words
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The Official Doctrine - The Official Doctrine is a widely believed religion based description of the “internal” human mind and “external” human body. It is derived from Renee Descartes, a famous and well respected dualist. Dualists believe that the mind and body are separate entities that are ordinarily linked together until death. Therefore, a human being is both a body and a mind until the body dies. The mind exists in time and the body exists in both time and space. All matter that exists in space, including human bodies, is governed by the same mechanical laws....   [tags: Philosophy] 1063 words
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Preservation of Each Other´s Cultures - “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures” (Chavez). This quotation by Cesar Chavez argues that by preserving something, people are not thinking that other things are not good for their culture. The preservation of their cultural circumstances allows them to empathize with their heritage and it also educates people of other miscellaneous cultures from different regions of the world. In Iron & Silk, Mark Salzman reveals that his journey to China, which brought him home to the United States of America, shocked him....   [tags: hertiage, educate, background, influence] 1217 words
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The Boxer Rebellion and The Great Game in China by David J. Silbey - ... As a group they were largely autonomous, with no central leader or a ranking system. The Boxer’s were largely composed of poor illiterate males, although they were thought to have a mystical female group called Red Lanterns. The Boxer’s followed a philosophy which when in practice used physical and religious rituals which can make the person supposedly impervious to bullets and physical harm (Page 7). They wore elaborate red clothing and sashes and displayed spiritual martial arts performances in public spaces to display their prowess....   [tags: books analysis] 623 words
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Thailand International Business Communications - Thailand is a country located in Southeast Asia with a population of approximately 65 million. It was once a European colony, but later freed itself to later become the Kingdom of Thailand. Majority of its people are Thai, while the rest from other countries of Asia and the world. Having a long coastal strip and warm tropical climate, it has managed to be a good tourist destination for people around the world (Leppert, 2001). The Thai people are often productive and hardworking as they believe that a person is supposed to enjoy his or her life....   [tags: Asia, Thai, decision making, dressing, etiquette]
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Peter Hessler and China - ... Hessler constantly fought with his position as a foreigner, even after two years of living in the town. Ethnocentrism is evident in China just like it is everywhere else, and even though Peter tried very hard to blend in, he was never truly able to shed his waiguoren stereotype. Peter writes in the first-person, but after his trip is over looking back on it. He used daily journals to record his life for the two year period. His writing style is of a more fictional adventure novel type, which makes this non-fiction work to be very enjoyable and easy to read....   [tags: American writer and journalist] 708 words
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The Damage to Germany after World War Two and its Reconstruction - The Damage to Germany after World War Two and its Reconstruction Every time there is a war at least one country has to deal with the consequences left behind. After World War II numerous countries had to face reconstruction because they were damaged economically as well as physically. One of these countries was Germany. During the reconstruction of the country a large number of foreign laborers, also known as “Gastarbeiter”, came to Germany due to the shortage of a native workforce. After the economy stabilized Germany kept importing labor rather than taking industry, capital and jobs offshore in search of lower labor costs....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays] 2166 words
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How significant is it that Croesus is not Greek, in Herodotus Histories? - According to Herodotus, Croesus was the first non greek to come into contact with the Greeks: “He was the first foreigner, so far as we know to come in direct contact with the Greeks, both in the way of conquest and alliance” Although this statement is unlikely to be true, the significance of Croesus not being Greek is obviously very high. Herodotus tells moral stories using historical figures, Croesus being one of them. For example, the story of him and Solon, which is almost certainly untrue when we see Croesus ignoring a wise person’s thoughts and advice....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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How to Assimilate into a New Culture in Julia Alvarez's Bilingual Sestina - The frustratingly reminiscent tone encompassed in Julia Alvarez’s “Bilingual Sestina” works to emphasize the author’s difficulties of assimilating into a new culture. When she looks back and reflects on her past memories in her hometown, she yearns for the same simplistic lifestyle. Correspondingly, the constant repetition of the six end words further expresses her conflictions as she must fuse together two different cultures to truly find her identity. The author’s diction heightens the confusion and difficulties the English language evokes, as her simple method of communication progressively becomes more complicated....   [tags: english, language, communication]
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The Effects of Industrialization on Norway’s Economy, Environment and Population - The Effects of Industrialization on Norway’s Economy, Environment and Population Up until the beginning of the twentieth century, Norwegians were primarily fisherman and farmers. The fishing industry has been the basis of life and culture in Norway for hundreds of years. The fishing industry is still very important in Norway, however the discovery of oil in the North Sea has had a huge impact on the Norwegian economy and culture. Oil discoveries in the North Sea have made Norway a wealthy nation....   [tags: Norway Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Hemingway Style Analysis - 1 Earnest Hemingway is one of Americas foremost authors. His many works, their style, themes and parallels to his actual life have been the focus of millions of people as his writing style set him apart from all other authors. Many conclusions and parallels can be derived from Earnest Hemingway's works. In the three stories I review, ?Hills Like White Elephants?, ?Indian Camp. and ?A Clean, Well-lighted Place. we will be covering how Hemingway uses foreigners, the service industry and females as the backbones of these stories....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cartesian Dualism and Gilbert Ryle - Over the years, many philosophers have tried to answer the elusive mind-body problem. There has been a wide range of approaches to comprehend this matter, but perhaps none as renowned as Cartesian dualism. This theory, proposed by René Descartes in the early seventeenth century, is still central to modern metaphysical discourse. His teachings through the Meditations have been both revered and scrutinized, and still have withstood many other’s attempts to disprove them. One of his biggest critics of the twentieth century was Gilbert Ryle....   [tags: Cartesian Dualism, Mind-Body Problem]
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The Opium War - China has 5000 years of history which experienced wars, collapses, failures and successes. The Opium War in the year 1839 and 1856 marked the changing point of China’s trade policy with foreigners, especially with British in opium and tea. China changed from getting tributes to being forced to sign the Nanjing Treaty and Tianjing Treaty with British and French. Due to China’s over confidence and unwelcome attitude toward foreigners and opium, it caused the British to declare the Opium War to China which made Chinese suffer for many years, but at the same time it also forced China to open its doors to the foreigners....   [tags: Chinese History, China Trade] 2803 words
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Developing Global Cultural Competency - ... Developing global cultural competency is one of the most challenging aspects of working globally due to managing different business operations and management styles that each have its own organisational culture that differ from others.What is consider a viable management theory in one organisational culture may be inadequate in a different organisational culture.Thus managers are required to recognize and adapt to different work styles and cultures in order for these different business operations to operate smoothly Intercultural encounters are often accompanied by similar psychosocial and social processes....   [tags: acculturation, individuals, behaviors] 672 words
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Binary Oppisition - Binary Opposition In Greek tragedy there are many themes that are contrasted with each other. This is known as binary opposition, which s defined as a contrast of themes that are the opposite poles of each other. There are many conflicts in Euripides’ Medea and Bacchae: perhaps the three most conspicuous oppositions are rational versus irrational, foreigner versus natives, and stereotypical dichotomy of female and male. The first binary opposite in Euripides plays are rational versus irrational thinking, his characters are changing constantly within the plays; there are a couple of characters that stays in a rational thinking which they do not favor any side of the conflict....   [tags: Greek, Corinthian Women] 1046 words
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Suspenseful Plot in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White - The nineteenth century mystery novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins excites the reader with detailed descriptions and a suspenseful plot. The testimony of multiple characters reveals the story of Laura Fairlie’s arranged marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Percival’s friend, Count Fosco, is at his side, and Marian Halcombe, Laura’s half-sister, is at her side. Walter Hartright, a watercolor artist, finds himself residing with Laura temporarily as he is hired to teach her his art. The two soon fall in love, changing Laura’s plans to marry Percival....   [tags: the woman in white]
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Immigration Reform in the USA and Moral Knowledge - It is often said that the United States of America is a country of immigrants, also referred to as a melting pot. In fact, majority of people today can say that they are children of immigrants. Every year, countless of people arrive from their native land to America, with the hopes of rebuilding a better life and future for themselves and their family. Are they to blame. It is even stated in the national anthem, which is always sung with great pride and passion, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave”....   [tags: Scriptural View, Racial Profiling]
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Consideration When Opening a Retail Business in an Asian Country - When trying to figure out which Asian country is the most suitable for retail business, there are plausible countries that come to mind. The best ones to open in though are quite a handful and Singapore is the best of the lot. Singapore is among the most developed countries in Asia and this can be proven by the number of businesses which are thriving there. A lot of investors from foreign countries are streaming into the country to open all kinds of businesses and once they do, they enjoy profits which are guaranteed....   [tags: requirements, register, market] 595 words
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The Jacques Derrida - ... In other words, how an ‘Other’ can become a foreigner, but not forcing them into assimilating into society. According to Derrida, this interaction is defined by a series of violences committed on the part of the host towards the guest. “This person imposes on him translation into their own language, and that’s the first act of violence. That is where the question of hospitality begins: must we ask the foreigner to understand us, to speak our language, in all the senses of this term, in all its possible extensions, before being able and so as to be able to welcome him into our country?” (Of Hospitality, 15)....   [tags: controversy, theories, philosophy] 1993 words
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The Wretched of the Earth, by Frantz Fanon: The Native Intellectual's Alliance with the Lumpenproletariat - The native intellectual’s alliance with the lumpenproletariat. In Fanon’s, The Wretched of the Earth, he sees the Native Intellectual as aggressive for command, nonviolent, a modern voice, and strategic. “The native intellectual has clothed his aggressiveness in his barely veiled desire to assimilate himself to the colonial world. He used his aggressiveness to serve his own individual interests,” (60). Here, Fanon emphasizes the native intellectual’s aggressiveness for power. He has hid his initial plan to eliminate the settler and take his position of authority, by assimilating to his beliefs....   [tags: Plans to Govern, Colonization] 784 words
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