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Spider Silk is the Material of the Future - Spider Silk - the Material of the Future Abstract: Spider silk is well known for its strength yet elastic nature, and for this reason scientists and engineers from a wide variety of fields have begun researching its structure and the possibility and methods of synthesizing spider silk for industrial use. However, extraction of silk from spiders is not cost effective, so most research is focused on synthesis of spider silk either chemically or using DNA recombinant technology. Although research is still at an early stage and ongoing, it is only a matter of time before spider silk can be successfully synthesized for industrial use....   [tags: Material Silk]
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A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk - A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk Abstract Despite their seemingly similar exteriors, the chemical structures and production methods of natural silk and the artificial silks rayon and nylon are quite different. Silk yarn, extracted from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori moth, is made up of fibroin molecules with beta-pleated sheet secondary structures. The fibroin molecules consist of crystalline fibers constructed of regularly paralleled, unfolded polypeptide chains of polyglycylalanine mixed with an amorphous part....   [tags: Artificial Silk Synthetic Material Rayon Nylon]
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Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman - Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman This book was given to me by a good friend who knew that I had an interest in Asia. I chose to read it because it was a true story and was told that it was a good read.      The author travels to China as an English teacher for the Hunan Medical School. There he stayed for two years picking up many anecdotes along the way. The author already had spent a large amount of his life studying Chinese language and the martial arts. However, when he arrives in China he meets teachers who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting a particular art or skill, whether it be martial arts or calligraphy....   [tags: Iron and Silk China Chinese Oppression Essays] 633 words
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The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings - The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings              The attempt to escaping reality proves to be a timeless act in "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin. The wishful Mrs. Sommers surprisingly finds herself with a sum of money unusually large for her circumstances and in her relishing and spending it reveals herself to be truly a woman of good intentions but who is weak for the intensity of the moment. Chopin has developed a character in Mrs. Sommers who plays out the fantasy of all people, rich or poor: to be someone they are not and for a day live someone else's life....   [tags: Pair Silk Stockings]
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The Silk Road - Long before there were trains, ships and airplanes to transport goods from one place to another, there was the Silk Road. Beginning in the sixth century, this route was formed and thus began the first major trade system. Although the term “Silk Road” would lead one that it was on road, this term actually refers to a number of different routes that covered a vast amount of land and were traveled by many different people. Along with silk, large varieties of goods were traded and traveled along this route both going to and from China....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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Silk - The Queen of Fibers - Silk, sometimes affectionately referred to as the “queen of fibers,” is the strongest natural fiber in the world, and it is used to make expensive cloth. There’s more to silk, though, than being great to make fine garments. Did you know that a thread of silk can be stronger than some kinds of steel. Probably not. We hope to give you more insight into the wonders of silk in our report. THE DISCOVERY OF SILK One of the only – if not the only – documentation on the discovery of silk is an ancient Chinese legend....   [tags: Textiles ]
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The Silk Road in the Human Experience - Over the course of history, few human systems have held higher importance than the Silk Road in the Human Experience. The silk roads, lasting from roughly 100 BC to 1450 AD, were a series of trade routes stretching nearly 4000 miles across Asia. The long-distance political and economic relations developed between civilizations catalyzed the development of all parties involved. To both Asia and Europe the Roads were a key point of cultural interaction between civilizations, especially in the early travel of both goods and philosophies....   [tags: Huan Systems, Trade Routes, Asia]
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Establishment of the Silk Route - Currently living in the twenty first century we can take modern travel methods from airplanes, vehicles, trains, and ships for granted, altering our perception of the distance we travel significantly. These advanced distribution systems we now employ allow us to exchange culture, products, technology, and ideas by breaking down barriers, truly globalizing the world. Similar to the modern travel marvels we make the most of today, years ago before human’s relationship to machine, the silk route provided that ability to connect multiple countries....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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History Of The Silk Road - The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean completely changed the world. These series of trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never seen before. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: transportation, china, mediterranean]
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The Silk Road: Connecting China with The Mediterranean - The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean, completely changed the world. These trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never before seen. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible, due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: silkworm, buddhism, inventions]
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The Silk Road - The four hundred years between the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.- C.E. 220) and the establishment of the Tang dynasty (618-906) mark a division in the history of China. During this period, foreign invasion, transcontinental trade, and missionary ambition opened the region to an unprecedented wealth of foreign cultural influences. These influences were both secular and sacred. Nomads, merchants, emissaries and missionaries flooded into China, bringing new customs, providing exotic wares, and generating new religious beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Development of Silk Road and International Trade Market - ... However, trades of goods were not the only product of the Silk Road. The merchants along the Silk Road also exchanged technologies and cultures between them. One example of the exchange of technology is the technique behind the production of silk. The Roman Empire eventually learned the techniques to cultivate silk through the trade of technologies between the merchants. A history account recorded: “two Assyrian Christian monks who visited China learned the secret of silk production.” [3]. Other than technology, religions and cultures were traded like commodities between the merchants....   [tags: east, west, technologies, merchants] 1204 words
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Analysis of the Silk Road’s Impact on Cultural Diffusion. - Part A Plan of Investigation This investigation attempts to analyze the Silk Road’s impact on cultural diffusion. The Silk Road was a trade route connecting Eastern China to the Mediterranean regions. It was incredibly important because it brought Europe, Asia, and the Middle East together in trade, and allowed them to trade goods and ideas. The parameters are the cultural diffusion east meets west and the spread of religion. It will focus on the time period between the 2nd and the late 17th centuries and the places investigated will be the west, (made up of Europe and the Middle-East) and the east (which refers to most of Asia, although in this investigation it will focus mostly on China)...   [tags: history, anthropology]
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A Pair Of Silk Stockings - Kate Chopin again writes another short story with a way of getting the attention of the reader in a short period of time. “A Pair of Silk Stockings” is based in early to mid 1900's in a average town. Shops, a theater and such lies in the center of town. The author tells of a widowed mother that is not so well off, that discovers a sum of money and is taken away in her own shopping spree and perhaps her own dreams. Mrs. Sommers is a middle aged timid mother of a handful of children, and is apparently not well to do anymore after her husband’s death; Not that she probably ever was, but more so than her luck would have it now....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Silk - Research Method - Do you know the process that goes into making silk. Many people over look this fine, luxurious garment. When I first heard that we had to do an I-search, I was overwhelmed by the choices. I made many changes before finally settling on this topic. When I first though of how to make silk, I didn't think that it would be that hard with the right tools. Although I knew that the fibers came from the silk worm's cocoon I still didn't know how they got it unraveled. I also thought that they only made silk in China....   [tags: essays research papers] 723 words
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Overview and History of the Great Wall of China - Introduction The China’s Great Wall is one of the most spectacular and lasting structural feat ever conceived by the human mind. It is considered as the monument to the Chinese civilization constructed at extreme costs and under myriad sacrifices including loss of lives from hard labor for a worthy cause. The Great Wall, which is translated in Chinese as Chang Cheng was originally constructed to provide protection to the Chinese farmers from the marauding nomadic raiders who raided villages for food....   [tags: Line of Defense, Silk Road]
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The Underground Online Revolution: Online Black Markets and the Bitcoin - Picture an innocent looking online marketplace, similar to those in which you shop for discounted books on Amazon or cheap surfboards on eBay, except you have the option to purchase marijuana, acid, fake passports and licenses, hacking services and potentially the ability to “order a hit” on someone, this my friends, is the Silk Road and it does have a captain. He goes by the alias of “Dread Pirate Roberts,” he’s pocketed $80 million in commissions, and he is the operator of one of the most notorious online black markets which accumulated $1.2 billion in total sales with its nearly one million customers....   [tags: Silk Road, website, trade, Dread Pirate Roberts]
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William Kinmond’s What a newsman found who got into red China and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk - William Kinmond’s What a newsman found who got into red China and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk In William Kinmond’s “What a newsman found who got into red China” and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk, the reader experiences a mental ride of China. Both Salzman and Kinmond use subtlety and skill to write about what they found in Red China. The texts’ have somewhat different subject matters because each writer visited China with different motives and at different time periods. As the title suggests, Kinmond who goes to China in 1957 is there to report for the Canadian newspaper ‘The Globe and Mail’....   [tags: China Train Salzman Kinmond Essays]
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Asia as a Global Economic Player - In today’s world Asia is an economic power house due to the two largest and most populated countries in the world, China and India. “In the thousand years from 500 to 1500, Asia was an astonishing, connected and creative place. It had the five largest cities in the world, all at the heart of great empires. A few, such as Delhi, Beijing and Istanbul remain major cities today” (Gordon. Pg. Vii). The history shows that these two countries have always been the centre of attention and desired by many invaders for wealth and power....   [tags: Economy, Religion, Culture, Politics] 1392 words
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Asia as a Global Player - In today’s world Asia is an economic power house due to the two largest and most populated countries in the world, China and India. “In the thousand years from 500 to 1500, Asia was an astonishing, connected and creative place. It had the five largest cities in the world, all at the heart of great empires. A few, such as Delhi, Beijing and Istanbul remain major cities today” (Gordon. Pg. Vii). The history shows that these two countries have always been the centre of attention and desired by many invaders for wealth and power....   [tags: Asian Economy, History] 1442 words
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The Advanced Materials Revolution - Steel: (for all intents and purposes) was invented in 1855 by Henry Bessemer(Mary Bellis). Science the amazing innovation that has changed the world incredible things have been made from the material from bridged cables and cross beams to arresting wires on aircraft carriers that stop monumental force and speed. It is truly an amazing martial, but eventually it snaps, breaks or tears due to the separation of the molecules. Also steel is not the most flexible material there is which may sound good for what it is used for, construction....   [tags: Materials Of The Future]
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The Insertion of L. hesperus TuSp1 gene into B. mori - Figure 1. TuSp1 molecular structure (Solution structures of TuSp1 domains). The amino acid sequence of the TuSp1 gene contains a signal peptide at the N terminus that is adjacent to the NTD non repetitive sequence. There is also a non repetitive sequence at the C terminus (CTD). Linked to the CTD there is a RP2 type two repetitive sequence. Also present are 20 identical type 1 repetitive sequences ( RP1). Pictures A-H represent the different TuSp1 gene domains. Pictures A-D represent NTD, RP1, RP2 and CTD domains respectively....   [tags: L. hesperus TuSp1 gene]
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Spiders and Arachnids: Similar Yet Different - Many people think that spiders and arachnids are synonyms with the same meaning and classifications. Through this piece, one will understand various differences and similarities between the two. Spiders are a member of the order, Araneae, class, Arachnids, and the phylum, Anthropods. Within the arachnid class lies much diversity and a few common traits. Spiders are grouped into this class as well as scorpions, ticks, mites, and many more organisms. The order, Araneae, is comprised of spiders. How do spiders and arachnids compare....   [tags: Insects]
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Roth: The Stain of Mankind - The Stain of Mankind In life you are faced with many challenges and hardships. It is these experiences and how you react to them that shapes and gives you your character. The Human Stain, a novel by Philip Roth is a detailed account of the past of the characters and how the choices that they made build them to be the person that they are today. Everyone has things that they are not proud of from their past. These are essentially the human stains that Roth used as a foundation for The Human Stain....   [tags: Literature]
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The History of Bulletproof Clothing - Bulletproof clothing is the most interesting thing I have ever seen in my life. There is not really a problem of bulletproof clothing besides it is very expensive to make it. It is very expensive just because of the materials. The materials are spider-silk, vectran and Kevlar. The history of bulletproof has been worn for thousands of years. Even the medieval Europe worn body armor. By the 1500’s, they changed the development of cannons and guns. Bulletproof in the encyclopedia means the protection of bullets, knives and puncture wounds....   [tags: bulletproof, kevlar, body armor]
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Genghis Khan: More than a Barbarian - Many people have heard of Genghis Khan, most people know he was a great conqueror, but very little people know of his non-military achievements. With just enough warriors to fill a modern football stadium, Genghis Khan conquered lands from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. Khan connected Europe and Asia in trade and diplomatic relations when before his time, they had never even heard of each other. Khan improved the political structure, studied science and philosophy, invented investing back into the economy, and improved the education of the common man....   [tags: europe, asia, warriors]
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Conflicts Ancient And Modern In The Human Stain - In Philip Roth's The Human Stain, Roth utilizes multiple conflicts and allusions within the story to explore human nature and the reasons that people choose the paths to settle conflicts. In the opening and closing scenes, many conflicts are being discovered as well as resolved. The conflicts include white versus black, right versus wrong, ideology versus ambition, and loyalty versus betrayal. Roth uses the Berkshire community and the small Athena College in 1998 as a microcosm of the world in which he uses these conflicts, as well as classical and literary allusions to bring to light all of the possible decisions of the past and outcomes of the future....   [tags: Philip Roth] 1340 words
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Cultural References in Ah Mah - Cultural References in Ah Mah      In almost every piece of literature there can be found references to the author’s or the narrator’s culture. Having an understanding of this culture can help one better understand a literary work. Reading a work that contains references to a culture can also spark interest and inspire the reader to learn more about the culture that is represented in the work. One such piece of literature is the poem "Ah Mah," written by Shirley Geok-lin Lim. This poem contains many references to Chinese culture that are very interesting and inspire curiosity....   [tags: mah]
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Globalization: The Expansion of Large Empires - Globalization is best defined as the global interaction of distant people influenced by cultural exchange. Globalization can be traced back to the early 500’s and is still dominant in today’s society. Early civilizations were never isolated from their neighbors, leaving a door open for cross-cultural exchanges. Through empire expansion, trade, revolutions, ideologies, and technology, globalization has played a major role in history and also in shaping the world today, making it one of history’s most significant phenomena....   [tags: cultural exchange, revolution, trade, economy]
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The age of Discovery - The age of discovery had many aspects that made it unique from other time periods. During this time period the networks of trade were formed between people who wanted similar goods. There were religions discovered that did not resemble the religion of the Europeans. Trading also differed for some countries such as Africa, who used the barter system. In the end, the Europeans were appealed by countries that allowed them monetary gain rather than countries who would not serve a purpose for profit....   [tags: Trade, Network, History, Religions] 1495 words
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Cross-Cultural Interactions And Inter-Regional Trade In Southeast Asia - During the Post-Classical Era, many inter-reigonal networks were created, and many other trade networks that became gateways for the spread of religion, as well as the development of cultures, were expanded. With these expansions came the development of economic integration and a market economy. Increased agricultural production helped facilitate the development of trade. Along with the expansion of the Tang and Song dynasties in China, the influence of Chinese goods, inventions and religion became evident in many distinct parts of the Indian Ocean Basin....   [tags: Asian History] 1055 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Synthetic and Natural Fibers - Synthetic and natural fibers are the most essential part in clothes manufacturing. They make up the clothing we wear everyday. Fibers are made up of polymers, which are an arrangement of large molecules that are then made up of groups of even smaller molecules that are linked together to form a large chain structure. The smaller molecules are called monomers, and when they join together larger molecules are produced, making macromolecules (Bailey). Synthetic fibers are made up of polymers giving them more unique abilities while still being an affordable alternative to natural fabrics....   [tags: clothes, fibers, polymers, nylon] 846 words
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Andy Warhol's Influence on the Art World - When you go to an art show do you understand the symbolic interpretation of the pieces. Don’t feel bad, most people don’t. What’s so upsetting about that is that you really miss out on the experience. When I think about interpretation of art I think of Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol’s use of iconography changed not only the art world but the people who came into contact with his art. Once you understand his life and art, you will understand his art as a symbolic representation. Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1928....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Impacts and Spread of Tang Inventions - During the Tang Dynasty, people in China invented many technologies that were widely used and spread throughout the whole world. Although some ancient Chinese had already invented similar technologies, in this time period was when the technologies were more improved and widely spread. The greatest and well-known technologies the Chinese developed were called “the four great inventions” including the gunpowder, paper making, printing and the compass. What impact did these technologies have on China....   [tags: tang dynasty, gunpowder, compass, printing]
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Renaissance Influence on Modern Day Fashion - Many people would not believe that there are so many similarities between modern day fashion and the fashion of the renaissance time period. Many differences may be seen between the two, but the similarities are remarkable. Throughout all of time, clothing has been the major representation of social classes. What people wear has always been the distinguishing factor between the wealthy and the poor classes of both the renaissance and current time period. The evolution from time period to time period has been vast, but the fact that what people wear represents what class they reside in is still very prevalent....   [tags: Fashion]
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Age of Discovery - The age of discovery had many aspects that made it unique from other time periods. During this time period the networks of trade were formed between people who wanted similar goods. There were religions discovered that did not resemble the religion of the Europeans. Trading also differed for some countries such as Africa, who used the barter system. In the end, the Europeans were drawn to countries that allowed them monetary gain rather than countries who would not serve a purpose for profit. During the early 16th century the networks between Asia and Europe were based on trade....   [tags: Religion, World History, Trade, Informative] 1370 words
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the Great plague of europe - The Black Plague was a horrific point in the world’s history, but was it all just death and horror. The Plague was not only a terrible pandemic but a transition between the middle ages and the renaissance. It had changed not only the lives of the people in the time period of when the pandemic had started, but it had also changed the lives of many people today and the ways people live. The Plague had spread exceedingly fast throughout Europe and Asia. It also had enormous effects on the Economy, Culture and Religion.It caused widespread persecutions of minorities like Jews and lepers, and created a general morbid mood, which influenced people to live for the moment, unsure of their daily surv...   [tags: Feudal System, Transition to Rennaissance]
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A Brief History of China - China is on the verge of becoming the next Super Power like the United States and Great Britain. The reason why I am writing this paper is to relay information to you regarding China as it was and how it is now. China blossomed quicker than any other country in the beginning and later stalled in progress throughout its history. Culture is the end statement of a people’s identity. According to Merriam-Webster it is a way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization (Dictionary)....   [tags: super power, dynasties]
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Silkscreen Printing - Pablo Picasso, a painter from the 19th century once said; “Action is the foundational key to all success.” (BrainyQuote.com). During the Song Dynasty (960-1269 A.D.) the early Chinese took action when they discovered that through the use of pre-formed stencils they could create much desired patterns and designs on material and entire other countries to trade other products for their highly desired textiles. Originally introduced in America in the 1930s, this type of printing has become diversified and more popular over the years....   [tags: Prinitng]
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Ancient Chinese Fashion - Missing Figures Introduction Ancient China had a different style of clothes than the United States. The clothes worn all depended on which the dynasty or year they were in. Chinese people always took in the styles, which they were supposed to wear very quickly, although the dynasties changed. In many ways the items they wore had a connection with demons and/or evil spirits. The Ancient Chinese had a very unique sense of style. Clothes Clothing embroided the harmonious relationship between nature and people....   [tags: Chinese History] 1128 words
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The Black Widow Spider - Black Widow Spider Classification The spider is a wide known organism with a wide influence on life. The black widow spider is just one of over 30,000 types of spiders. Black Widow is a common name for the spider which is classified scientifically as K: Animalia, P: Arthropoda, C: Arachnida, O: Araneae, F: Theridiidae, G:Latrodectus, S: mactans. The species name mactans specifies the southern black widow spider. There are 31 different species from the genus Latrodectus. This genus is commonly referred to as widow spiders....   [tags: biology, entomology, arachnids]
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The Founder of Pop Art: Andy Warhol - The Founder of Pop Art: Andy Warhol Andy Warhol is the god father of Pop Art. His window advertisements were the beginning of an era where art would be seen in an array of forms away from the traditional paintings and sculptures of the old world. His love of bright colors and bold patters along with his quirky personality paved the way for his successful career as a major figure in the pop art movement. Warhol was born in 1930, in the town of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. His parents were Czech immigrants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Men’s Fashion in Victorian London - Men’s Fashion in Victorian London The first purpose of Clothes . . . was not warmth or decency, but ornament . . . -- Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book I, Chapter 5. Men’s fashion was very formal and conservative, reflecting the mores of the Victorian era. Poor, cherubic Mr. Reginald Wilfer longs for the time when he is able to have an entirely new outfit. Men’s Undergarments * Flannel and wool underclothing prevailed through the Victorian age. * Vests and undershirts were the most common form of undergarments....   [tags: Victorian Era] 574 words
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Opium Wars - Opium Wars and They Changed China In the early eighteen hundreds, Britain and other European countries demanded more and more Chinese commodities, especially tea and silk. However, only the port in Canton was opened to foreign countries, and Chinese would not take any other form of payments besides silver. The desire to make China into a free market that foreigners have more access to and the increasing, though illegal, European opium import to China eventually created tension between the European countries, especially Britain, and the Chinese government (Allingham Par....   [tags: china, religious freedom, england]
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American Civil War - In 1861, the American Civil War commenced after many years of tension building between the Northern and Southern states. The main reason of the tension was said to be the debate of slavery between the North and South, and although some documents support this claim, it is false. The war had been brewing since 1607, before slavery was even introduced to the colonies that would become the United States of America. The debate of slavery did play a major part in the civil war; however it did so in supporting the true cause of the civil war....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Symbols and Symbolism Essay - The Symbolic Stage in The Glass Menagerie - The Symbolic Stage in The Glass Menagerie The symbolic stage properties in The Glass Menagerie reinforces the theme of escaping reality. Lack of a Father leaves Tom the responsibility of caring for the family. The responsibility acquired by Tom causes him to lack a normal life full of decisions and adventure. Instead, Tom is bound to his family by guilt and emotion. The only way Tom can feel that he is living the life he deserves is by escaping reality. The fire escape, the only chance for survival in a burning building of crisis situation....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 364 words
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To Dance at The Palais Royale by Janet McNaughton - To Dance at the Palais Royale written by Janet McNaughton, is an exciting historical fiction novel that follows Agnes Maxwell on her adventures in the big city of Toronto. McNaughton’s novel is an accurate description of the technology available and fashion trends of the late 1920s. She includes many details in her novel such as the refrigerator, which was accurately described. McNaughton incorporates the use of the Victrola, a popular phonograph used in the 1920s and Agnes Maxwell has the chance to wear a beautiful dancing dress typical of the time period....   [tags: refrigerator, victrola, agnes maxwell]
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China, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Global Economy - To properly consider the impact of integrating with the global economy on China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia, it is useful to first define the global economy. When did it come into being. Frank (1998) posits that a global economy had existed since the start of the thirteenth century. Although financial flows were limited, there was a burgeoning exchange of commodities between Asian and European economies. Of the Asian economies, China and India stood out for the extensiveness of their trade links and magnitude of their trade volumes....   [tags: Macroeconomics]
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The Impact of Globalization on our Society - To what extent should contemporary society respond to the legacies of historical globalization. In Romeo Dallaire's writing, "Shake Hands with the Devil", he discusses whether or not globalization has a positive impact on our society. I agree with Romeo Dallaire comment that we should continue with legacies of globalization and it should continue to be embraced in the world around us. Mr. Dallaire states that all humans should be equal and no one should be placed above one another." If we believe that all humans are humans then how are we going to prove it?" Globalization has also helped to improve many third world countries over the past decade or two....   [tags: Globalization, sociology]
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Change in DiapersTrade in the Far East - After Europeans arrived in East Asia via the Indian Ocean, trade in the Far East changed dramatically moving towards a globalized economy. Between 1450 (39 years before the arrival of Vasco Da Gama) until 1750, the levels of trade in Asia reached a new peak; initial changes came in the form of the addition of new goods; and the eventual addition of colonization into the Indian Ocean Trade Network ultimately turned traditional “trade” into imperial relations. However, the importance of raw materials and the main Asian groups involved in the Indian Ocean trade network largely remained constant after European exposure until the start of British Imperial rule of India....   [tags: Globalized Economy, Europe Asia]
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