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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 Story of an Hour and A Pair of Silk Stockings

- ... Leading in realism, Kate Chopin is an influential writer during the realism philosophical era. She is inferior in her time and age and men at the time were the more dominant figure in society, Kate Chopin changed that. In her short stories for example “The Story of an Hour”, the main character Louise Mallard’s husband dies due to a train accident. Josephine, Louise’s sister, was the one who broke the news to her. “when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard’s name leading the lost of “killed.””(Chopin 1) She is in such shock that it paralysis her to accept its significance, and she cried “at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.”.(Ch...   [tags: Realism movement in literature]

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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]

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Kate Chopin 's A Pair Of Silk Stockings

- Kate Chopin was the voice of many women during an age where their voices were muffled and silenced. Being a widowed wife in the late 1800 's raising six children Kate Chopin influenced her writing on women in society. Kate was surrounded by a family of strong widowed women including her grandmother and mother. Chopin made her writings a window into her life experiences and views and portrays them within her story lines and characters. She embodied in her writing the influence of the time period in which she lived in where women were often inferior to men and having sexual desires were inappropriate....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Short story, Wife]

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Victorian Era in Kate Chopin's A Pair of Silk Stockings

- ... Kate uses imagery to create meaning to every object in the short story. “But she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things—with both hands now, holding them up to see them glisten, and to feel them glide serpent-like through her fingers” (Chopin). The silk stocking represents Ms. Sommer’s temptation for having something that suits her desires. When she thinks about the future it looks like a thin monster and instead she lives by everyday life. A women’s determination is to live day by day since they don’t always have the opportunity to satisfy their needs....   [tags: desires, isolation, dream]

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Consequenses of Freedom in The Story of an Hour" and "A Pair of Silk Stocking" by Chopin

- In "The Story of an Hour" and "A pair of silk stocking" Chopin illustrates how women face the consequences of never acquiring happiness in their lives if they follow the ways society expects them too. In "the story of an hour" Chopin discuss how getting married can lead you to live a life of anguish. In the beginning of the short story Mrs. Mallard revives terrible news that her husband has been recently killed, she "Wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment." This intense reaction is how society would expect her to act if your husband dies....   [tags: society, happiness, responsibilities]

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The Silk Stockings By Kate Chopin

- In the story “The Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin, the main character is named Mrs. Sommers. For some reason, Chopin never gives Mrs. Sommers a first name. In this semi-ironic story, Mrs. Sommers is a young mother with four kids that keep her pretty occupied, but one day she receives a good amount of money. Her marriage is not explained in a lot of detail, but it hints that the marriage itself is quite weak. This story that Chopin writes at the surface can be taken as a busy mother taking a day for herself, but it has a way deeper meaning than just that....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Gender]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Silk Road '

- This essay is an analysis of the book “The Silk Road: A New History” written by Valerie Hansen in 2012. This book discusses life along the Silk Road and the certain cities that play an important part in the journey along the Silk Road. Along with discussing the life, Hansen tells the story of all of the discoveries that people have found, the most talked about being the discoveries of Aurel Stein. The main point of this book is to show and explain the true life and culture of the Silk Road. Many people have the wrong perception of the Silk Road, so Hansen tries to debunk false thoughts about the road....   [tags: Silk Road, Trade, Thing, Silk]

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International Trade : The Silk Road

- Today when people go to a store, there is no surprise if they find a majority of goods from foreign countries making their way to the United States. Businesses are importing shirts made in India, computers made in China, and wines made in Italy as well as exporting U.S goods to the rest of the world. Things made around the world are being exchanged on a daily basis between countries with no direct geographical connection through international trading. The idea of international trading has become one of the most important vehicles for good, culture and innovation exchange....   [tags: Silk Road, Central Asia, Xinjiang, Han Dynasty]

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The Era Of The Silk Road

- The standard American family has a multitude of bowls and other dining ware. These pieces seem trivial to the average person. Looking back to the era of the silk road one can see that these dishes made of porcelain altered human history. Europeans traveled across the silk road and to China looking for extravagant goods that they were unable to find in their native lands. Europeans valued exotic items that would give them increased status. Porcelain appealed to Europeans due to the increased quality over that of dishes that could be found throughout Europe....   [tags: China, Civilization, Silk Road, Chinese art]

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New Silk Road Economic Belt

- Based on the strategic vision of the Chinese government to build the new Silk Road Economic Belt. This paper aims to discuss the new development scenario in Syria, according to "shaped: 廾Gǒng: hands joined". Analysis of the information collected for proposing a new development axes that constitute a schematic depth of the coastal region. As a base to lead the development process and reconstruction in the future due to local and international properties. Also, to keep pace the idea of reviving the historical silk road through Syria....   [tags: Silk Road, China, Chinese character]

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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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The Silk Road International Film Festival

- The Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is the third international film festival in China. It has been alternatively hosted in Xi’an and Fuzhou annually for three times since 2014. As a newcomer to the festival circuit, SRIFF has its own feature which can trace back to the idea of the ancient Silk Road as well as connect to the recently Chinese economic strategies of the “One Belt and One Road” (OBOR) and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The main purpose of the OBOR strategy is to create the economic bond between China and the countries along the path of the ancient Silk Road which would encourage the trading from one’s supply to the other’s demand....   [tags: Silk Road, China, Tang Dynasty, Movie theater]

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A Pair of Tickets, by Amy Tan

-      Amy Tan’s classic short story, “A Pair of Tickets”, is a coming of age story as the protagonist wakes up to her heritage when she travels to her native land, but it is also a story of internal racial tension. Not in the sense of one class looking down on another but of the internal racial tension that rages on inside Jing-mei as the battle between what she is by birth and what she is by nature tears her apart when she suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after her mother dies....   [tags: A Pair of Tickets Essays]

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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]

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Significance Of China 's Silk Road, Technological Advancements, And Beliefs Shared Between Territories

- The significance of China’s Silk Road, technological advancements, and beliefs shared between territories from (800 to 1100 C.E.), helped create a structure of trading across borders that helped mold and propel China toward becoming a world leader, in their financial and political endeavors of today 's world. During this time Chinese people were subjected to confrontations and conflicts, inside their own country, in addition to those from foreign lands. Despite this turmoil, they had the most economic growth in the first four centuries, from the expansion of major cities, to the spread of literature, and an increased emphasis on education....   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Silk Road, Yuan Dynasty]

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Christmas Decorations : Stockings, Candles And More

- Must-Have Christmas Decorations: Stockings, candles and more December is in full swing and Christmas preparations are heating up. The best part about the season is the Christmas decorations, which immediately add that festive feel to your space. So, what are the essential decorations you need to get this season. Here is our list of the must-have Christmas decorations to a merry space. A Christmas Wreath If there’s one way to spot the season has begun, it’s when the wreaths appear on the doors....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas lights]

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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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The Silk Road

- ... The second most important point on the Silk Road is the city of Dunhuang. Dunhuang provided not only a strategic point for the Chinese military and a launching point for caravans going westward, but also had a large cultural impact on Buddhism with the Mogao caves just south of the city. Despite the fact that Chinese dynasties throughout the years claimed territory west of Dunhuang and reinforced it with some military support and the Great Wall, Dunhuang provided a key chokepoint to the large interior of China....   [tags: taklamakan and gobi deserts]

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Pair and Extra-Pair Copulation of Asian Openbill Storks

- Pair and extra-pair copulation of Asian openbill storks: Abstract: The copulatory behaviour of Asian openbill stork was observed in the heronry for two years. Atotal of 282 pair copulation attempts (PCAs) and 41 extra-pair copulation attempts (EPCAs) (14.53% of all copulation attempts) were observed among 30 focal pairs. 85% of PCAs and 50% of EPCAs resulted in cloacal contact. Thirteen males (43%) and 21 (70 %) females were involved in EPCAs. There was a correlation between the time that female spent alone on the nest and the occurrence of EPCAs during the presumed fertile period of the female....   [tags: Biology]

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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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A Pair Of Tickets By Amy Tan

- “A Pair of Tickets” The struggle of self identity as she realized that all this while, her mother was right. Once you are born Chinese, you cannot help but feel and think Chinese. Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” presents an incredibly interesting perspective of a woman named Jing mei who is traveling through her native country of china, embarks on this journey of self-discovery to find her true chinese roots. The opening scene of "A Pair of Tickets" is an appropriate setting for Jing mei remark of becoming Chinese, because the introduction grabs the audience attention....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, Birth order]

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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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A Pair Of Tickets By Amy Tan

- “The minute our train leaves the Hong Kong border and enters Shenzhen, China, I feel different. I can feel the skin on my forehead tingling, my blood rushing through a new course, my bones aching with a familiar old pain. And I think, my mother was right. I am becoming Chinese. (179). In the story A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan, the protagonist character, Jing-mei, finds herself in several difficult situations due to how her social and cultural upbringing has shaped her. She finds herself pulled between her Chinese DNA and her American background....   [tags: Family, China, Short story, Sibling]

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The Silk Road in Ancient China

- In ancient China, the Silk Road was an invaluable highway system used to transport valuable trade items and knowledge and ideas throughout Asia. Many valuable goods were shipped off and profit was made from trading with Rome, India, and China. With the Silk Road, valuable goods and ideas spread efficiently; areas were revolutionized and it allowed for cultural diffusion to occur. Many valuables were exchanged along the Silk Road, not only were items traded, but new ideas as well. One of “the most valuable item of trade was silk, but jade, pearls, coral, glass, fine linen and wool were also brought on the road by merchants” (Cultural Exchange)....   [tags: asia, valuable goods]

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A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan is a Chinese American writer, whose short stories portray the theme that finding the balance between heritage and culture is not always easy. This is seen through Amy Tan’s own life experience and through a couple of the many short stories she has written, for example, “Two Kinds”, “Rice Husband”, and “A Pair of Tickets”. In the following short stories, the daughter becomes everything the mother wished for, but meanwhile, the daughter becomes more American like and loses her Chinese values....   [tags: biography, two kinds, rice husband]

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The Cotton Road And The Silk Road

- Throughout history, different areas of the world became accustomed to a smorgasbord of ideas and religions. Eventually, these areas strived to move about the world, in hopes of spreading their culture. Starting in 206 BCE, during the time of the Han Dynasty, merchants began to do just that. This was known as the Silk Road, although it was most certainly not just one road, but a network of roads. The roads ran mainly from East to West and extended to southern Iran, the northern Eurasian steppe, and south over the Hindu Kush to the Indian subcontinent (1)....   [tags: Buddhism, Islam, Gautama Buddha, Kushan Empire]

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The Silk Road by Peter Frankopan

- In history, Afghanistan is surprisingly a mystery to mainstream society. Many do not know that there even was an ancient past to this land. This is mainly because it played a smaller part in the world compared to the Persian Empire. One of the most prominent features of ancient Afghanistan was The Silk Road. This pathway was not just one, singular road, though. It stretched through Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean and even some of Africa, and it was all connected by a multitude of complex routes and systems, through land and sea....   [tags: afghanistan, ancient times, cultural interaction]

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The Silk Road Trade Route

- During 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E., the Silk Road changed from a simple trade route with Europe to an international business, and its political power shifted from the Chinese dynasties to the Mongols taking over the Silk Road; despite these political and economic changes, the Silk Road remained a trade route that facilitated cultural diffusion and exchange. Stretching beyond 4,000 miles and serving as a major trade route between China and western Europe, the Silk Road assimilated different cultures while establishing commerce over the regions....   [tags: China, Mongols, Commerce]

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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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I Was Born on the Silk Road

- “I cannot imagine physically stepping out of Florida.” The words of my fellow classmate rang in my head. I could not fathom the thought of staying in one place; this seemed too foreign and strange to comprehend, as though it was against my nature, my identity. My mind and body have been in motion throughout my life; flowing, and changing as I grew up in India, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE and America. Each holds a foothold in my identity, without complete immersion in any. The motions in my life-helped shape my perspective, behavior, and beliefs but most importantly, it made me realize my identity is an ever-shifting stream of energy....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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The Sounds Of Silk Program

- This article provides a description of the Sounds of Silk program, including the method utilized in this project and factors that contributed to the program’s success. The Sounds of Silk program is a 10-week project in New York City involving three schools, six teachers and 260 5th and 6th graders. The project used a multi-disciplinary approach to introduce students to Chinese music and culture, through live performances and demonstrations by Chinese musicians, student-driven projects and in-class lessons....   [tags: Education, Culture, China, Music]

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British Cotton And Silk Goods

- One of the ways that Britain pacified her daughter economies was to create a system in which her daughters supplied commodities. A method for which did this was to places higher duties on manufactured goods from her daughters, and with India this was also definitely the case. This is seen in the trade of cotton and silk. British cotton and silk goods going to India only had a tariff of 3.5% while Indian cotton goods to England had an importation duty of 10% and Indian silk goods at 20% (Romesh Dutt, C.I.E., 101)....   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Sri Lanka]

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Silk Production in Africa

- SILK PRODUCTION IN AFRICA Recently some African countries recognised a great opportunities and potential in sericulture industry. Sericulture industry is a silk industry or silk farming involving rearing of silk worm and a raw silk production. The Sub Saharan African countries have a suitable environmental and climate conditions all year round to grow the mulberry tree which is needed by the silk worms to live, feed and grow. This industry seems to be very promising agricultural enterprise and if wisely accelerated will bring many employment opportunities in the rural areas of the countries and will help to alleviate poverty....   [tags: sericulture industry]

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A Pair Of Tickets

- A Pair of Tickets This story is about a young Lady that lives in California with her mother and Father. She is however Chinese, and refuses to believe she is. This story is both a mystery and a suspense with in a way a tragically happy ending. By the end of this paper I will show how I come to this conclusion. First I will tell the story in my own words in a shorter version. The lady telling this story is in her thirties. Both her parents are from China, her mother left China in 1944....   [tags: Amy Tan]

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`` Cathedral `` By Raymond Carver And A Pair Of Tickets

- “Cathedral”, written by Raymond Carver and “A Pair of Tickets” written by Amy Tan are two stories very different from each other. They share only a few similarities. The main similarity in the two stories is the plot. In the two stories, they are both meeting someone important for the first time. Although the plot is the same in both stories, the characters in Cathedral and A Pair of Tickets are very different from each other. “Cathedral” is about a man who is meeting his wife’s best friend, who is a blind man named Robert....   [tags: Family, Mother, Woman, Raymond Carver]

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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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Using Silk Screening Or Heat Transfers

- When looking at custom t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, water bottles, etc. you may see different print methods that were used, such as silk screening or heat transfers. Both process have their advantages and disadvantages. A lot of the decision of which method to use will come down to the number of items being produced. For small batches, maybe fewer than ten, it may be cheaper to go with a heat transfer process, but with larger quantities, the times savings will counteract the setup cost and it will wind up costing less all together....   [tags: Printing, Inkjet printer, Printmaking]

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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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A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- "A Pair of Tickets" by Amy Tan In the story "A Pair of Tickets," by Amy Tan, a woman by the name of Jing-mei struggles with her identity as a Chinese female. Throughout her childhood, she "vigorously denied" (857) that she had any Chinese under her skin. Then her mother dies when Jing-Mei is in her 30's, and only three months after her father receives a letter from her twin daughters, Jing-Mei's half sisters. It is when Jing-mei hears her sisters are alive, that she and her dad take a trip overseas to meet her relatives and finally unites with her sisters....   [tags: American Literature]

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Names in A Pair of Tickets

- Names in "A Pair of Tickets" In Amy Tan's "A Pair of Tickets" (the last chapter of The Joy Luck Club), the understanding of the importance of names is the key to truly apprehend a sacred relationship between mother ("Suyuen") and daughters (June or "Jing-Mei", "Chwun Yu" and "Chwun Hwa"). To understand the story as a whole, it is necessary for us to know the meanings of their names. The mother and daughters' names each bears its individual meaning, but all these names are indeed "intertwined" into a deeper relationship among each other....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Literature Chinese Culture Essays]

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A Pair of Tickets Amy Tan

- A Pair of Tickets Amy Tan Amy Tan’s A Pair Of Tickets is a story concerning family and roots. June May, like the author herself, was a Chinese born in USA and grew up with an American background culture, whereas her mother grew up in China and then immigrated to America. Looking at the repeated words, we discussed that one there are many words such as mother, sister, father and Aiyi. Most of the characters in this story belong to one family, June May’s family. It suggests to us that the tale is about relations and where we stand in our family....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Development of Silk Road and International Trade Market

- There exists a time when major civilizations were once divided in nature and were unaware of each other’s existence. The major civilizations developed at an independent rate, and most of the technologies and ideas were innovated without the influence of other civilizations. The Chinese were famed for their production of silk, a valuable textile coveted for its splendid texture and color. The Roman Empire was known for its wealth and domesticated animals. India was famous for its spices [1]. However, this situation then took a drastic change when the Silk Road was established by the Han Dynasty....   [tags: east, west, technologies, merchants]

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Ethnicity and Identity in A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- A Pair of Tickets”, by Amy Tan, is a brief narrative about the conscience and reminiscence of a young Chinese American woman, Jing-Mei, who is on a trip to China to meet her two half-sisters for the first time in her life. Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, converging primarily on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an emigrant from China and the daughter is fully Americanized --yellow on the surface and white underneath. In this story, the mother tries to communicate rich Chinese history and legacy to her daughter, but she is completely ignorant of their heritage....   [tags: heritage, Chinese, daughter]

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The Imporance of the Setting in A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- A Pair of Tickets Since the earliest days of writing and storytelling, Setting has been an imperative part of the storytelling process. Setting is one of many ways a writer can show emotion as well as a plethora of other emotions or experiences in a story. Amy Tan, the author of “A Pair of Tickets”, uses setting to create the feelings being in a mysterious land and being at home at the same time. Setting creates a greater understanding of the struggles that the characters have/are going through during the story....   [tags: chinese, storytelling, wisdom]

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Analysis Of Lisa Barnett 's ' On A Mismatched Pair ' A Valentine '

- Jessica Daniel ENGU3 Mr. Campoli September 29 2014 An Analysis of Literary Devices in Lisa Barnett’s “To a mismatched pair: A valentine” Lisa Barnett was born in 1958 and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor degree in English (Wikipedia). She has co-written 3 novels with her partner Melissa Scott; Point of Hopes, Point of Dreams and Armor of Light. Barnett has received many awards throughout her lifetime such as the American Lambdo Literacy Award for her science fiction writing and has been a semi-finalist for the Discovery/The Nation Award....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Alliteration, Rhyme scheme]

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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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Cross Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Road Networks

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My New Pair of Shoes: Settling Into a New Country

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High Top Black And White Pair Of Sneakers

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The Family Is An African American Pair Of Grandparents -ernie And Audrey

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