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China Men - The Brother in Vietnam

- China Men - The Brother in Vietnam In her tale, "The Brother in Vietnam," author Maxine Hong Kingston relates the drastic misinterpretation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" on the part of the "brother's" students. It is clear to the reader that their disillusioned thoughts and ideas of the world were instilled in their vulnerable minds by their own parents at young ages, an occurrence that still takes place in our society today. In his account of the situation, the brother first clearly makes a note that these confused and suspicious students comprise not one of his elementary classes, but rather his only non-remedial class....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston China Men]

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Kingston's China Men

- Kingston's China Men Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men contains many fables and parables from the Chinese Culture. In "On Mortality" Kingston reveals the story of human mortality and the reason for this mortality. The story focuses largely on human emotions and reactions towards the situations that people find themselves in. It also raises questions about the role of women in the Chinese culture and the attitudes of the culture towards them. The main character, Tu Tzu-chun, is forced to go through a series of tortures that are all illusions....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston China Men]

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Tian An Men Square Killings Diary

- Tian An Men Square Killings Diary Foreword: During my nightmarish time in China I met many people whom I would call heroes. Nothing in this recital is exaggerated. It reads the way it happened. April 3rd As we arrived in Beijing, we were by met Lao Xu our guide and personal VIP pass to all of China's interesting and exiting places. He approached us and introduced himself and gave us a warm, but slightly hesitant welcome. Lao Xu found it difficult to say my name, so he decided he would give me a Chinese name, Shan Da, which means "tall mountain"....   [tags: China Tian An Men Square History]

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Comparing Romeo and Juliet and Maxine Hong - Kingston's China Men

- In Maxine Hong - Kingston's China Men a teacher meets students who perceive Romeo and Juliet very differently than is commonly accepted. These students see it as a horror story rather than a tragic love story. What they witness in their real lives (war, death, murder, etc.) affects how they view everything they encounter. Although these students may have a "colored" view, everything that they see in Romeo and Juliet is actually there. They have not imagined anything. They have gone beyond the commonly accepted reading of the play, and have found what lies underneath the surface of all the romance and poetry....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Differences Between Men And Women

- Gender equality has been an issue in the world for the past century. The contrast between men and women in China begins at home and translates into workplace expectations. In China, the expectation in the home is that men are superior to women and that she should be obliged to serve her husband. According to the Passport to China, “Confucianism is still a major factor in Chinese culture. A direct quote from the Passport to China represents this well. “The Confucian husband rules over his wife as a lord rules his people.” This essentially means that the husband is superior to the woman entirely in households that still maintain the Confucian attitudes of the past....   [tags: China, Confucianism, Childbirth, Han Dynasty]

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China's One Child Policy

- One Child Policy Over population has been a global issue for decades. Medical advances have made it possible for people to live longer and have multiple births, which are just some of the factors contributing to this social problem. Many countries have attempted to battle this issue, but none as intensely as China. China allows the government to have full control over family planning to help reduce the population. In 1979 China created a policy called the "One Child Law" which limits couples to only one child....   [tags: Population Control in China]

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China's One Child Policy

- According to the U.S. Census Bureau the world’s population consists, of more than 7 billion people. China resides as the world’s leading populated country with more than 1.3 billion people. Because, of this over population it maintained fears of their food, resources, and living spaces (International Data Base). The Chinese government then implemented the one-child policy to slow their growing population. The one-child policy has prevailed effectively in slowing down the population growth, but it has caused great anguish among Chinese families....   [tags: Population Control in China]

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China 's One Child Policy

- ... Typically, before the policy change occurred, couples participated in ultrasounds and sex-selective abortions. In most cases, the parents would choose to have a male child rather than female; in China it is a tradition to have a son who could continue the family name (Beech 36). This resulted in a higher number of men than women. In China currently, “there are 18 million more boys than girls under age 15” (Beech 36). This poses an issue due to the immense amount of men who will be unable to marry because of a lack of women in the country....   [tags: People's Republic of China, China, Hong Kong]

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Work of the Christian Missionaries: Converting China to Christianity

- The Christian missionaries knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Going to China at the time was a one way trip to an unknown land. The task of converting China to Christianity was rife with challenges due to continued resistance to any sort of outside influence that was a tradition of China for many years. Never-the-less the missionaries still went to China and by leveraging what advantages they could find, they were able to find some measure of success over the years. One of the men who made so much headway in China was a Jesuit named Ricci....   [tags: religion, china]

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China's One-Child Policy

- “Thousands of women are being dragged out of their homes, thrown into ‘family planning’ cells, strapped to tables, and forced to abort pregnancies, even up to the ninth month. Forced abortion and sterilization are China’s war on women” ("The Reality of China's" 1). This was said by Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Due to the rising population and the one-child policy, there are many human rights violations; however there are organizations, such as Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, which are helping to stop the problem....   [tags: Human Rights Violations in China]

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The Status of Women in China As Explained in Two Essays and A Film

- Throughout time, women have often been referred to as the inferior gender. In China, women have had to go through dire circumstances in order to look good in the public eye. From foot binding, to enduring abusive husbands, to becoming concubines in a prison-like house, women have been through hell in order to please their men, and, most importantly, to please their society. There are a series of double standards and contradictions to how men and women are treated, and this is shown in both Lu Xun and Qiu Jun’s essays as well as in the film, Raise the Red Lantern....   [tags: China, Inferior Gender, Pure, Chaste]

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Gender Stratification Of China 's One Child Policy

- ... They are not seen as equals to men and they are often socially unequal as well. The men have all the power and prestige in their society. Baby girls are often abandoned or killed so that they can have another child in the hopes that there is going to be a baby boy. We see this unequal access to power evident in the scene where the Chinese woman talks about how her husband threatened to send her away if she did not give him a baby boy. Gender stratification is a very large problem in China and has recently been decreased in level....   [tags: People's Republic of China, One-child policy]

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Cultures of the United States and China

- I chose the United States and China as my two countries to study. I will start off the Psychological anthropology study of Chinese people. I will discuss their customs and beliefs from childhood to adulthood. I will then discuss the study of Americans and their customs and beliefs. I will discuss both Chinese and American traditions and the varies life cycles of both cultures. I will do this view from both the male and female aspects. I will then summarize in conclusion the differences and likes of the two groups....   [tags: Compare Contrast Culture China USA]

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Family Planning Policy in China

- ​Throughout the 19th century, parents could determine the size of their own family especially their children. Due to the recent excessive population growth the world is facing, this decision is not being determined by parents in China anymore. Parents, as guardians, have certain rights and responsibilities that could be considered as violated when The Family Planning Policy was passed, however, this policy was passed to benefit and protect our future population and race. ​Population growth in this world is a major problem today....   [tags: Overpopulation, one-chld, China]

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Mao Zedong And Zedong Of China

- ... Afterwards, Wuchang Rising broke out which is the beginning of the Revolution of 1911 that leaded by Sun Zhongshan. Mao Zedong also joined the local revolutionary army and served as a soldier in Hunan. In July 1921, with Mao Zedong and other delegates’ effort, Chinese Communist Party was established in Shanghai. Then, Chinese Communist Party gradually formed a firm ideological and social foundation. In 1935, the Chinese Communist Party’s base area was established in Yan’an, where Mao Zedong emerged as the paramount leader....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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China's One Child Policy

- Many of us in the United States get a chance to choice our rights of the number children we conceive, but many other countries and cultures have different views of on children how they are treated. I will explain, China and India then go into detail on what I believe will be best for India’s future. After the growth of more than 1.2 billion people, China became the largest population in the world. (8) In 1979, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping limited Chinese population by enforcing the One Child Policy....   [tags: Population Control in China]

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China 's Last Empire : The Empire Of China

- ... Most importantly, the Qing passed down traditional Chinese culture from the Han while unifying a multitude of ethnic groups. As the Qing Empire grew stronger, the government made significant advances to its central administration. With the Court of Colonial Affairs, the Imperial Household Department and most importantly the Grand Council, the government was adjusting to its expansionist and multinational empire. These three implementations served as ways to progress the Qing Empire into modernity....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Han Chinese, Manchu]

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China 's Status Of Women

- ... With The Great Leap Forward, Mao made several changes by mobilizing women to further advance China 's working class, in order to catch up with the West. Some of the key innovations and policies included, the Marriage Law of 1950, the Election Law of PRC of 1953 and the All-China Women’s Federation. The initiation of a new marriage law and the societal elimination of certain oppressions, such as footbinding, came with and well after his reign. The Marriage Law (1950) in particular was an interesting concept; it "forbade arranged marriages, encouraged free choice of spouses, and stopped 'all purchase and sale in marriage contracts....   [tags: People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong]

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Chairman Mao and Women's Rights in China

- There is no denying that the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party under Chairman Mao Zedong changed the course of the history of China and shaped the China the world sees today. The amount of lives, cultural traditions, and differing intellectual thoughts that were lost and destroyed as he strove to meet his goals for the country can never be recovered or replaced. However, it had been asserted that one of the more positive effects of Chairman Mao on the people of China was his somewhat radical opinion of woman....   [tags: History of Women's Rights in China]

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China Under The Ming And Qing

- 4. China Under the Ming and Qing During the era of Ottoman and Mughal rule, two dynasties governed China, the Ming and the Qing (ching). Both dynasties took power during times of upheaval. To restore order, they established strong, centralized rule and revived traditional Chinese values, including Confucian ideals. The Ming Revival In the mid-1300s, China was in turmoil. The Mongol Yuan dynasty was still in power, but disease and natural disasters had weakened the Mongol grip. Bandits and rebels roamed the countryside....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Han Chinese]

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The History of the First Emperor of China

- On March 29, 1974, a couple of workers were digging a water well on the east side of Mount Li outside of the city of Xi’an. The workers uncovered a single terracotta figure and called the government authorities who investigated the matter. Soon, government archeologists were sent to the site. The unearthed great clay army that has baffled modern day craftsmen, intrigued archeologists, and amazed the general public. Before this discovery, no one knew about the First Emperor of China. Forty years later, we know a good deal about his legacy....   [tags: great wall, china, babarians, ying zhen]

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China's One Child Policy Does More Harm Than Good

- Population Control in China: One Child Policy Does More Harm Than Good Arzigul Ablet is a woman in China. She got permission from the Chinese government to become pregnant, with one exception: she had to give birth in early January 1997. Arzigul went into labor and ended up having her baby in December of 1996. Due to nature's timing, the government fined her 3,000 yuan, or $362.40. This amount was equal to the amount Arzigul earned in a 6-month period (Fatkulin). The one-child policy in China came about in 1979; it refrains families from having more than one child....   [tags: Population Control in China]

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Great Wall of China

- The Great Wall of China stretches about 5,500 miles long crossing deserts, mountains, grasslands, and plateaus. It took more than 2,000 years to build this incredible manmade structure. Many people died to build this wall. It displays the changes between the agricultural and nomadic civilizations. It proves that the superb structure was very important to military defense. It became a national symbol of the Chinese as a security for their country and its people. The Great Wall of China must be preserved at all cost because it is a historical symbol that made it possible for China and other nations across the world to prosper (UNESCO World Heritage Centre: The Great Wall)....   [tags: military defense, national symbol, culture, China]

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China 's Influence On Chinese Culture

- ... In this dictionary include words like du 妒 (jealous and envious), ning 柠 (cunning and artful of tongue), fang 方 (willful, disobedient, and obstructive), and other words with a negative connotation to them, leaving the woman with more flaws than strengths at a three to one ratio (Guisso 52). The very basis of the Chinese language has already placed women significantly below men as they are literally hardly mentioned in such an important text. Chinese language in its earliest form fails to acknowledge women as individual people....   [tags: China, Chinese language, Han Chinese]

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China's Railway

- In 1894, the Qing government was defeated in the Sino-Japanese War; the Boxer Rebellion in China seized the railway interests. More than ten thousand kilometres to be swallowed up in China and carved up the right of way to form the imperialist plunder of China's first climax. Subsequently, in accordance with their needs, they were designed and built a number of railways; however it was in different standards, equipment clutter, resulting in confusion and China Railway backwardness. The development of China's railway construction was started from 1876, which named ‘Songhu Railway’ since 1981, and it was 105 years ago, building a 50,181 km railway....   [tags: China History Infrastructure]

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How Men Have Imposed Women's Fashion

- Dating back to 1700 B.C, Chinese women practiced foot-binding; this process forced women to have broken and bent bones in their feet or what society considered, “...three inch golden lotuses” (Lim, “Painful memories of China’s footbinding survivors”). During the 1700s, European women wore five layers of clothing that included a suffocating corset which could, “... rupture the ribs…” (Meister). These decisions were made by a society that believed this is what an ideal woman should wear. Moreover, in The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the description of women’s clothing in the 19th century displays that society prefers women concealed in long, thick, and white garments....   [tags: stereotypes, pleasing men]

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China 's Attitudes Towards Play

- ... As stated, the activity Bamboo Horses is powerful and significant to the Chinese culture because it promotes role play, which influences children to modify elements and create a new world to understand everyday life. The indoor game Wa Wa’s Home is played in China to show children social gender role expectations through play. The purpose of the game is to choose a subject and act out the job occupation. Wa Wa’s house is played with two or more players and children can use props depending if the props are needed....   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Gender role, Song Dynasty]

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The Conversion of China

- When the Jesuits decided to travel to China, they had a clear mission: to expand the word of God and the church to anyone who would listen. This would be a challenge in many parts of the world, but especially in China. The Jesuits had to overcome a vast amount of cultural fear and ethnocentrism and xenophobia in order to convert the Chinese, but they overcame these obsticales by employing various techniques that proved to be effective. One important factor that allowed for the conversion of the Chinese was strong leaders and figure heads of the church....   [tags: Chinese History]

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Visit to Han China

- Visit to Han China Your visit to China certainly did sound interesting. But life outside the palaces and cities is not the same as you have seen. I have visited many villages around the country and I've noticed a large difference. The men do seem to have control over the women, because that's part of the Confucianism ideology. But in reality, the women have complete control over household affairs. When the men are away at work, it's the women who take care of the children and other household duties....   [tags: Travel, Confucianism, China]

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China's One Child Policy is Wrong

- Imagine for a minute a newlyweded woman. Who want more than anything to have a child maybe two maybe three, but in her country there are strict rules; she can have only one. So she and her husband apply to have that one precious baby, since they need the governments permission. She then get pregnant, 5 months down the road they find out that it is a girl. She is made to abort the baby. What are they going to do about it . Nothing, because they have no choice. If this woman were real she would be living in China and her family would be controlled by the government and the one child policy....   [tags: Population Control in China]

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China: A Nation Coming of Age

- Coming of Age: A Nation and It’s People 1,360,720,000. 1.36 Billion. The population of China is the highest among the world and growing. 30 percent of the world’s population is under 30 years old. China accounts for 20 percent of the entire world’s population. These statistics are staggering. China’s youth is essential to the world and will extremely affect how the entire earth will progress over the next 100 years. The progression of the Chinese people, from childhood to adulthood, is necessary in understanding how the world will change in the future....   [tags: population, marriage, family]

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The Consequences of Prostitution in China

- Brothels have become close to what is a way of life for many Chinese women. From past to current day China, human trafficking takes place in various regions of this country. What is the reason and what are the consequences for women to be involved in prostitution. Women are becoming prostitutes voluntarily; they give sexual favors or even sell their own daughters into the sex trade in order to make money just to survive. Now, women in China are well aware of the consequences of becoming a prostitute, which can cause, HIV/AIDS, other sexual transmitted diseases, sentence to prison, poverty, and even death....   [tags: Sex Trade, Chinese Women]

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Westernization in China and Japan

- In the middle of the 19th century, despite a few similarities between the initial responses of China and Japan to the West, they later diverged; which ultimately affected and influenced the modernizing development of both countries. At first, both of the Asian nations rejected the ideas which the West had brought upon them, and therefore went through a time period of self-imposed isolation. However, the demands that were soon set by Western imperialism forced them, though in different ways, to reconsider....   [tags: Comparison, Industrial Revolution]

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Consequences of the Gender Imbalance in China

- Because gender imbalance in China has become a serious issue, many Chinese people had begun to prefer girl babies instead of boy babies. This change in preference has completely overturned the traditional Chinese view that having sons is always the top priority in a family because they pass on the family name and watch over their parents as they age (Firth). In addition, since the One-Child Policy was established, parents are limited to only one child inside a family, with the exception for rural villagers to have a son if the first child is a daughter, noting the ....   [tags: one child policy, boy preference]

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Lack of Rule of Law in China

- Aristotle once stated, “The rule of law is better than that of any individual.” The essential characteristics of rule of law are: the supremacy of law, meaning both the government and individuals are subject to the law; a concept of justice that emphasizes interpersonal adjudication, based on importance of standards and procedures; restrictions on discretionary power and exercise of legislative power by the executive; independent judiciary, judicial precedent and common law methodology; prospective, not retrospective legislation; and underlying moral basis for law....   [tags: International Law]

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The One-Child Policy in China

- “China is always talk talk should America drop its hostility toward China.” Should America step into the One-Child Policy and knock down the numbers in the population. Imagine living with the pressure of not over populating the country, because the country didn’t put a stop to the problem earlier in the 19th century.More than twenty-one million babies are born per year. That is 57,534 babies per day, 2,397 per hour, and 40 babies per minute. China’s population in 2012 was 1.351 billion, if China does continue growing at this rate fatalities caused by hungry men and starvation will take over....   [tags: population, baby, girl, choice]

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China During The Twentieth Century

- ... Huntley claims that “women of well to do families...though often educated and literate, nevertheless lived a generally restricted life fulfilling their prescribed roles of wife, daughter, and mother in law” (106). The restricted life women lived in China due to the strong belief that women existed in a subordinate nature to men cut off their ability to create their own identity their entire lives were spent as a man’s caretaker or possession, leaving no space for women to become their own person....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Woman, Wife]

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Labor Abuse in China

- Labor Abuse in China “Inside the factory, amid clattering machinery and clouds of sawdust, men without earplugs or protective goggles feed wood into screaming electric saws, making cabinets for stereo speakers” (Goodman and Pan 1). In the article Chinese Workers Pay for Wal-Mart’s Low Prices by Peter Goodman and Philip Pan the mistreatment of the migrant workers in China is evident. These kinds of behaviors are taking place all over in China. The abuse of the Chinese work force has reached terrible proportions and created unlawful conditions because of the demanding economy of China, and other countries’ needs of the goods; however, the companies that are centered in China are working to ma...   [tags: Legal Issues, Labor Laws, Poor Conditions]

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Human Trafficking Within China

- Introduction The forced ownership of another human by humans has been practiced since the dawn of mankind. Greeks had slaves. Romans had slaves. Slaves were even an integral component of Chinese and Korean culture. Many people have been under the illusion that the slave trade was abolished with the African slave trade in the 19th century. But unfortunately, the trade in humans is very much alive under a different name, human trafficking. Human Trafficking can be seen in the same two familiar forms of old: sexual and forced labor....   [tags: criminal organizations, rural areas, cities]

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Human Trafficking in China

- Human trafficking is prevalent throughout the world, especially in Asia and more specifically in China but the government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) are taking measures to put an end to it. Human trafficking involves exploitation of human beings; either sexually or by coercing them to work in unfavourable conditions for little pay or nothing at all. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines human trafficking as “the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.” Women and children, especially girls between the ages of fourteen and twenty constitute the majority of victims of human trafficking....   [tags: Human Rights]

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Pre-Modern Confucianism in China

- I. Introduction The role of the Chinese family in pre-modern China included thoughts centered on Confucian thought and methods. The Chinese family followed different methods of Confucian thought and the division of family responsibilities in China developed because of it. The original text of Confucius that dictated the roles of filial piety in China did not specify gender dichotomy but the implications led Chinese scholars to distinguish the position of men following filial values from women. Pre-Modern China had the dominative power of dozens of dynasties....   [tags: Chinese History ]

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The Country Of China And China

- ... Another factor I found when determining sentencing is whether or not the act was committed in public or not. For example in China the punishment for fingering or sodomy against a minor is up to 5 years in a prison. For cases where these acts are committed publicly the sentence requires no less than 5 years in prison (Interpol). This proves to be the same consequences for other sex crimes that involve the option to be in public or in private such as sexual assault or even insulting women in public....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Rape]

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Neo-Imperiailsm in China

- Neo-Imperialism’s effect on Qing Dynasty China was not profoundly great. Rather than helping China, imperialism brought about the fall of the Qing and the introduction of communism in East Asia. The Qing Dynasty was a powerful, self-sufficient dynasty that reigned from 1644-1912. During the late 19th century, Europe’s great powers began taking interest in Asia’s natural resources that are needed to fuel Europe’s industrial factories. The British interest for tea led the Europeans to trade with China....   [tags: world history, communism, east asia]

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The Effect of China's One Child Policy

- The future of China’s people China is the world’s most populated country with an astounding 1.35 billion people. That number would be significantly higher if it wasn’t for the family planning policy put into effect September 25th, 1980 under Chairman Mao. This was a population control effort and was considered extremely successful to the Chinese government. However success is defined differently in many countries. In America for instance it usually ends with a positive outcome. The cons of this attempt of controlling the population heavily outweigh the pros....   [tags: gender, populated, abortion]

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China 's One Child Policy

- ... According to the numbers found on the US census bureau site, China is going to hit maximum population this year. It will start to decrease and be down to 800 million by 2100 (United States Department of Commerce, 2015). The One Child Impact In China, the culture prefers men over women. As they age and inherit the family’s business, Chinese men are supposed to take care of their parents (Liisanantti & Beese, 2014). On the contrary, the females born are considered “maggots in rice” or “spilt milk” (Xie, 2014)....   [tags: Marriage, Demography, One-child policy, Abortion]

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China 's One Child Policy

- China’s one child policy ought to be terminated because of the violation of women’s reproductive rights, human rights, and its negative effect on China’s current and future economic growth. Since the establishment of the one child policy there have been many who have accepted and also denied the conditions of the policy. From learned testimonies, statistics of the wellbeing of those involved, and research conducted, people have learned that the policy provides China with more harm than justice for the society....   [tags: Human rights, Abortion, One-child policy]

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Equality Between Men And Women

- Women have fought for equal rights since the early 1820s and 1830s. There is a strong commitment to equality between women and men in the law. Equality among men and women has gone on for several centuries and nothing has been done about it. Providing equal rights within men and women may decrease pressure on both men and women of what their stereotypical jobs should be. If equal rights would release pressure on all humans, then why are women treated as the subdominant sex. Women should have the same rights as men and to do this it is up to the entire human race to work together to fight for equality between men and women....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Equality, Man]

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The Open Door Policy in china in the Late 1800s

- During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the growth of international trade caused western countries to invade China in order to extend the affect of their nations. There were benefits to China as a result of growth in trade, however the involvement of foreign nations was not appreciated by the citizens and government. The United States created the Open Door policy to control China’s market and resources without approval of the Chinese government which resulted in the Boxer Rebellion. Prior to the rebellion, westernized countries conquered different sections of China in order to imperialize many of the villages throughout the country....   [tags: Westernization, Trade, Rebellion]

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History and Culture of the People’s Republic of China

- The People’s Republic of China is a country with one of the richest cultural backgrounds and the largest population in the world with 1,338,612,968 people. It holds “1/5 of the world’s population” (Banister 2). Located in eastern Asia, it is the fourth largest country with a total area of 9,596,960 sq km and the second largest electricity consumer and exporter after the U.S. The vast amount of natural resources make China one of the leading manufacturers of the worlds products from raw materials such as steel and iron to finished goods as toys, various machinery, textiles and electronics....   [tags: Chinese Culture, ]

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The Opium War and Great Britain's Influences In China

- While westerners in China pushed to claim rights and generally oppose Chinese reformers who worked to better China, the Chinese government and society continued to face internal problems. While westerners in China pushed to claim rights and generally oppose Chinese reformers who worked to better China, Chinese government and society faced internal problems. Being a main target for imperialism, China faced much western influence. One of the events that marked the beginning of intense western influence was the case concerning the Opium Wars....   [tags: Chinese History]

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The Boxer Rebellion in China

- The Boxer Rebellion in China “China never wanted foreigners any more than foreigners wanted China men, and on this question I am with the Boxers every time. The Boxer is a patriot. He loves his country better than he does the countries of other people. I wish him success. The Boxer believes in driving us out of his country. I am a Boxer too, for I believe in driving him out of our country” – Mark Twain, Berkeley Lyceum, New York, Nov 23, 1900. The Boxer Rebellion soul purpose was to liberate China from foreign influence....   [tags: Boxer Rebellion Chinese History Essays]

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China's One-Child Policy: Influences and Impacts

- China’s one-child policy has interesting origins. Although,” China’s fertility rate began to fall in the 1960’s, there was no national policy aiming for a population of smaller families until 1971. In 1979, “Wan Xi Shao”, a program that encouraged later marriage, longer birth intervals between births and fewer children is what evolved to the well-known “one-child policy”.”(Gilbert, 24) Under the one-child policy, couples are given incentives to have a single child. Couples who pledge to have a single child receive monthly allowances for child support until the child reaches the age of fourteen....   [tags: infant neglect, sex-selective abortions]

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China 's First Largest And Fastest Growing Economy

- ... Two threads will be constructed within the paper as the gains and pains of the women factory worker. But more attention will be paid to the pains part because this is what this paper is going to focus on. For the analysis on pains, it will be conducted in a multiways in terms of health, education, legal protection, marriage and reproduction, and social support. For better answering the research questins, the paper will also campare the experience of the Chinese women factory workers not only to their men counterparts, but also to migrant women workers in other sectors, and to themselves in a historical method....   [tags: Economic growth, Economics, Economic development]

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Women In China During The Long

- Women In China During 'The Long Eighteenth Century'; During the 18th Century women in China continued to be subordinated and subjected to men. Their status was maintained by laws, official policies, cultural traditions, as well as philosophical concepts. The Confucian ideology of 'Thrice Following'; identified to whom a women must show allegiance and loyalty as she progressed throughout her life-cycle: as a daughter she was to follow her father, as a wife she was to follow her husband, and as a widow she was to follow her sons....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Struggle of Overpopulation: China’s Fight Against Numbers

- With the largest population of any country in the world, much attention has been focused on China's ability to handle the overwhelming crowds in such a dense area. China bolsters a population of 1.38 billion citizens, many of whom are unable to live in under proper conditions. Overpopulation has led to unhealthy living conditions that can lead to severe health problems. It is easy to look at the positives of having many people to form a workforce and build the country’s infrastructure....   [tags: Government, Policy, Birth]

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The Beauty Industry in China

- Within 21 years, from 1983 to 2004, the sales volume of China's beauty businesses has increased 260 times, according to the country's first annual report on the beauty sector, recently released by Chinese economists. While the traditional beauty sector in China refers mainly to such services as hairdressing, massage and face-lifts by medical means, the modern beauty sector expands to cover the areas of beauty-related education and marketing, the production and research of cosmetics and related instruments, and even includes ornaments, packaging materials as well personal image consultation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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War And Conquest Made China How Great It Is Today

- ... Like other cultures they had a social pyramid. The Shang constantly fought with others. They were constantly fighting with the Zhou. Until one day the Zhou finally rose up and beat the Shang. Even though the Zhou beat the Shang they kept the cultural and political changes that they introduced. Even though the Shang had the first writings, Zhou had the first transmitted texts. The transmitted texts was known as Book of Documents. Zhou’s kings sacrificed more than just to the ancestors they also sacrificed to Heaven....   [tags: Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, Xia Dynasty]

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Women’s Role in China

- Women’s Role in China "The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: 'It's a girl.'" -Shirley Chislom- Women have had changing roles in every society for centuries. Depending on the country, some women have had a harder time achieving equality. One of these countries is China. These women have faced such obstacles as foot binding to concubines. Until the twentieth century women were not considered equals in their society. Many cruel things were done to women in ancient china that are considered unfathomable in other countries....   [tags: Women Feminism Chinese Culture Essays]

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Comparison Of Hobson 's Imperialism And Mike Davis 's Late Victorian Holocaust

- ... The men of learning in China are highly regarded and ranked in the Chinese society (Hobson 321). Hobson describes the Chinese work ethic as a personal interest of the nation and not absent from livelihood (Hobson 321). The Chinese know how to attain the “dignity of labour” (Hobson 321). China’s personal interest also involves tradition. Tradition is highly valued, which makes China extremely resistant to modernization. Change may not be admired by the Chinese, mainly because they have an understanding that if a thing, such as work, is functioning well then there is no need, nor even room, for improvement....   [tags: China, People's Republic of China, Opium]

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Japan vs. China

- Japan vs. China The region known as East Asia has long been in area of conflict, where often times one power, or group of powers has dominated the people, politics, and economy in a very authoritarian fashion. At first it was the Chinese Imperial system which dominated East Asia, as the strongest and most wealthy Asian power during the pre-colonial period. Japan was in a state of isolation, and the other countries of the region were dependent on China for many things. However, with the coming of the colonial powers from Europe and North America, China’s regional power was all but destroyed (4)....   [tags: Economy Geography Papers Asia]

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The Coming to Power of the Communists in China in 1949

- The Coming to Power of the Communists in China in 1949 The leadership of China at the beginning of the 20th Century was very different to how it is today. The Communists did not come to power without a long and bitter struggle against the many foes that came across their path between the time of their creation, in 1921, and their eventual success in 1949. The Double Tenth Revolution of 1911 overthrew the emperor of China, as he was only a child and could not contain the ever-depleting condition of the nation....   [tags: Papers]

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Women's Role in Revolutions in Iran and China

- Regardless of location, revolutions have always had an effect on women's role in society and on themselves as well. Some Revolutions gave women more opportunities while others restricted them to domestic servants. During the Chinese revolution of 1949, women gained their greater rights and freedoms and joined various branches of the Women's National Salvation League, while education rights were given to city women it didn't spread countryside. In Iran, matters were taken in opposite directions in their revolution of 1979, where women had expected to receive equal opportunities and gender rights none were received....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Communist Party's Successful Gain of China

- The Communist Party's Successful Gain of China In the early 20th century China was facing historical difficulties leading to a big change. The poor peasants in China did not own their own land and had to pay heavy rents and taxes to the landlords. Desperately poor and illiterate, they were vulnerable to disease, draught, food and famine. This is a very important reason why the Communist came into power. The Nationalists controlled South China in the year of 1928 after the Northern....   [tags: Papers]

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The Mongols and Their Effect on China

- ... Under the Mongol regime, silk production was encouraged, with fascinating tax stipulation. This really became a renaissance of Silk Trade, which was found in Tang dynasty, but was forgotten almost during the subsequent Song dynasty. Though there were many economic benefits during the initial conquering of China, as time progressed it was clear that the net economic effect was derogatory, owing mostly to failed conquests. The Mongols were nomads, and as such it was an ingrained value to them that they should expand their empire....   [tags: oriental history]

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The Army of Terracotta Warriors of China

- The Terracotta Warriors of China are an astonishing accomplishment even in today's setting. The detail of the statues and number of warriors that were made are a monumental feat. Made by 87 hand selected master artisans with red clay, each very distinct from the other during 221 BC to 231 BC make this even more amazing. The tools they lacked and the materials available at the time adds to the astonishment of today's specialist. Hand tools were used to carve details in to the clay and paint was used to add color to create a life like appearance....   [tags: terracotta warriors, clay coiling, statue]

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The Qin ' Dynasty Influence On China

- The Qin (Ch’in) Dynasty brought many good fortunes to China. One fortune being the proclaimed “Eighth Wonder of the World”, the Terracotta Army, which covers about 20 square miles in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. Hard, kiln dried clay figures stand side-by-side in military formation, to protect their beloved leader in his afterlife (Source F). Emperor Qin Shi Huang was buried not far from the Terracotta Army. Ying Zheng was born the son of a king and at age thirteen, succeeded his father’s throne. As he was still not of age to control the state yet, he waited until he was twenty-two to be rid of his temporary replacement....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, Terracotta Army, Xi'an]

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The Triads of China and the Yakuza of Japan

- Organized crime isn’t just a local problem, but a worldwide issue. Usually when we think of organized crime we recall such movies as “ The Godfather” and well known Mafioso’s such as Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, and overall the Italians. Before these people were even born or the movies thought of, there were already two powerful and dominate organized crime groups on the other side of the world. Recently they have come in the United States and have received a reputation of fear and respect....   [tags: Organized Crime]

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Han China And The Roman Empire

- Han China and the Roman Empire had many similarities and differences between the two of them in many different aspects and areas. One that is very predominant in differences and similarities is the society that they lived in. Today we live in a very complicated society, but just because these groups were established long ago doesn 't mean they had a simple society or a simple way of life. So I wanted to talk about how their society stacks up against modern times and how we have evolved from that and what parts of each society was huge in their civilization....   [tags: Han Dynasty, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome]

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Feminism And Revolutionary Struggles Of China

- The article “Feminism and Revolutionary Struggles in China” explores that many ways that china was colonialized and faced gender inequality. Women should be treated just like any other man but they have a lower status in society; and they will never have full equality in the society. China develops a case study that tries to associate feminism and socialism during the revolutionary change Jayawardena, 1986, p. 167). An investigation of the advancement of woman 's rights and women 's activist action in China in which the Chinese experience diverges from that of different nations gives numerous lessons and knowledge to those intrigued in the examination of such issues as the impediments of...   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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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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Social Hierarchy in Ancient China

- ... A Eunuch’s main job was to protect and serve the Emperor and family but they were also one of the only people who could speak directly to him. By being this close to the, they gained great political influence and often became rivals of scholars because they both competed for influence over the Emperors decisions. Although they were not greatly wealthy, they wore expensive silk clothing and fine jewellery made of jade and pearl. They could afford these luxuries because the Emperor paid for their homes and large areas of land....   [tags: shi, eunuch, emperors]

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- Philosophy and Religion China’s history has been full of richness of culture, mainly due to how they progressed with philosophy and religion. Since the beginning of the Chinese’s civilization philosophy and religion has been at the forefront of Chinese culture. From the ancient oracle bones and bronze inscriptions to the development of different schools of thought, the Chinese have always been adept for the time period in philosophy and religion. And over the course of their history they have combined the two in a manner that suits their needs, through this evolution and combination of the two they have become a strong nation....   [tags: Chinese History, Oracle Bones, Xunzi]

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Double Standards of Men and Women in the Raise the Red Lantern

- ... This contradicts with how the women act. The Master believes that he is in control, which, in many ways, is true; however, when the Master is not around, the women control the house. They fight and sabotage each other in order to have the “power” of being chosen for the night. The “chosen” mistress controls what the breakfast will be, is given a foot massage, and is given respect from the servants; however, when given so much free time and power, things are bound to go awry. During the 20th century, Chinese women were expected to be pure and chaste....   [tags: contradictions, husband, women, chinese]

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The Great Wall Of China

- ... Progressives claimed that Imperialism would lead to war and that was a good way to prove manly hood. If they won in the battlefield, then they would reserve their manly hood. America became great in the 19th century because the man was willing to fight the Indians. The Americans logic was: for a guy to experience manly hood, he needs to go through pain. If they went into a war a struggled then they could win the fight. Not every American man agreed with Theodore, these were called Anti-Imperialist....   [tags: United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico]

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Spread of Buddhism in China

- Buddhist popularity towards the Chinese grew following the collapse of the Han Dynasty in 220 C.E. It’s influence continued to expand for several centuries. Between 220 C.E. and 570 C.E., China experienced a period of political instability and disunity. During this time, many of the Chinese, specifically scholars, sought for peace in Buddhism and approved of Buddhism. On the other hand, the strict confucianists and the government fought to end Buddhism and make people go against it. Good things will happen if you accept and follow Buddhism....   [tags: Chinese Scholars, Government, Confucianists]

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Deng Xiaoping's Massive Reform Set China on a Sky-rocketing Course

- ... His other economic policies eased the government control over economics and it resulted in a large boost of economic growth, this economic growth extended even past the time he resigned in the 1990s. For instance the GDP (Gross Domestic Product, a determiner of the quality of life) per capita in 1978 was 154.07 billion U.S dollars (World Bank), just 30 years later the Chinese GDP per capita in 2008 skyrocketed to 3,170 billion U.S dollars (World Bank). This increase from 154.07 billion U.S dollars to 3,170 billion U.S dollars represents an approximate whopping 20.57% increase in its GDP in only 30 years after Deng implemented his reforms and policies....   [tags: poverty, revolution, communist]

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The First Emperor of China

- Zhao Zheng was born in 259 BC, even at a young age he was very aggressive and ambitious. At the age of thirteen Zhao Zheng succeeded his father to rule China. He assumed full power over China by the age of twenty-two and ruled during the Warring States period. He wanted to unify all of the states by the political, economic, and military strength of Qin State. This ambition is what built the first centralized empire in Chinese history, the Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 206 BC). Zhao Zheng was the first ruler of a united China, so he proclaimed himself Qin Shi Haung, which means the first emperor of China....   [tags: Zhao Zheng, terracota soldiers, Qin Dynasty]

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Ming Dynasty China and Xenophobia

- The wolrd has become a place filled with great diversity of cultures. Every singlle country has slowly developed into a somewhat dependent society all because of pre-modern events, even if such events did not contribute to each other. There are various types of religions and ideas which spread and changed each part of the world, such as the silk roads. IF it would have not been for the great divergence we would not have the society we currently have. If it had not been for Ming China and the centuries of xenophobia among their people and empire, our whole word today could have been dominantly Chinese ruled....   [tags: cultural diversity]

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The One-Child Policy in China

- The One-Child policy, one of China’s many controversial acts is said to have prevented 400 million births and substantially slow the country’s rapid population growth. The population has grown from just under 600 million in 1950 to over 1.2 billion in 2000. The policy created to decrease the over all population of the country preventing famine and other obstacles has had several unforeseen consequences. For one the policy has produced an aging country with young people a rarity. The one child policy has limited the number of young people coming into the work force, and with modern medicine the life expectancy was 73.49 as of 2011....   [tags: ethical, economic and moral review]

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The Diverse Ethnic Groups of China

- Bronze drums are the most noteworthy instrument of the Bouyei. They are used as a symbol of power to gather the crowds. Moreover, they are played in rituals and events, such as weddings and funerals, for special purposes. Bouyei houses are easily recognized because of the unique structure. They are usually made of solid stone with an empty ground floor for livestock keeping; while humans live on the upper floor. The Bouyei men all have excellent stonemasonry skills and good at creating elaborate patterned roofs on stone buildings....   [tags: clothes, customs, population]

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