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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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Stories From A Ming Collection

- Stories from a Ming Collection Stories from a Ming Collection is a work which reveals clearly people's life in various levels in traditional China. How does the book portray different levels of people's life (including scholars, peasants, military men, working men and women, beggars etc.), and from their life how do you perceive Chinese society....   [tags: China Ming Chinese Society]

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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 Collapse Of Ming Dynasty

- The collapse of Ming Dynasty in 1644 marked the beginning of the last imperial dynasty of China - Qing. Qianlong, the son of Yongzheng Emperor and the grandson of the Kangxi emperor, was one of the most successful rulers not only under Qing, but also in entire history of China. Under his ruling, China was once the largest and richest country in the world. Qianlong’s success extended well beyond economics and politics. Through commissioning, acquiring (including confiscating), and receiving tributes, Qianlong expanded the Chinese imperial collection to an unprecedented scale....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, Manchu, Kangxi Emperor]

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An Architectural Legend, Ieoh Ming Pei

- Nearly sixty years of architecture (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) and about the same number of projects over his lifetime is what architect Ieoh Ming Pei (most known by his initials I.M.) can boast today (PBS). He became known for his use of concrete, glass, stone, and steel and the geometric style he adopted in the buildings he designed (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum). This Chinese-American architect rose from little known to in high demand as he pleased clients with his character as well as his work (Encyclopedia of World Biography 186)....   [tags: i.m., china louve]

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The Ming Dynasty

- The Ming Dynasty The Chinese Empire was large and controlled most of Asia at one point in time. One of the dynasties that ruled the empire was the Ming Family. Ruling from 1368-1644, almost three hundred years, the Ming Dynasty impacted Chinese history very much. The purpose of this paper is to tell the history of the Ming Dynasty’s impact on the Chinese Empire, and to explain why the Chinese Empire was in fact an empire. The Ming Dynasty had created an empire. They had the government, the military, and the economic system to prove it....   [tags: Chinese Empire China History Essays]

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Factors Contributed that to the Formation of Eunuch Culture in Ming Dynasty

- Eunuchs, a group of castrated people served in the palace, were initially hired to take care of the personal life of the emperors. However, because of their accessibility to the rulers, they sometimes could be so powerful that can control the government. Shi, Yi, a historian in Qing Dynasty, had ever said that”There were three periods in Chinese History, in which eunuchs actually took control of the country. Among those three periods, Ming dynasty was the most severe one.” Compare to their predecessors in late Tang dynasty, eunuchs in Ming dynasty possessed less power as they could not control the military and were not instrumental in selecting the next emperor....   [tags: castration, Chinese history, culture]

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Similaries and Differences of Feudal Japan and Ming China

- ... During the time of Ming China and Feudal Japan there were times where individuals had different responsibilities. The higher parts of the social classes like the Emperor and the Shoguns were in charge of making sure everything ran smoothly and peacefully inside of their respectful piece of land. The common people (peasants) were in charge of simple task like supplying the food to the armies and were skilled at individual and select crafts. Some common people were skilled at making clothes, some were good at iron work, and some were skilled at pottery....   [tags: classes, responsibilities, systems]

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Ieoh Ming Pei

- Ieoh Ming Pei Ieoh Ming Pei is a brilliant, Chinese-American architect. He combines learned skill with his gift of knowing what works both functionally and aesthetically. Early Life He was born in Canton, China, on April 26, 1917. Art and commerce were both ingrained in Pei's upbringing. His family had lived for more than 600 years in Suzhou (formerly Soochow), a city in the Yangtze basin northwest of Shanghai. The history of Suzhou goes back some 2,500 years,, but it became prominent during the Sui Dynasty (A.D....   [tags: People Pei Biography Papers]

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Leoh Ming Pei & Eero Saarinen

- Leoh Ming Pei & Eero Saarinen The architects that I am comparing came from two different parts of the world and yet, in some ways the message(s) behind their work and the incorporation of engineering, geometrical and sculptural elements into their designs and their new identity as “Americans” brings them closer together. Leoh Ming Pei was born in Canton, China in 1917 and came to the United States for his further education. Because of his fathers influence on him, who always encouraged Pei in designing, he attended MIT and it was finally in Harvard that he got his architectural degree....   [tags: Art]

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The Case of Chan Chin Ming & Anor versus Lim Yok Eng

- For this case review, among the cases that has been chosen by us is the case of Chan Chin Ming & Anor v Lim Yok Eng [1994] 3 MLJ 233. The reasons we choose the said case is because in this case alone, we can applied it to many legal issues pertaining to dependency claim. This case basically is related to section 7 of the Civil Law Act 1956. It is a High Court case that later been appeal by defendant to the Supreme Court and was handled by three judges. They are Peh Swee Chin, Edgar Joseph Jr and Muhamed Dzaiddin SCJJ....   [tags: supreme court cases, law]

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Why Was China Such an Advanced Society for So Long?

- ... The Great Leap Forward is similar to Stalin’s Five Year Plans and the troubled results of collectivization and a socialist economy are equally as dismal. This Sino-Russian relationship and similarities grew out of personal and nationalist rivals between Mao and Stalin in addition to other numerous factors (Li). Resembling Stalinist purges and Soviet gulags, the Cultural Revolution and other campaigns had negative economic impacts and lead to numerous deaths (White). This period of centralized planning was ultimately ended by the death of Mao Zedong....   [tags: Ming and Qing dynasties, Modern China]

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The Political Importance of Zheng He’s Voyages

- Accompanied by 27,000 men on 62 large and 255 small ships, the Chinese eunuch Zheng He, led 7 naval expeditions to Southeast Asia, Middle East and east coast of Africa in the span of 28 years during the Ming Dynasty. The scale of Zheng He’s fleet was unprecedented in world history. The large treasure ships used during the expeditions were purported to be 440 feet long and 180 feet wide (Dreyer, p. 102). Throughout his travels, Zheng He brought Chinese tea, porcelain and silk products to foreign countries and also brought back exotic goods to the Ming court such as spices, plants and leather....   [tags: Chinese Government, Ming Dynasty, Expeditions]

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Live in Live, by Liu Ming Feng

- Heavy rain poured down in the afternoon on May 5, 2009, Shanghai. It was the day when Mayday, one of the most popular Taiwanese rock bands, held their DNA Mayday "Creates" Concert in Shanghai Hong Kou football stadium. One minute before the concert started, the set staff in the scene reported on the situations through headsets: “We are ready. Is there any problem in the scene?” “Wire on the main stage gets stuck!” “The giant ball cannot lift!” “Anyone can tackle it down?” “Curtain is ready for falling.” “Not yet....   [tags: music, film analysis]

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China and Japan

- Throughout the dynasties in China and Japan, religion, economy and politics have been affected by each other in various ways. In the book “Religion and Making of Modern East Asia”, Thomas Dubois brings to light the impact religion made on both politics and economy in China and Japan throughout the historical period up till date. In his words, he describes “religion as an extremely political force” (Dubois, 2011, pp. 7-16). As various religions were introduced, it shaped the politics of leaders as most of them saw it as an avenue to impose their religion on the citizens....   [tags: Chinese Philosophy, Ming ]

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The Economic Development Of China

- The economic development of China has solely been based off the Lower Yangzi Delta or Jiangnan. This region serves as an analyzation area for making connections between the Chinese and Western economies during the early modern period. This book elucidates on the booming market of late imperial China while thoroughly entailing how economic development occurred in this region. The various theories of how economic development was constructed is examined based on differential aspects of which provide an extensive history in understanding the Chinese current economic success in a deeper more literal way....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Ming Dynasty]

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Asian Economic Activity

- History of foreign affairs in Asia had always been an interesting topic to look at. What was once considered an economically successful continent from 1500-1800, is mostly composed of what is considered as the ‘developing world.’ The complexity of trade within and outside of Asia added to the success of the continent from the 16th up until the 18th century. Being a short essay, this paper will simply look at one country from each region: East, South and Southeast Asia. Even examining these three countries require a lot more than what this paper will go through....   [tags: foreign affairs, Ming and Qing Dynasties]

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Journeying the World in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries

- Journeying the world in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, I, Liliana Aline Palmeiro, was sent out on a mission by King Kramer of Portugal as a Portuguese trade official to go to the Ottoman Empire, India, China, and Japan to investigate on their government systems, culture, and religions to determine if one of them are a good place to conquer or create a trade alliance with. While on the missions, I could not reveal my identity that I am a Portuguese trade official and thus, pretended to impersonate Sister Veronica Maria....   [tags: maritime trade, Ming Dynasty, wrold history]

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Compare/Contrast: Empire-Building

- Spain and the Ming Dynasty were places on Earth in two very different locations. Yet, somehow they had been similar. The rulers had killed or expelled people that disagreed or they both just had their ways of organizing. But there seemed to be more differences. Spain had conquered the Americas and did not separate the state from the church and the Ming didn’t expand that much, and didn’t involve religion into politics. Thus, Spain had more larger goals towards imperialism, Christianity, and keeping the country in a “pure” state with only hereditary Christians, while the Ming Dynasty focused more on unity, acceptance of all religions, and keeping the court as balanced as possible....   [tags: Ming, Spain, power, ]

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The Dynasty And The Qing Dynasty

- Dynastic ruling is that in which there is a succession of rulers in the same family lineage, a family maintains power all throughout hereditary means. A country that had such ruling was the ancient China in which there were various dynasties. China for a long period was faced with wars, bloodshed, and conflicts because of the dynastic ruling; people killed each other in order to succeed power. The succession alternated from competent rulers to incompetent ones and vice versa. Corruption, discrimination, and dictatorial leadership marred the government....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Tang Dynasty]

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The Qing Dynasty And Its Success

- The argument of this essay poses the question, was the Qing dynasty to be considered Chinese. The “New Qing History” scholars argue that the Manchu rulers maintained their ethnic identities and thus the Manchu-centered Qing was fundamentally different from the proceeding chinese dynasties. However, I support the argument that the Qing dynasty was a real Chinese dynasty and their success through sinicization. The Qing dynasty rulers were legitimate Chinese dynasties because, like the Han previously adopted, they also claimed to be the “Son of Heaven”....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Han Chinese, Ming Dynasty]

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Socio-Economic Consequences of China’s ‘One-child per Couple’ Population Policy

- ... Although it is arguably true that these single-children can make their own guanxi outside of family, the single-children will not be able to share their social capital to each other with their siblings (Webster 2007). The one-child policy may have increased the ratio of rural children to urban children, and thereby encouraged the exploitative relationship between the city and countryside. The couples with worker registration (as opposed to the less favorable peasant registration) were more compliant with the policy, and were more likely to gain permits before giving birth, so the SRB is lower in urban than in rural areas (Li 1995: 568; Li 2007: 2-3)....   [tags: china´s population, history, ming dynasty]

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China 's Views On Tibet

- Tibet is a very mystery place that has a long history and covers a spacious area, playing a prominent role in the world. Whether Tibet belongs to China is still a controversial topic over hundreds of years, which has developed more fierce arguments between western countries and China in recent 10 years. However, studies into various fields sufficiently prove that Tibet is part of China because of three main reasons. First of all, numerous references and recordings of Chinese history have shown the development of China territory, which visually indicate that Tibet is part of China....   [tags: Han Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Tibet, Ming Dynasty]

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Neo-Confucianism

- Neo-Confucianism, with a goal of keeping unobscured the inborn luminous Virtue [true goodness] of all men throughout the empire[1] and thus establishing a social harmony, was a complex ethical political system governing the society in late Ming China. Adopting the philosophy as their ideological legitimacy, Choson kingdom and Tokugawa shogunate applied it in different settings due to their structure of government and cultural background. However, they both inherited the main elements of the philosophy: the notion of universal principle encouraging people to behave good, five virtues[2], self-cultivation and five hierarchical relationships of society[3]....   [tags: Chinese Philosophy, Ming ]

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Chinese

- This essay will explore how Classical Chinese literature written during the Ming Dynasty illustrates the social role that women played in the traditional Chinese marriage. Issues and traditions that greatly affected women`s roles in the family and society included lineage, male dominance, families position in society, grounds and repercussions for divorce. In the vernacular short story ``The Shrew: Sharp Tongued Ts`ui-lien``, anonymous is a story in the collection Vernacular Short Stories from the Clear and Peaceful Studio (Qingping shantung heaven) which was writing during the Ming dynasty, the main character Ts`uilien, exemplifies a woman in this time period, subject to its rules and socie...   [tags: Classical Chinese Literature, Ming Dynasty]

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A Thorough Analysis Of Porcelain Must Be Done

- Most American households have a set of fine dishes that are reserved for only the most special of occasions. Usually, these dishes are handed down from one generation to the next. If the majority of grandmothers in the United States are anything like mine, this means the dishes were never actually used for eating during your childhood. Instead, they were kept on permanent display inside a locked china cabinet in the dining room. There is also a good chance that the same individuals who own, but never use, these dishes also have a delicate-looking vase sitting on top of their fireplace mantle....   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Song Dynasty]

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Business Law & Ethics - Case Study

- BSB111 Business Law & Ethics – Case Study Name: Lydia Merrin Student Number: N9181580 Word Count: 1175 words Part A Utilitarianism Stakeholders Tell Don’t Tell Harms Benefits Harms Benefits Customers None 0 Cheaper medication +9 More expensive medication -9 None 0 Ming No commission, Possibly fail probation and lose job -8 Save customers money +4 Worry about customers -4 Extra money, Pass probation +8 Roger Less money -8 None 0 None 0 More money +8 Total Happiness (-10 to +10) -16 +13 -13 +16 = -2 = +3 The stakeholders identified were the customers (as a group), Ming and Roger....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Business ethics, Immanuel Kant]

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The Confusions of Pleasure

- Timothy Brook’s book, The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China is a detailed account of the three centuries of the Ming Dynasty in China. The book allows an opportunity to view this prominent time period of Chinese history. Confusions of Pleasure not only chronicles the economic development during the Ming dynasty, but also the resulting cultural and social changes that transform the gentry and merchant class. Brook’s insights highlight the divide between the Ming dynasty’s idealized beliefs, and the realities of its economic expansion and its effects....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Timothy Brook]

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Lessons of Life in Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

- Lessons for Life in Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures In a world of constant evolution, a new generation of students deserves a contemporary education that will prepare them both academically and emotionally for the rest of their life. Vincent Lam’s novel, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, exhibits many traits that are beneficial to a 4U English class. Firstly, one of the main characters has a tragic flaw that negatively changes his way of life, similar to Hamlet and Amir studied earlier in the course....   [tags: rejection, nature, benevolence]

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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea

- ... These treasure ships or bao chuan were built in the docks of Nanjing and the first voyage consisted of 317 ships that were up to 400 hundred feet long (Levathes 21). The sheer size of the bao chuan can be compared to the ships of Columbus and de Gama nearly a century later and a quarter of the size (Levathes 22). Zheng He and his treasure fleet traveled from China to the coast of East Africa, stopping in major ports in the Spice Islands, India, and Arabia. For centuries the Indian Ocean had been a coveted and profitable source of commerce and trade due to the market for spices and textiles especially after the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Zheng He, the silk road]

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The History of European Merchants in China

- The history of the world is bought together by its sophisticated culture and commerce net. Throughout the history, human beings have been taking on varies role in the society, and it has been the human activities kept the history alive, writing down the story of our time. Back in 16th century, an ancient nation was the center of world trading system; this nation attracted countries all over the globe to try to use its cultural and economic superiority for reference, and this nation was China. European countries such as Dutch, England and French had went to Ming and Qing China numerous time, trading had always been their main goal, but the process and strategies have changed throughout the hi...   [tags: international trading activity]

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Shao Mi's Waterfall At Mt. Lu

- Shao Mi’s painting Waterfall at Mt. Lu is part of a longstanding tradition of landscape painting in Chinese art. Mountain landscapes have been used throughout centuries of Chinese painting and have changed dramatically with the popularization of new styles. Although Shao Mi’s style is vastly different from the method of Song, Yuan, or even earlier Ming artists, references to the old masters are apparent in his work. Mt. Lu is a major historical landmark, located in China’s Jiangxi Province, and it served as an important inspiration to scholars, poets, artists, and monks (Wu 153)....   [tags: Art]

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Economic and Political Strategies of China versus Japan

- China and Japan From 1500 to 1800, China and Japan tried to politically and economically established their countries in very different ways. Japan fought war after war for a century before they changed their ways. China on the other hand slowly established a government and used education as a tool to be politically and economically strong. Japan would later do the same. China was one of the most politically and economically strong countries during 1500 – 1800. The state was identified as family....   [tags: Economy Politics Education]

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Global Monetary Depression

- Whether or not one believes that the 17th century global monetary depression actually occurred or if there even was a “general crisis” to begin with, it has been widely apparent that from 1601 to 1680, a transformation in economic history and a decline in transnational finance was underway. We cannot mistaken—though richly diverse the economy—a specific geographical region as if it fiscally rose or declined in isolation. Comparative studies are crucial; however, “it is yet another argument against the narrow parochialism which still afflicts the teaching of history in too many universities” (Aston 3)....   [tags: World History, Chinese Economy]

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Systematic Training in the Skills of Virginia Satir

- Family Map Father – Mr. Ho Mother – Mrs. Ho The eldest son – Man Little son – Siu-ming The family of origin’s influence Satir mentioned that parental style of communication, family rules and family position are greatly influenced by their family of origin. They bring together what they learned in their own family implicitly and explicitly and formulated the context of their family now. (Rasheed, 2010) In this case, Mrs. and Mrs. Ho’s parental style and attitudes also are influenced by their family of origin....   [tags: The Ho family case]

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History of Central Eurasia by Peter Perdue

- In China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia, Peter Perdue gives a detailed account of the history of central Eurasia from the end of the Yuen dynasty to the successful conquest and incorporation of modern day central Eurasia into china by the early Qing emperors, as well as the implications and legacies this conquest has in the future. This book is written in five parts in a loosely chronological order, each with a distinct theme. Part One, “The Formation of Eurasian States” introduces the three major powers in central Eurasia, China, Russia, and the Zunghar State....   [tags: formation, struggle, power]

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Fighting To Keep Society Alive

- Midterm Essay - History Through the ages, people of diverse cultures have shared various changes to their lives. From their successes to their downfalls, these groups of people wholeheartedly fought to keep their society alive. When the Black Death appeared in China after the Mongols came, the Chinese population fell in astonishing numbers. Ironically, the Black Death was also responsible for killing the Mongol rulers of China. Then, when religious movements predicting the end of the world began to challenge authority, Zhu Yuanzhang rose against Mongol rule....   [tags: Culture]

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Struggling for The Ideal Society

- Through the ages, people of many cultures have gone through changes in their society. All of these changes were made in order to make either the rulers or the people of the lands satisfied. From China’s maritime supervisor to the East India Company, everyone made efforts to “improve” their worlds specifically for their own desires. As a result, opposing teams took action to fight for what they believed in, and only the stronger parties were successful in the end. When the Black Death appeared in China after the Mongols came, the Chinese population fell in astonishing numbers....   [tags: Culture]

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Ray Huang’s book 1587: A Year of No Significance

-      The title of Ray Huang’s book 1587: A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty Decline suggests that this book is a work based on a single year in which little occurred. But in reality, Huang’s look at the events of 1587 demonstrate the complex workings of the leadership during the decline of the Ming dynasty, giving the reader an insight into the societal structure, the governmental process, and the mistakes that occurred systematically to enhance the progression towards the seemingly inevitable downfall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Entrance of the Europeans to Asian Sea Trading Network

- 1.) As a whole, the entry of the Europeans into the Asian sea trading network had relatively little effect on the entire system. The entry of the Europeans into the network led to the establishment of new trade routes in the Indian Ocean to the southern Atlantic near the Cape of Good Hope. In water, the Europeans were superior militarily, but on land against fortified Asian settlements, the Asians far surpassed the Europeans technologically. The only superior items that the Europeans had were small, fast sea vessels such as caravels, clocks, and weaponry....   [tags: indian ocean, new trade, neo confucians]

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The Moving of the Lim Family Documentary

- ... It starts off with the usual ritual; placing of food offerings, pouring out wine into red cups and burning of incense and hell notes. Family members take turns paying their respect to Teck Huat and Xu Hui, wishing that they are having good afterlives, asking for their blessings and perhaps, even asking for their forgiveness for what they are going to do later in the day. The Sun hangs high over their heads when the ritual is over and the dreaded first shovel strikes the soils. This year, they are going to exhume the graves of their parents to make space for national development of Singapore....   [tags: singapore, traditions, exhumations]

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World Focus on the Shanghainese During the World Expo in 2010

- Several years ago, when talking about Shanghainese, most fellow-countrymen held a low opinion. In their eyes, being shrewd, mean and narrow-minded is typical of Shanghainese. Shanghainese are penny wise, but pound foolish. However, in recent years, the image of Shanghainese has undergone a gradual change. One of my friends who come from Sichuan told me that after nearly 2 years' study here, his stereotype of Shanghainese has been totally broken. We now have another reason to love Shanghai and Reeb Beer is not the only choice....   [tags: Free Example Essays]

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A Comparion of Two Musems on Hong Kong´s Maritime History

- In November, I visited two museums about Hong Kong’s maritime history, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and Hong Kong Maritime Museum respectively. Though the details of their exhibition are quite similar, many differences can be found between them as Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is officially organised, while Hong Kong Maritime Museum is private. The report will compare their similarities and differences in various aspects. About the operation of two museums, the obvious difference is that Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence belongs to the government, but Hong Kong Maritime Museum is private....   [tags: organized, private, musems]

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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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what if china discovered america?

- During the 15th century, the Chinese had one of the most advanced naval fleets known to man. As a result, China was able to establish many trade routes to places such as Africa, India, Singapore, etc… If the Chinese wanted to, they could have sailed all the way to Europe and even as far as North America. However, the Chinese ran into some political problems that prevented explorations in the future. If they had continued their voyages, it would have been possible for them to have discovered the New World before Columbus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Story of Juana’s Musical Life

- Once upon a time there lived a girl named Juana Corio. Her mom had decided long before she was born that all of her children would play piano, so as soon as Juana started kindergarten, her piano lessons started as well. Being a very enthusiastic 5-year-old, Juana enjoyed the first several weeks of practice. Then it began to be monotonous. For the next 5 years, she despised playing the piano with all her heart. Most of her lessons were spent sitting on the piano bench next to her mom crying tears of frustration until she couldn’t even read the music....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Profits from Conquests in the Americas

- When European powers like Spain, Portugal, and Britain conquered the Americas, it brought them access to the global trading networks. Japan also rose in power because of their richly-filled silver mines. From the mid-sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century, this increase in conquest helped the Spanish in increasing silver production and the Japanese also had direct access to silver mines as well, which helped with their initial economies but only worsened the conditions of the lower class individuals being exploited....   [tags: trade, economy, silver]

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A Biography Of My Grandfather

- I did my biography on my grandfather. He was a very successful man who was in the air force. My great grandfather was Guo-Liang Chang. He was working under china's spy system(like the CIA in USA). At the time, China was against Japan, fighting in World War 2. My grandfather was born in December 24th, 1921. He was born in Hunan State in China. His name is Jer-Shian Chang. He was an only child but he had many step-brothers and step-sisters but they always picked on him. It was very peaceful from childhood to high school....   [tags: China, war, planes]

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Popular Chinese Festivals

- Hong Kong's straight-laced, buttoned-down business reputation suggests a city that's idea of a party is champagne, cheeseboards, and soothing music. But don't be fooled. Beneath their suits, Hong Kong people have a party animal ready to escape—and it frequently does. Hong Kong has long been a stronghold of Chinese culture and its traditional festivals are celebrated with energy, color, and lots of noise. Because most Chinese festivals are linked to the phases of the moon, festivals don't have any fixed date....   [tags: celebrations, party, ancestors]

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Survival of the Fittest and the History of Taiwan and Political Powers

- Darwin's law of natural selection reveals that the natural world is indeed a brutal place, where those unfit for their environment will be supplanted by the better adapted. Just as the Galapagos Islands showcased the process of evolution within the natural world, the island of Taiwan has been a petri dish for natural selection of the political sphere even as the first western powers showed interest in the island. This early pre 1750s period of Taiwanese history had the factions of the Taiwanese Aborigines, Chinese and Dutch all striving for control over the island....   [tags: Aborigines, Dutch, Chinese]

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The Traditional Culture of Asian Civilizations from 1500 to 1700

- Do you feel that Asian Civilizations from 1500 to 1700 veered towards modernity or careened back toward traditional culture. From the 16th to 18th century, the prominent Asian Civilizations were the Mughal Empire, the Ming Dynasty of China and the Edo Period of Japan. There was an obvious trend that these empires leaned toward traditional culture mainly because of political influences. Although there were also several aspects of each society such as the more important role of women in the Mughal Empire, the interactions of the Jesuits with China and Japan that might be indicative of modernity or act as a precursor to modern values, the reversion of traditional culture in each civilization...   [tags: world history]

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Influential Scenic Designers in the History of Technical Theater Design

- The specialization and individualized professions in the field of Technical Theatre are relatively new to the stage in comparison to the period of time in which the art of Theatre has grown. Aiding in the development of concentrated professions such as scenic design has been a plethora of talented, skillful, intelligent and highly driven individuals. Among these influential fountains of creativity have been John Lee Beatty, Eugene Lee, Boris Aronson, Ming Cho Lee, Jo Mielziner, Tony Walton, Robin Wager, John Napier, Santo Loquasto, Heidi Landesman, and Julie Taymor along with many more....   [tags: theatre, drama]

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Account for the Collapse of the Chinese Empire in 1911

- China was once a strong and stable Empire many emperor from past ruled on china most of them ruled for long time and some of them for less time some famous ruler such as Nurhaci (1559–1626) but it began its decline in the 1500s and continued until modern times the last empire was Qing Empire that collapse in 1911. The main reason for empire collapse was refusal to trade with other countries, an uprising against foreign control, and the effect from a change of monarchy to a democracy. The Qing Empire (1644-1912) was the very last great dynastic empire to rule the china....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, the last Emperor]

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Islamic Banking Practices Compared to Conventional Banking Practices

- ... This study examines the principles and criteria Islamic banking operates in providing their financial services which make different from those of conventional banks. The Methodology To find out more about the usage of profit-loss sharing paradigm in Islamic banking system, the researcher will consider the long-run relation and the short-run dynamics between conventional deposit rates and Islamic investment rates. To investigate about the profit-and-loss sharing paradigm, we follow (Chong & Ming-Hua, 2009) long-run and short-run principles and efficiencies tests to compare the conventional deposit rates with those of Islamic banking rates....   [tags: interest, sharing, integration, loans]

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The Grand Archetectual Presence of the Louvre Palace

- ... When reopened the collection of works was massively increased under Napoleons reign and the museum was renamed ‘Musée Napoléon’. After Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo a large amount of the existing works that were seized by his armies were returned to their original owners and the Louvre’s name was restored. Following this the collection was increased during the reigns of Louise XVIII and Charles X, but it was the Second French Empire that made a vast difference gaining the museum around 20,000 pieces....   [tags: renovations, museum, structure]

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Cultural Disparities in Ancient China

- In the three and a half centuries between the end of the Han dynasty and the beginning of the Sui dynasty, China once again found itself in a period of disunity. This period of martial wu was characterized by chaos, division, and warfare between the north and the south. This era, like that of the Eastern Zhao, cherished unity because of its constant state of chaos. Disunity among the Chinese people fostered a diversity of voices and opinions. In 618, the Tang Dynasty came to power and the fusion of Han and Hu ensued....   [tags: Dynasties, Culture Adaptation, Ancient History]

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The Cessation of Chinese Exploration

- China started exploration from 2nd century to 15th century. Historians have different explanations about exploration in China in terms of socio-economic, political and social values. In terms of socio-economic values, it was told to be for trade and to create allies. Political reason suggested their interest in showing off their power and wealth. Similarly, social cause showed their Knowledge about ocean-exploration, ship-building and an ambitious explorer as the main cause for exploration. Chinese nautical technology was more advanced than Europeans, so China should have done more international trade, colonized more land and expanded more territories than Europeans....   [tags: history, Far East, politics]

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Early Contributions of Ancient Empires

- Early Contributions of Ancient Empires At various times between the fifth and seventeenth centuries, civilizations developed and produced significant contributions in the areas of political systems and leadership, economic and technological developments, social structures, and the intellectual life, specifically art, music, literature, science, philosophy, and religion. The Ottomans drew strength from their origins as ghazis. The ghazi principle fueled their urge for conquest and then helped them to structure their developing society....   [tags: Papers]

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Good vs Evil

- There is always a debate between whether human beings are born essentially good or evil. Though some may agree with one or another, good and evil are one thread; they are just the same line viewed from different sides. Environment may be one of the major factors that create different perspectives within each person. According to the article “A Debate over Good and Evil” from World History, William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel mention how there are two sayings of the human nature: good versus evil....   [tags: human nature, Xunzi, Mencius, Confucius]

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Origin of the Chinese Triads

- Although in modern times, the Triads are mostly associated with criminal activity, they originated as mutual support organizations for people at the bottom of the social hierarchy and to defend the common people from those of positions in power "to offer unacquainted people the kind of protection and mutual aid normally afforded by family members" (Murray 178). How they began has been agreed back and forth for many years and lots of theories have come up. However it is generally accepted that the Triads were established during the fall of the Ching dynasty, even thought there are some that argue that the Triads date as back as the Han dynasty....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Samurai, Yangban, and Gentry: Dealing with the Problem of the Uprising of the Lower Classes

- The samurai of Tokugawa Japan, the yangban of Choson Korea, and the gentry of Ming China were three very powerful and elite groups of East Asia. These groups consisted of high ranking government officials with judicial power and influence. Although the groups were located in the same region they had their similarities and differences in how they obtained power and how they used their power. Japanese samurai were military nobility who had almost as much power as the emperor, but were not the highest ranking officials whereas the yangban officials of Korea were the highest ranking rulers....   [tags: Samurai, Yangban, Japan, history, ]

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The Louvre Palace, Pei's Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong

- ... To make the desired form possible, ribs were used to reinforce the curvature of the surfaces, and thickening as they descended towards the base, so as to avoid the buckling of the materials. MUSEE D’ORSAY The Musée d'Orsay is an art museum that is within close proximity to the Louvre and was only opened three years prior to the Louvre’s pyramid. Although changes had been made it still kept to Paris’ traditional appearance and was installed within the former Orsay railway station. Between 1900 through to 1939 it was known as the Gare d’Orsay and was seen as the head of the southwestern French railroad network....   [tags: feng shui, trinangular, edges]

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Private Property Concepts in the Bible and in Historic Context

- One day, a rich man turned to Jesus and asked him about how to inherit an eternal life. Even though he had already followed the particular commandments such as not murdering, stealing, lying and honoring your parents, he still could not keep the law perfectly. Because Jesus asked him to give all his fortune to the poor but he would not like to. Jesus told disciples that it would be easier for the camel to go through the eye of a needle than the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of God. (Mark 10:17-10:25) The story from the Bible is not intended to persuade people to stay poor but to uphold the loyalty to God....   [tags: property is theft]

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Might, Not Right: Political Legitimacy in Taiwan Before 1750

- Famously close to the Chinese mainland and centrally located in the heart of the southeastern seas, the tiny island of Taiwan became desirable only within the last few centuries as the global market expanded. Before the extension of international trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, Taiwan was inhabited by a number of linguistically distinct aboriginal peoples who are thought to have arrived some 70,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. Despite politically charged claims to the contrary, Chinese interest in the island was not kindled until Dutch occupation in 1621, which demonstrated a potential for profit in its resources and strategic location....   [tags: Asian History]

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The Enlightenment and a Desire for a Free Market

- “Men desire to have some share in the management of public affairs chiefly on account of the importance which it gives them.” This famous quote by Adam Smith proves what people in the Enlightenment period wanted the most – free market economy and public services. Adam Smith was, in fact, a Scottish economist, who tried to influence the government and convince the ruler to fulfil people’s wishes and needs. Such craving for an “adjustable” trade, led to the first major economic establishment in the Enlightenment period, laissez faire, which banned the government from interfering with private trade....   [tags: economics]

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Students ' Literacy And Musical Skills Benefit From Reading

- In a band, orchestra, or choir room, it is a rare occasion when students are expected to sit down and read text to support their learning. Still, both students’ literacy and musical skills benefit from reading in music classes. As an educator, I am first passionate about my students’ development as musicians, but I am also a proponent of a well-rounded education. Students should develop skills in all areas, both academic and social, so they can best succeed in life. Working literacy skills into music curriculum and emphasizing the importance of students’ reading and writing abilities allows students more opportunities to develop musicianship, articulate their opinions and understanding of m...   [tags: Music, Musical notation, School band, Education]

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The Death of Women Wang by Jonathen Spence

- It is a common myth to people of Western world that women in imperial China were closeted, constantly subjugated and not allowed to make anything of themselves beyond a good daughter, wife, and mother. To the contrary, women, as mentioned in The Death of Women Wang by Jonathen Spence, had come options open to them, and while certainly they were not as numerous or desirable as those open to men, they did exist [Spence 124]. Six Records of a Floating Life bu Shen Fu portrays women in quite a different light that women of imperial China are generally perceived with; the author's wife is creative, intelligent, spirited and active....   [tags: imperial china, chinese tradition]

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Museum Report Porcelain of Korea & China

- Walking through the Museum Store doors of the Pacific Asia Museum and past the Mosher Gallery, viewers will find themselves surrounded by beautiful porcelain wares from earlier civilizations of Korea and also China. It is elaborated in the article, Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History: " The significance of porcelain for the study of world history is due in part to its unique physical properties. Fired at very high temperatures, porcelains can withstand the ravages of time and nature, surviving for centuries to tell their stories, regardless of the seas or soils in which they are submerged and which quickly destroy items of cotton, silk, wood, and paper....   [tags: global china, korean art, world history]

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The Reality of a Soviet-style Sports System

- China has been known for their medal winning athletes and Olympic success throughout history. This large communistic country carries with it a reputation of being harsh on its athletes and it begs the question, what exactly have they done to become one of the most athletically successful countries in the world and just how far will they go. “China’s methods would not be allowed elsewhere”(11) says British athlete, Joanna Parker. Although they often take home the gold at the Olympics, they have a very Soviet style sports system which involves harsh training where children are recruited at early ages and taken from their homes....   [tags: china, athletes, olympics]

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A Look At Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

- Scientific television shows are very popular now. The most popular of these shows is “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” This article will introduce you to the show and some of its main characters. This TV show continues some of the most popular movies in theatres such as those about “Thor”, “Captain America”, “The Incredible Hulk”, and “Iron Man” . These movies are about superheroes. Everyone knows and likes these movies. The first character is Agent Phil Coulson. He is the leader of this team and played by Clark Gregg....   [tags: super hero comics hit the screen]

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Are Zheng He’s Voyages Deserving of Celebration?

- ... A tribute is an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration. An emissaries is a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative. Colonialism is the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. On the map displayed on Document A, you can conclude that Zheng He clearly cared about trading during these explorations. How can we come to this conclusion....   [tags: conflict, castrated, explorations]

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Chinese Nationalism And Chinese Anti Buddhist Persecution

- (2050)An Analysis of the Religious Xenophobia, the Regionalism of Chinese Taoism, and the Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution in the Tang Dynasty Writings of Han Yu This East Asian study will define the historical and literary elements of Chinese xenophobia, the regionalism of Chinese Taoism, and the importance of The Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution in the writings of Han Yu. Han Yu (768-824) defines the religious xenophobia that is attributed to Chinese culture during the Tang Dynasty, which reflects the policies of the Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution under Emperor Wuzong....   [tags: Buddhism, China, Tang Dynasty, Taoism]

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Motivation Is Not Something That Comes Easily?

- Motivation is not something that comes easily. More times than not motivation comes in spurts. When those times happen, it is imperative to make sure that one takes full advantage of the rare time. According to the online site, Business Dictionary, motivation is defined as both internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a job, role or subject or to make an effort to attain a goal. When one goes into a place of business, one may realize that those who have worked at the company for a large amount of time often lose their drive to provide excellent service to their customers....   [tags: Motivation, Employment, Morality, Company]

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Politics and Merit- In Chinese Society

- Identifications 1. Merit- In Chinese society, Bing demonstrates that if citizens obeyed the rules and were given the opportunity to prove themselves, and could do so successfully, they would progress in society. In all reality, this sort of meritocracy made sense for the Han dynasty to want the best and brightest helping run the country. Being the younger son of a farming family, his father tells him that his older brother will be inheriting the farm. “When my time comes, your older brother will have the right to take it over....   [tags: Wu Zhao, mongolia, china]

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The Ottoman Empire's Rise to Power

- The Ottoman Empire reached the peak of its power in the 1500s. While other empires were experiencing their downfalls, the Ottoman Empire’s power seemed to be increasing. In fact, this empire can be ranked as the strongest power due to its tactical internal organization of power, minorities, and religion, due to its physical expansion which provided more resources, more advancements, and more people to support the empire, and due to its large military strength that provided security, reduced rebellion, and challenged the other powers....   [tags: Strategy, 1500´s, History]

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Meaning of Chinese Proverbs and Idioms

- Chinese proverbs and idioms is basically telling a story of a person, family or person. There are some idioms that tell about a past event such as the phrase ‘cheng men li xue’, which mean that someone admire and respect their teacher. In the Song Dynasty, there was a Chinese Philosopher named Cheng Yi, he lived with his brother in the town of Luoyang. Cheng Yi had a student named Yangshi, and he lived in a different town. One day, Yanshi decided to go visit his teacher on a heavily storm day....   [tags: events, philosophers, story]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Hospitalized Patients

- Physical injuries resulting from a fall can reduce mobility and increase morbidity. Falls that not result in an injury can also be harmful to the patient 's independence triggering fear of falling, anxiety, distress, depression, and decreasing physical activity (Leone & Adams, 2016). Injuries from impatient falls lead to prolonged hospital stay and additional resource expense. In United States, patients with fall injuries stay in the hospital an average of 6.3 extra days longer and their care costs an average of $13,000 more in comparison with patients who do not experienced falls during hospitalization (Huey-Ming, 2015)....   [tags: Hospital, Patient, Patient safety, Safety]

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Patient Safety: Hospital Inpatient Falls

- If patient safety is the most important issue in Health Care facilities then how come hospital inpatient falls continue to be the most reported of all accidental falls (Tzeng & Yin, 2009). Throughout the years, hospitals continue to make changes to decrease the risk of accidents and increase the quality of patient safety. With research studies and improvements made, patient falls still hold the largest portion of reported incidents in hospitals (Tzeng, & Yin, 2008). According to Tzeng & Yin (2008), “fall prevention programs apparently do not effectively reduce inpatient fall rates because of human factors and ergonomics in a hospital environment (p.179, para....   [tags: Health Care, Inpatient Falls]

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Different Factors that Threaten Self-Esteem

- Self-esteem is an essential part of human beings and an important benchmark of psychological well-being (Clay, Vignoles, & Dittmar, 2005; Tirlea, Truby, & Haines, 2013). A complex combination of factors influence self-esteem (defined as an individual’s overall positive or negative feelings of worth) including self-evaluation based on success, appearance, intelligence, and relationships, as well as perceived evaluation by others, which can have powerful effects on various life outcomes (e.g. academic and work achievement, self-confidence, and hazardous behavior; Hsiang-Ru, Chang-Ming, Jiunn-Chern, Pi-Hsia, Wei-Lun, & Wan-Yu, 2009; Myers & Twenge, 2013; Neff & Vonk, 2009; Orth, Robins, & Widam...   [tags: social comparison, abuse, self-criticism]

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The History of Monkey King

- Monkey King, also known as Sun Wukong, which is a main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Monkey King can be found in many stories and adaptions. The novel Journey to the West or Monkey King tells of a simian’s revolt against Heaven, of its defeat by the Buddha, and of its later being recruited as pilgrim to protect the monk Tripitaka on its quest for scriptures in India (Lai, 1994). So far, Monkey King has become one of the most enduring Chinese literary characters, it has a colorful cultural history and varied background....   [tags: sun wukong, chinese novel, adaptations]

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