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    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

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    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

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    The Boxer Rebellion in China

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    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

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    Evidence clearly shows a decline in fatherhood within American homes. The results are disparaging, but there is a silver-lining. Initiatives have been launched across the country, dating back to the 1990’s. There is an increasing collection of courageous men determined to debunk the post-modern stereotype of bungling, or worse, absent fatherhood. Typing in fatherhood within a Google search engine generates a sizeable list of websites geared towards equipping and empowering dads. And the lifelong occupation

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    nonfiction based on the collection of memories of 72 elderly Chinese rural women who were in early socialism in rural China. In the Introduction, Hershatter’s partner Zhang Chaofeng explained her background and her life experiences which made her interested in considering the matter of gender inequality in rural China (Hershatter, 2011). Through different interviews with the old rural women in China, the purpose of the book is to summarize the memories of the rural women and let the readers understand the

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    Maxine Hong Kingston and the Search for identity Maxine Hong Kingston is in search of herself. She tries to find herself as a woman in a man's world, as a Chinese in America, and, as a daughter instead of a son. In all her writings one can see her search for her identity. One can feel her rebellion to convention, her need to break the barriers of society, her desire to make a perfect world where everyone is treated as an equal. But most of all her writings depict her as a strong and proud woman

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    No Name Women

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    jumping into the family well in China. After hearing the story, Kingston is not allowed to mention her aunt again. The ideas of gender role-play an important role in both cultures. Kingston in her story “No Name Woman” describes some of the gender roles and expectations both women and men had to abide. Some of the gender roles in Kingston story have a semblance with the contemporary American culture. Kingston uses the story of her aunt to show the gender roles in China. Women had to take and respect

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    A Chinese Immigrant's Experience

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    creation of modern day America. Through Chinese fables and stories about the travels from the men in her family, Maxine Hong Kingston uses China Men, a sequel to her award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior, to describe the outcome of her family's struggles and experiences when they immigrated to America, which eventually leads her to discover her father's secret past. News of gold in America spread to China and enticed them to move there with the hopes of becoming rich. Kingston's Bak Goong, which

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    China: A Nation Coming of Age

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    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

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    Chinese Legalism Essay

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    Penal Laws reflect the main elements of Legalism and why such beliefs were significant to the Classical Chinese society during the Classical Period. Ideally, Legalism reached its pinnacle in the late 3rd century during the era of the First Emperor of China, when King Zheng of Qin ended the subjugation of “All under Heaven” and formed the First Chinese Empire in 221 BCE (Andrea and Overfield, 2001). King Zheng forced a uniformity of law in the entire empire, which was administered by a bureaucracy that

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