China Men Essays

  • China Men - The Brother in Vietnam

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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

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

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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

  • 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

  • Father Absence: The Most Critical Social Issue of Our Time

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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

  • 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

  • Analysis Of Michael Kimmel's 'Masculinity As Homophobia'

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    white and black women were given the right to vote, although it still didn’t have the impact that was expected. Not only were women given more rights, but they also started attending schools and seeking employment. This was a big step for women, but men interpreted this as a threat to the balance of power. Weitz stated that after new “scientific” ideas were combined with old definitions of women’s bodies, due to their ill and fragile bodies, “white middle-class women were unable to sustain the responsibilities

  • Divorce in China

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    Divorce in China Impact of socio-economic changes on the divorce in China China has been undergoing number of social and economic changes throughout its communist history. There is no doubt that these socio-economic changes have influenced the society both positively and negatively. The most two significant changes of all would be the Cultural Revolution which took place during 1960s and the economic transition to the market economy, which has been in effect since 1980s. In this research paper

  • Taoism As A Successful Father Son Relationship In Confucianism

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    vibrant discussions with men about the ancient classics. It also gave them protection with their children and allowed them to have great influence on the family. By becoming their children 's teachers they were able to become powerful advisers and even rulers as regents. The non-Han Chinese had more equitable women 's rights than their Han countrymen. They were often able to own property and work outside of the home. Outside of China some even became warriors and fought beside men. This was most apparent

  • Leftover Women: The Resurgence Of Gender Inequality In China By Leta Hong Fincher

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    Today, modern day China is plagued with gender imbalance that threatens societal stability in the Chinese government’s eyes. Currently there is about 20 million more men than women of marrying age throughout China. In looking at the issues that surround women in China, it is clear to see that the problems prevail on social, political, and economic fronts. Women face pressure from their peers, family, and the government to mold to the standards of society no matter what it costs them. In the book

  • Women's Role Of Women In Traditional Chinese Society

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    being equal to men. This has never been as evident as in traditional Asian societies. In China specifically, the consequences of being born female in traditional Chinese society can be found in traditional literature, traveller’s tales, personal recollections and scattered statistics mostly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries . Women’s behaviour, in traditional Chinese society, had been strictly governed by a moral code and certain social customs that separated them from men. This paper attempts

  • Maxine Hong Kingston and the Search for Identity

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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

  • The Importance Of Lessons For Women In Ancient China

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    medieval civilizations. They were the basis of most aspects in historic civilizations. They determined who controlled different aspects of these societies, appointing leaders and rulers to govern over them; much like the familial dynasties of ancient China. They also determined the social status of individuals. Families also let to the extension of lineages, passing down values and beliefs through generations; and they also produced offspring’s that can then serve the societies in which they are born

  • Chinese Resistance In Iron Road

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    is a movie that evidently represents Chinese life in the 1880’s. There were many factors that encouraged Chinese workers to leave china during that time period. Chinese men and women did not have a valuable reason to stay in china. There were a heap of harsh challenges Chinese men and women had to endure. The challenges Chinese people had to face happened in both China and Canada. This movie was also merely historically accurate, and it demonstrated all aspects of Chinese life in the 1880’s therefore

  • Summary Of Lessons For Women By Ban Zhao

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    Lessons for Women was written by Ban Zhao, the leading female Confucian scholar of classical China, in 100 C.E. It was written to apply Confucian principles to the moral instruction of women, and was particularly addressed to Ban Zhao’s own daughters. As her best remembered work, it allows the reader insight into the common role of a woman during this fascinating time-period. The work starts off by Ban Zhao unconvincingly berating herself, and claiming how she once lived with the constant fear of

  • 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

  • Mardi Gras Sociology

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    Mardi Gras: Made in China Mardi Gras: Made in China was directed and produced by David Redmon. Redmon throughout the film investigates a factory in Fuzhou, China. In particular, he studied a factory that produced plastic beads used for Mardi Gras and art which was then sent to New York City. Redmon interviewed the owner of the factory Rodger Wong as well as the workers within the factories. He also took another angle and traced the cultural globalization of these products particularly the beads and

  • Comparison Essay

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    Henry of Portugal, more commonly known as Henry the Navigator, and Zheng He, a successful Chinese admiral, were both extremely accomplished men throughout the 14th and 15th centuries. During this era, many accomplished explorers ventured out into the ocean and discovered new lands, two of the most important men being Henry the Navigator and Zheng He. Although both men came from different backgrounds, their contrasting societies and structures affected the way in which they regarded economic and political

  • Cultural Symbolism In Amy Tan's Joy Luck

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    In the novel, the “Joy Luck Club,” ‘joy luck’ is seen as a cultural concept that cannot be translated. ‘Joy luck’ was referred when anyone could be anything while living a joyful, lucky life in a poor, unsafe home condition. During the time of these four women, they would use their own resources to enjoy potlucks together every week with games of mahjong and quality food. To the daughters, ‘joy luck’ is not as powerful as it is to their mothers because they were in born the United States, where their

  • Tang And Song Dynasty Essay

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    Rozier World Civ. March 23, 2014 Dr. Israel “China and the World” The Tang and Song Dynasties are both pertinent to China’s development. During the Tang period, which is also considered the “Golden Age”, art and literature was embraced and thrived. During the Song Dynasties, many technical inventions allowed China to grow as a nation, and emerge as one of the greatest nations in the medieval world. Both dynasties played a key role in the history of China. The Tang Dynasty (618-906) succeeded the Sui

  • Women and the Family in Chinese History

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    Women and the Family in Chinese History By Patricia The price paid by women in ancient china: Foot binding and Concubines Georgiana Grecea WHO 2001 Professor: Peterson November 1st, 2013 When it comes to traditions, customs and beliefs, one of the most mysterious civilizations in the world is considered to be ancient China. Through their values and cultural lifestyle they have succeeded for many years to make us wonder and want us to know more about their beliefs