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  • The Wisdom in Chinese Proverbs

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    Chinese Proverbs Proverbs are common sayings that are used to illustrate a point to give advice to people on how to live. Chinese proverbs are the common sayings that are used during the time of ancient China. They have existed for thousands of years. According to Chinese Proverb Stories, a website that describes the different kinds of proverbs, "Historical Chinese proverbs are used to illustrate a point, describe a legendary figure, or describe a historical event" (chineseproverbstories.com). Many

  • Meaning of Chinese Proverbs and Idioms

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    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. When

  • Chinese Proverbs During the Time of Ancient China

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    Proverbs are common sayings that are used to illustrate a point to give advice to people on how to live. Chinese proverbs are the common sayings that are used during the time of ancient China. They have existed for thousands of years. According to Chinese Proverb Stories, a website that describes the different kinds of proverbs, "Historical Chinese proverbs are used to illustrate a point, describe a legendary figure, or describe a historical event" (chineseproverbstories.com). Many of these proverbs

  • Dragon-Chinese Culture

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    Dragon-Chinese culture Name Date According to the Chinese culture, the drugs are considered to be legends, which helped the society during the hard times, for example times of war against enemies. According to the Chinese mythology, dragons were creatures with four legs, whose bodies were covered with scales. According to the beliefs of the Chinese people, dragons had power over nature, and as a result controlled natural phenomena such rainfall, floods and even the occurrence of hurricanes

  • Chinese Rice Farming

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    Chinese Rice Farming Works Cited Not Included An ancient Chinese proverb reads, “Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook.” In a comical manner, this proverb illustrates an important point - rice serves an essential function to the people of China. As the pivotal mediator between the Chinese people and the rice they consume, the weather, climate, and environment has played an integral role in rice’s production and utility, as well as the importance it plays within the culture. Ironically

  • Filial Obedience in Confucianism and Paternal Metaphor

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    'While a man's father is alive, look at the bent of his will; when his father is dead, look at his conduct. If for three years he does not alter from the way of his father, he may be called filial.' "[ Confucius & others. Analects, Book 1, 142. The Chinese Classis. Second Edition. Vol 1. Trans: James Legge. Taipei: Literature, History and Philosopny Press, 1960. Print] The verse in Book I of the Analects turned me away from the masterpiece again and again in my teenage years. My intuitive criticism

  • Foot-Binding

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    The practice of Foot-Binding entered into Mainstream Chinese culture around the 12th and 13th centuries (Feng 236), a time when the emerging conservative movement and the creation of a new social class system severely lowered the status of women. The restructuring of the social class system was driven by new and increased prosperity and created a new and higher standard of living that was enjoyed by the new upper class of scholars and farmers. The higher standard of living of the once lower stature

  • The Cultural Revolution That Took Place in China

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    how the Chinese people do things and what they view as important. The Cultural Revolution that took place in China greatly changed how the Chinese do things. Starting in 1966 this revolution ended how “Old China” viewed and did things. Mao Zedong had a different plan for China, one that desired to take away the freedoms that Chinese had experienced in the years before (Nakate 1). After Zedong died the Chinese People were able to get back to what they had been before. “The modern Chinese culture

  • Confucius and Confucianism

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    One of the most famous people in ancient China was a wise philosopher named Confucius (circa 551-479 BC). He was a great Chinese philosopher, educator, and political figure. His teachings and proverbs are in the Analects, which is the base of many Chinese theories. He was born in the village of Zou, and the state of Lu. His father died three years after Confucius' birth leaving the family in destitution, but Confucius did have a decent education. He was married at the age of 19 and had

  • The Importance Of Personal Identity

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    always feel lonely. On the other hand, I believe being true to ourselves will enable people to see our real identity without a disguise. People will see what we are really like on the inside and they can appreciate our real self. In American Born Chinese, Gene Yang argues that staying true to yourself rather than conforming to society’s standards is beneficial since you don’t have to cover up your real identity to fit in. Specifically, Yang reveals how fitting in requires giving up who you are and

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