East Asia Essays

  • East Asia

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    East Asia During the years between 1000 and 1400 the East Asian region saw extensive change and development concerning the nature of the elites that ruled respective countries. In China there was the growth of the examination culture, Japan experienced the emergence of the Samurai, Korea saw the growth of the Yangban, and Vietnam became content with a tribute system to China. Each of the respective countries grew and developed independently and for the most part were able to distance themselves

  • Imperialism in East Asia

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    Imperialism is an expression associated with the expansion of the Western European powers, and their invasion and occupation of East Asian countries, mainly throughout the18th and 19th Centuries. Imperialism was administered through brute force and trade that permitted the imperial nations of the west to benefit from East Asian states and manipulate their governments without going to the trouble of implementing political and economic control. During the 19th Century, Britain wanted to trade with

  • Reflection of Modern East Asia

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    From covering Japan’s perilous imperial rule to analyzing Korea’s ambivalent adoption of democratic governance, Modern East Asia explored a broad range of subjects important for one who aspires to understand Asia holistically. Much time was even spent examining China’s horrid history at the hands of foreign meddling, giving insight into a nation feared as the future #1 economic power of the world. Although we covered a broad range of topics, each was given particular attention, never skipping major

  • Idol Culture and East Asia

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    programs on cosmetic surgery, the commercialized nature of ‘Idol culture’ has become crucial in reforming beauty ideals and perceptions of masculinity and femininity amongst mainstream society in East Asia. Due to the drastic popularity of South Korean Idol groups both nationally and throughout East Asia including China, Japan and Taiwan women and men have been increasingly more exposed to sexualized imagery of ‘desirable’ bodies (Epstein and Joo 2012). This has generated an international idealism

  • Western Imperialism and Modern East Asia

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    Western imperialism in East Asia caused many tribulations for China, Japan, and Korea but also helped them to become contemporary nations. The East Asian countries were tremendously affected by unequal treaties, extraterritoriality, and above all, technology. Great Britain encroached upon China their greed for open trade with the Chinese empire resulting in the deterioration of the Chinese culture, which led to the emergence of a modernized civilization. Japan was co-subjugated by Russia and the

  • The Impact of Mcdonalds in East Asia

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    eating a Happy Meal, which indeed came with a toy. Not only did it make me happy, but my mom was able to do some work since I was so engaged with the “McDonald’s experience.” In Golden Arches East, James L. Watson investigates how the McDonald’s culture of fast food appeals to people in the cities of East Asia, particularly with how the company connects with American culture. Watson focuses on key concepts when visiting each place, including localization of America in Beijing, food choices, identity

  • Imperialism and South East Asia

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    Southeast Asia has been controlled by Imperialistic powers since 1400s. These nations become prized for the various countries natural resources, strategic location, and the new markets to be found. The geographical locations become one of the most important factors that lead to the development of each country separately. As we reach the 19th and 20th century, European, American and Asian imperialism still has its claws deep in Southeast Asia. Imperialists are the ones who decide and shape the

  • Change And Continuity Of East Asia Essay

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    East Asia has comparatively long history; as a result, culture of this region is one of the richest in the world. China in turn can be identify as source of many different traditions for other countries as Korea and Japan. Chinese history is about five thousand years old, the first empire was established in 221 BC after Qin Shi Huang had unified China. The imperial dynastic system of government continued for centuries. China was even ruled at times by foreign invaders, such as the Mongols during

  • Nationalist Movements of the Middle East and South Asia after WW1

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    World War One brought about vast changes to many parts of the world. Places like South Asia and the Middle East were able to see the need for self government away from foreign control. This sparked a number of nationalist movements during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Middle East had to Westernize to rid foreign control while India had to be united under non-violence and Hindu values. Before WW1, the Middle East was dominated by outside powers. Egypt was under British control and Persia was divided

  • Confucianism In East Asia

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    reigned supreme with no serious challenger in East Asia. While Christianity has attempted to move in from the West into places like China, it has been marked as a western tool of imperialism and oppression while Confucianism is seen to be truly Chinese. Even in Japan, where until 1945, State Shinto was the predominate religion, State Shinto can trace its roots to Confucianism as a way to control the population. Confucianism has fundamentally changed East Asia and without the region would be incalculably

  • East Asia Patriarchy

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    to 600 CE, East Asia and the Middle East had several similarities. For instance, they both were starting to develop their civilization during the Neolithic Revolution.This is when human beings in some places discovered agriculture and began to settle in permanent communities. The switch from hunting-foraging to agriculture created a more reliable source of food, which in turn fostered population growth and more complex economic and social systems. Throughout Periods 1 and 2, East asia and the Middle

  • Eastern Media and Its Terrific Reach On The Rest of The World

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    upon a global audience. The global phenomenon that is East Asian culture has a large authority on many other cultures. It seems to be that, what Edward Said referred to as, ‘the other’ has a large impact on the rest of the world. Globalization is an occurrence that is fed by this otherness upon most of the world. Anywhere from economic impact to media, East Asia has a major impression on the rest of the world. In the times to come, East Asia is going to grow and expand to have even more of a bearing

  • Confucianism And Modernism

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    examples to explain your point. The modernizing experience in East Asia is unique and challenges the concepts and definitions that have been used to characterize Western modernity. The modern West may have kick started the initial stages of modernity in the region, but as the process gathered momentum, a variety of ethnic resources were utilized. It seems that the social and cultural modernization that sustained the dynamics of East Asia has in some ways, been influenced by Confucianism. Confucianism

  • Proper Order In East Asia

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    both the Western world as well as the East Asian world. However, compared to the West, proper order is not as significant as it is for East Asian government and cultures. Proper order contains two levels: self-cultivation and governance. Governance includes governments, society, and local institutions. They provide an order for human beings to live in. Self-cultivation is more on the individual level and explains an important pre condition for proper order in East Asian culture about having character

  • How Does the Presence of a Confucian Culture Affect the Operation of Democracy?

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    which spread to Asia during the 1980s. The third word-wide wave of democratization did not however affect the undemocratic East Asian countries as they challenged the notion of demoratization and avocated “Asian Values”. Asian values refers to the strong traditional cultural values such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism which co-exists in East Asian societies. The purpose of this essay is to explore Confucian culture and how it may affect the operation of democracy in East Asia. Confucianism

  • Annotated Bibliography: Individualism And Collectivism And Gun Control

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    Annotated Bibliography Celinska, K. (2007). Individualism and Collectivism in America: The Case of Gun Ownership and Attitudes Toward Gun Control. Sociological Perspectives, 50(2), 229-247. doi:1. This article analyzes one of the most debated sociopolitical issues in America based on index of individualism and collectivism: gun ownership and gun control. It tests the hypothesis that the widespread gun ownership in the United States and prevailing attitudes toward gun control represent competing

  • Essay On South Korea

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    jutting out from the world's largest continent, which has helped form the unique Korean characteristics: a combination of traits associated with continental and island people. Korea has a long history of interacting with the continental cultures of Asia such as China. Long history and unique cultural characteristics have given South Korean a culture of great splendour. Korea food is very famous which has become a symbol of South Korea. Rice is the staple of most Koreans like most of the other Asian

  • Academic vs Mainstream Writing

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    Shinhee Lee “Linguistic hybridization in K-Pop: discourse of self-assertion and resistance”, the article by Sue Jin Lee “The Korean Wave: The Seoul of Asian” and the popular article by Lara Farrar for CNN ‘Korean Wave’ of pop culture sweeps across Asia. The Structure of Scholarly Articles In general, scholarly articles tend to be very long ranging from 20-40 pages long; plain usually black and white containing graphs, charts or tables to showcase the results of the research.The reason being is that

  • Human Nature and Proper Order

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    history have had lasting and tangible effects on modern East Asian politics and its relationship between the state and society, and even on a narrower level of the individual and community. In fact, the theory of proper order starts first at the individual level and from there flourishes to create a positive rippling effect throughout all of society. This profound theory and its ideals is credited with developing a social society in East Asia which acknowledges the great potential of each of its citizens

  • fuck me

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    Economic growths has always been valued in the countries of East Asia. Occasionally, in order to improve an economy rapidly a government may have to be in complete control and not progress politically. Two economic strategies known as export promotion strategy and liberalization were favored by East Asian countries. These two strategies were done cause economic growth but were not the most political progressive. Countries such as South Korea and China participated in these strategies. Both had to