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  • Summary Of Man Awakened From Dreams

    Man Awakened from Dreams: A Book Review In the book, Liu Dapeng describes a number of themes about Chinese history and at the same time gives the issues of daily life of the Chinese society. In the book, Dapeng describes how the Chinese society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was organized and lived. To do this, Dapeng presents the way the society was living in the guidance of the Chinese values such as the Confucianism set of values. The text presents a portion of the diaries…

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  • Carl Sagans Cosmic Calendar: An Analysis

    finally figure things out, the extent of human knowledge was very limited. To me, I think the reason that humanity is so puffed up about its existence is because we cannot comprehend the vast space that is our universe. According to Carl Sagans ‘Cosmic Calendar’, human existence has lasted only a little less than a ‘day’ in a ‘year’ of the Universe from the beginning of everything to today. From the…

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  • Taishan Mountains Essay

    The immortalization of the seven peaks of the Taishan Mountain is critical to understanding the cultural significance of the temple. The Temple of Heaven has two main altars along with some smaller altars. Of the two main ones, the first is called the Circular Mound of Heaven, and the other is the Altar of Prayer for Harvest. At the time when the temple was created, China was plagued with ill weather and famines, because of which it became important for the people to pray to the Gods for a…

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  • White Color Symbolism

    Therefore, in America, a bride wears a white elegant wedding dress, a long white veil and carries a white bouquet. Besides that a bride should also wear five other things: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in shoe. A bride might wear old jewelry from her mother indicating her former friendship and family ties after marriage. A new might be bought newly to represent her new life starting and to be happy and blessed. A bride is going to borrow…

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  • Real Chinese Spring Festival In America

    The family holiday that I am going to write about is the spring festival, which means new year. I love it because it is the time that the whole family get together and celebrate the new year. However, there are a lot of the misunderstanding that Americans have about the Chinese spring festival. A lot of Americans think that during the spring festival we would do the Feng Shui forecast, which means predicting you future. Also, Americans think we would do the dragon dance on the streets during the…

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  • The Importance Of Tradition In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

    “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” (Jackson 246). “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson describes about a tradition of an annual lottery draw, participated by the people of a village to insure a bountiful harvest. Usually in lotteries, the winners get something special that makes them happy. But in this story, the tradition of the lottery is that whoever is the winner is stoned to death to get a good crop on coming harvest time. We know that tradition is an important part of any culture. But this…

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  • Ang Lee's Pushing Hands, Wedding Banquet, And Eat Drink Man Woman

    Pushing Hands (1992), Wedding Banquet (1993), and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) are Ang Lee’s award-winning trilogy that established his unprecedented success in both film critic and global market. In Ma’s article, he defined Ang Lee’s trilogy as domestic tragicomedy, the word “domestic” refers to not only family, but also nation and Chinese culture; and “tragicomedy” indicates the elaborated melancholic immigrant culture in both Chinese and Chinese diaspora with a light-hearted tone (193). Indeed,…

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  • Chinese And Chinese Culture In Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan

    In the book, Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, in the chapter “Double Face” Lindo realizes how impossible it is to be both Chinese and American through a flashback. She hopes that through her story, Waverly will realize what Lindo is just beginning to understand herself. As the chapter “Double Face” begins, Lindo and her daughter Waverly find themselves in a beauty parlor preparing for Waverly’s second wedding. As they are both looking at each other in the mirror comparing themselves, Lindo slips into…

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  • Nonverbal Communication In Chinese Culture Essay

    NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION STYLE Just like the other cultures, the Chinese culture has its own way of communication both verbally and nonverbally. Chinese people use less expressions compare to the western countries. There are some nonverbal communication styles used in Chinese culture to show their expression. Their style of greeting involves bowing their head while shaking hands with people. On the order hand, when greeting an elderly person, they lower their head and slightly bend forward to…

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  • Conformity In Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior

    Conformity in Chinese and American Society Woman Warrior, written by Maxine Hong Kingston, focuses on the topic of conformity. Throughout the novel, Kingston is forced to conform to both Chinese traditions and American society. Her mother, Brave Orchid, pressures Kingston to conform to Chinese tradition, which is believed to keep her safe and make her a strong Chinese woman. However, Kingston, who is growing up in American society, is confronted with the new American beliefs, offering more…

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