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    Gangxia village is an urban village situated in the central part of Futian CBD, Shenzhen. The urban village comprises two parts, as shown in Figure 4.2, Heyuan and Louyuan, the case study here only covers Heyuan block, which takes up a population of approximately 68,000 (only 900 are indigenous villagers, the other 67,000 are migrant tenants) and an area of approximately 151,600 m2 (Futian Government Online, 2007). Regarding the large size of redevelopment and the complex interests among various stakeholders, before the planning process, Gangxia village, the last urban village in designated area of Futian CBD, was recognised as the most difficult project to conduct in Shenzhen (Southern Metropolis Daily, 2011). At the very beginning, the proposal was published by municipal government in 1998 and then proceeded by Futian Urban Renewal Office (FURO) 4 years later, this planning process, however, had lasted for 10 years (Futian Government Online, 2008). Final documents of the redevelopment were come into force and the demolition began in April, 2009. Just like other urban villages, reaching extremely high density (reached a floor area ratio of 3.40) and presented sub-standard living conditions (as shown in Figure 4.3), Gangxia village also receives benefits from rental income from the great amount of migrants who seek for cheaper accommodation. The gross income of Gangxia village joint-stock company (VJSC) in 2003 was 14.88 million RMB, 96% of which was from property leasing…

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    Whether it’s about a man out for revenge due to an insult from a friend or a mysterious castle on a hill, setting often play an important role in establishing meaning in stories. Setting is the when, where, an action in fiction takes place. While the setting in a story may seem like a simple part of the story, it can in fact have a huge impact on what is going on in the narrative. In “A Pair of Ticket” the setting plays an effective role because it shows the progression of June May learning…

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    A Pair Of Tickets

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    In the story “A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan, a young woman named Jing-Mei travels upon a journey into finding her culture. Along the way she takes many different stops in which enriches her knowledge of her background. Setting plays a major role in this particular story as she travels to a foreign land in hope of finding where she came from. The external setting in the story has an immense impact on what is going on internally with Jing-Mei, the narrator. The setting in Tan’s work explores the…

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    Microsystem Case Study

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    Case Description Jeff is a 13-year-old boy who was born and lived in Sichuan province and he entered middle school in Guangzhou this year. Before Jeff came to Guangzhou, his academic performance was always high-ranked in his class. Jeff’s parents came from rural area in Sichuang province and both of them only finished their primary school education. They Now they operate a small restaurant in Guangzhou and they are always busy working. They consider that only high academic level can help Jeff…

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    Curtis Institute of Music: a description of professional experience, if any, including roles and dates performed, names of performing organizations, nonoperatic musical activities, and dramatic training and experience. I love music for many years, and I try my best to do anything relates to performance. I ‘d like to describe my professional experience in the following passages. In July, 2014 I won the champion in Music of Spirit and Faith Group, the second in Female Chamber Choirs Group, the…

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    Complexity Of Identity

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    very much. Chinese education may not be comparable to the United States‘s education, but different countries always has their own educational methods. China is my country, learn to identify with our own country is the most important. Chinese Language has a big profound histories and features. I was proud of myself speaking Chinese. In addition, I want to say I was a Cantonese speaker also. I can speak Mandarin and Cantonese very well, but Cantonese is my first language in my life. China has a…

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    China In The 19th Century

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    leading to the Taiping Rebellion. In the Qing dynasty, massive famine was happening everywhere in China and chaos started. The Taiping Rebellion was a civil war in southern China fought from 1850 to 1864 against the ruling Qing dynasty to gain independency, democracy and national prosperity and against foreign capitalist aggression toward peasants. Due to the British dominance over China and the unsettled conditions, threaten and encouraged many Chinese living particularly in the southern…

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    Previously this was due to natural geography, but in recent years the coastal nature of the Fujian and Guangdong regions have been mostly due to human intervention. Artificial dredging and reworking of landscapes on a large scale has allowed the natural environment to facilitate those who live on it, rather than hinder oppourtunities moving forward. By overcoming these obstacles, the Chinese people of this region have managed to keep their cultural and cuisine very much alive (Anderson,…

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    Language Attitudes Paper

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    such attitudes and possible reasons behind language attitudes. In the introduction part, the author reviewed some important research on language attitudes, explaining how people 's attitudes towards language varieties imply their perception of the speakers. Listeners tend to make judgment about speakers based on their accent. People’s language attitudes may not constant; the change of attitudes can result from socio-economical and cultural factors (Garrett 2010). The introduction part also…

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    Triad Mission Summary

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    China and lower-class associations proliferated. Armed violence led to mass executions, especially those of higher leaders in secret societies: “Nine society members received the death penalty for involvement in armed frays, considered a more serious crime than simply joining a secret society.” Authorities in Beijing believed lighter penalties would be insufficient and that to send a message to the secret societies, especially the Heaven and the Earth, they would take extreme measures.…

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