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    The feeling of presented that crown of hope that represents your dreams; only to have it taken away from you is a horrendous agonizing feeling. Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang, is a gripping tale that paints herself as the girl who’s future is shown brightly only to be abruptly forced away from her. Ji-li, a young girl whose perfect world is being tossed around wildly by the Culture Revolutions. She writes in her memoir the heartbreaks, changes and horrors that she witnessed and the emotional journey she embarked. Towards the end she is faced with a traumatic choice will she change her life and let go what has supported her from birth or cling on to hope and follow her family. Ji-li memoir shows her taking a savage ride on the “feel” train. “Change…

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    As it says in the Red Scarf Girl, “...tight pants and pointed shoes are what the Western bourgeoisie admire. (Ji-Li Jian pg. 30)” And also stating that the person was wearing a cream-colored jacket with the zipper half open, and a pair of sharply creased light-brown pants. He had also been wearing fashionable two-tone shoes. These were “Four olds” back then during the 1960s in the Republic of China. It says in the book that “One of the boys was trying to squeeze an empty beer bottle up the man’s…

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    Martial Arts Influence

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    makers. They noticed the beauty of Shaolin and the skill required to perform it. Soon, directors began to script movies with this type of martial arts in their films. Shaolin had a huge impact on the genre of martial arts films. Chinese opera consisted of elaborate and graceful moves, which made moviemakers decided to input some of these moves into their movies. Shaolin was one of the first forms of martial arts and was similar to the acrobatic moves in Chinese opera; therefore, filmmakers…

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    Cixi's Reform

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    power of the monarch should never be excess over the constitution, and the prerogatives of the royal families should be stated clearly, which would restrict the actions of the emperors . Different from the British, Qing still wanted to save power and preserved the controls from the Manchu elites, which was also considered as the first urgent mission for this reform by the Qing Court. Hence Qing tried to promote the collaboration between the local and the central government, which could help…

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    Colors have always been a substantial influence on a person’s mood. In fact, colors can carry specific meanings. Color is not just about aesthetics—it also communicates specific information. The Golden Pavilion is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. In Japanese culture, golden means something very special. Heaven. Westerns, on the contrary, link the same with something very materialistic. Money. But gold is not the only color that has very…

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    The representation and consideration of the masses in China has always been a controversial theme to discuss. The corrupted power prefers to Vito the rise of social awareness than to push the privileged hierarchies of fascism within the political sectors. Many politicians seek to perpetuate an absolute throne above poverty by carefully constructing the destruction of stability through social resentment and polarization. The awarded documentary Free China: The Courage to Believe portrays a clear…

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    Mo The Red Guard

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    described murdering thousands, torturing family members, and destroying paintings. While the entire source is not opinionated, a primary source within this prominently secondary source describes Mao as a god, an opinionated view. The primary sources in the book provide insight into the propaganda and persuasion used by Mao. This book was found in the Unionville Library and was published in 1994. Despite the book being published in 1994, the information found in this book is still relevant…

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    Revolution spread to the whole nation, entered “All-round Civil War” in China period. A power-seizure movement across the nation was launched by Mao and the Party Central, and caused a violent competition among mass organizations. Afterward, military was authorized to suppress any counterrevolution. Unarmed civilians were killed in the armed conflicts across the whole country. The third period, Killing for and by the New Organs of Power, started in 1968, and ended in 1971. The central goal…

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    Previously he started with the “Great Leap Forward” which was started to modernize China. Mao began making factories to promote technology and collectivized farms. What he didn’t know was that the workers didn’t know how to use the factories and the equipment so the things that were produced were of very bad quality and not up to par (“China’s Cultural Revolution Begins: May 1966”). Because farmland was used to build factories on, the production of crops started to decline which resulted into…

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    Tiananmen Square Massacre

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    The Tiananmen Square massacre is an important time in history for a giant protest against a communist government. The Tiananmen Square massacre may be barred from the web pages in China, but the event that happened in June 4th 1989 is widely known across the world. The Tiananmen Square massacre was a result of a prodemocracy movement by the Chinese citizens that wanted more freedom than what they currently were given by China’s policies. Many students of the country and civil workers wanted…

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