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    Liang Qichao was born in 1873 and lived until 1929. During this time he was a young colleague and follower of Kang Youwei (1858-1927) during the failed “100 Days Reform” of 1898. During this time he visited America and wrote about his observations and experiences in a book titled Observation on a Trip to America. The majority of his experiences happened in New York City where he discussed the things he was amazed about and found admirable about America as well as the issues and experiences he found troubling. Furthermore he compared throughout much of his writing the lives of Americans to those of the Chinese, and he discussed his thoughts about the future of life in China. Throughout the writing Liang Qichao discussed many aspects of American…

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    The Hundred Days Analysis

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    Cameron writes, “These evidences of reform, few as they were, seemed sufficient to convince many Chinese and Westerners that China was on the way to renewed vitality.” The defeat subsequently highlighted the failure of these piecemeal reforms to adequately protect China. An urgent response was needed, not only to help China recover from ruin, but to prevent further dismemberment of her sovereignty. China had just forefeited Korea and Japan and foreign nations were also attempting to carve out…

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    Under the hegemonic power of western civilization, Chinese scholar Kang Youwei appropriated social Darwinism into a theory about evolution based on Confucian thought. Kang Youwei’s appropriation on evolutionism is connected to a specific discourse associated with French philosopher Michel de Certeau’s idea of “secondary production”…

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    however, was not for their efforts in childrearing nor was it the independence some attained by undermining societal expectations. Women during this period are often characterized by how the West perceived them for the practice of foot binding, oppressed and a representation of how uncivilized the Chinese empire was. Foot binding itself is a practice that was practiced among the elites in Qing society. According to Dorothy Ko, unlike how the West perceived the act, it was considered was a…

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    Within 50 years, from 1949 to the end of the 20th century, the People 's Republic of China has gone from a poor, isolated, under-developed, overpopulated country to one of the biggest economies and most powerful countries in the world. That 50-year journey was long, difficult and different at various periods for the people of China. To elaborate, contradicted to the fact that the Communist Party of China has been the one dominant political regime, China has witnessed many changes within the…

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    Have you ever wondered if climbing a 29,029 feet high mountain is a bad idea? Mount Everest is located between China and Nepal. Mount Everest grows 1 inch each year. Climbing Mount Everest is a bad idea because climbers health is at risk if they climb, the climbers are in a lot of danger before and after the climb, and the mountains environment is at risk. Climbing Mount Everest is a bad idea because the climbers health is at risk. The textbook Geography Alive! Regions and People is a…

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    "Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favor." My artistic talent, in comparison to past classmates and relatives, has always been overshadowed so subsequently I had little desire to develop whatever talents I did possess. Notwithstanding, I’ve always wanted to be able to sculpt, paint, and draw with the same ease and beauty those past friends and teachers had shown. Moreover, I’ve always enjoyed museums and art galleries or anything that enhances my overall knowledge in various cultures and their…

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    Life seems to have endless possibilities and opportunities. Some may be beneficial, whereas others may have no benefit to one’s life. In the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, the characters will have the opportunity to go up the tallest mountain in the world. Although their life will be at stake, the opportunity for the climbers is just too good to pass up. When reading this book, one will question the climbers’ ways of thinking and the decisions that they make. As you get further into the…

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    I have done plenty of challenging things in my life, but a few of those things were harder than others. Like a thirty mile hike. Right now you probably think I’m crazy for hiking up mountains for thirty miles! But I will never forget the experience of the beauty of the Sawtooth mountains and spending time with my grandpa. Also, I will never forget the massiveness of the three ridges we had to climb up. That was definitely not my favorite part of the hike. The hike started out at a lake called…

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    The purpose of most novels are to convey a message to the reader, to me the novel “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” was very successful at this. I don’t know the name of the main character but I assume it’s the author as it refers to himself by the use of “me”, “my” and “I”. I felt that the strong connection between the two main characters, Luo and the author was extremely significant. Their friendship displayed the strongest loyalty where they would sacrifice their lives for each…

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