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  • Social Classes In Ancient China

    working family members that served the emperor. The people of China at this time also practiced Bao-jia to better produce crops and cultivation. Another key ideal of the social classes at this point in Chinese History was the ideas of 5 relationships. They were that the son was subordinate to the father, the younger brother was subordinate to the elder brother, a proper relationship between friend and friend, wife was subordinate to her husband, and all family members were subject to the…

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  • Derivative: The Phenomenon Of Historical And Cultural Heritage

    The Initial Value And Derivative: The Phenomenon Of Historical And Cultural Heritage Value Of The Derivative Generally speaking, people will not make it a valuable historical and cultural heritage of doubt, because those who have been included in the list of all levels and types of cultural heritage, have been consistent with some values. Such as UNESCO > there is no further elaboration. I believe that the so-called historical and cultural heritage of universal value, in fact, a universal…

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  • Chinese Masculinity Analysis

    is closely associated with the gender hierarchy (Connell and Messerschmidt, 2005). Likewise, Chinese masculinity of the father is still built and consolidated through showing higher status over women in a family. In other words, Chinese masculinity of fatherhood is constructed in a contrast with women. Connell and Messerschmidt (2005) emphasized women are vital in many processes of constructing masculinities. It is said that patterns of masculinity are socially defined in contradistinction from…

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  • The Importance Of Chinese Culture In Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club

    Joy Luck Club, Tan demonstrates how four Chinese mothers immigrate to America in hope for a better future. While they are able to enjoy the freedom that they could not find in China, they are not able to establish a good relationship with their daughters due to their differences in values and expectations. Through this novel, it is evident that adhering to restrictive Chinese culture while living in America has an impact on the relationships between…

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  • Traditional Chinese Immigrant Analysis

    Gender is always a controversial topic when anthropologists and sociologists talk about inequality. For most of the female immigrants, who came to the United States pursuing American Dreams and brighter future for their family, the first but not last challenge they needed to overcome may be gender conflicts while integrating into a society. Yinyi Zhong, a 41 years old Chinese woman who immigrated to California with her family in 2012, challenged the gender role of traditional Chinese value but…

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  • Nostalgia In China

    the lost totems. Chinese characters are not immutable. As a matter of fact, behind every Chinese character there is a history of evolution, from the ancient oracle bone scripts to modern simplified Chinese characters. In this way, every generation inherits the tradition of Chinese characters, and then overthrows the tradition. Before a nostalgic Chinese speaker can use the lost totems as transitional objects, s/he has to recognize Chinese characters not as independent external objects, but…

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  • Generations In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

    history follows and unfolds for the next generation. This then gives birth to character, the synthesis of human genetics and growth of unique personality through life experiences. Generations and character are both prominent themes in the novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. The four mothers in the novel represent the older, Chinese traditional generation and their four daughters represent the new Chinese-infused American generation. Although some might argue that the daughter’s resistance to…

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  • The Joy Luck Club By Amy

    Waverly tried to use the art of invisible strength against her mother. She realized that her mother, the strongest wind, “could not be seen” and “pondered her next move” (Tan 100-101). This expectation to win drove the mother-daughter relationship through a time of hardship. This lesson of the art of invisible strength was used to fracture the relationship. Lindo’s expectations are still stuck in another culture. Kruzykowski explains that when a family migrates to another country “its members…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Immigrant Parents: Should They Americanize Their Children

    On the other hand, being a bilingual could even give their children more advantages and opportunities. For instance, my language partner, called Mitchell, is a Chinese-Americans mixed-blood. She speaks English and Chinese, and she’s not Americanized because her parents are willing to let her access to different cultures. Mitchell is always proud of it, “It is always not a bad thing to learn more stuffs. The more immigrants that have been Americanized, the less diversity the world is. I’m a…

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  • Personal Narrative: Helping Hard To Face With Challenges

    It is what I learned from stories about my name. Before I came here, I got in touch with my roommate and told her that she can call me my English name if she considered it hard to articulate my Chinese name. But she told me she really wanted to learn how to read it and call me using my real name. Later I asked another friend whether she thought pronouncing my Chinese name to be a little inconvenient, but she answered without hesitation that she was willing to call me my real name—everyone could…

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