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  • Yueyang Hsia Yung Analysis

    Since the Tang Dynasty in 716 AD, the Yueyang Tower has guarded the Northern gateway to the Hunan province, the point where the Yangtze River meets the Xiang River at Lake Dongting. The site, once a platform for the Wu Kingdom (222-250 AD) general Lu Su to train his naval troops1, offers a beautiful and strategic panoramic view of the surrounding area and a near bird’s eye view of the lake – one of China’s largest bodies of fresh water. The tower had already been through numerous reconstructions, most recently during the Song Dynasty in 1054, when Hsia Yung (mid 14th century) masterfully depicted an idyllic scene of life in Yueyang: scholars stroll about in the foreground amongst the trees and rocks, people enjoy a meal in the tower, and…

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  • Li Bai Poem Analysis

    The period 713-756 AD was the time the Tang Dynasty reached its zenith, and it was also known as the golden age of Chinese poetry. Among all the brilliant poets of the time, Li Bai 李白was one of the greatest and most influential romantic poets in Chinese literary history. Li Bai(701-762), styled Taibai 太白, and his pseudonym was Qinglianjushi 青莲居士, which means “lay Buddhist of blue lotus”. He likes reading, traveling, drinking, and writing poems. Li Bai has superior and admirable writing skills,…

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  • Reference Evapotranspiration And Climate Change

    (2016) showed the inverse relationship between increasing temperature and decreasing evaporation in southwest China existed an evaporation paradox and the decreases contribution of wind speed to the changes of ETref offset the increases contribution of mean temperature. Wang et al. (2015) concluded that the contributions of net radiation, wind speed, actual vapor pressure are the major driving factors for the decrease in ETref for the three-river source region of China. Hence, further evaluation…

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  • Major Events Of The Taiping Rebellion, And The Opium War

    it was one of the most devastating civil wars to date, costing an estimated twenty million to thirty million people their lives (Meyer-Fong, T. (2003). many say it cut the population in china to more than fifty percent. starting in 1851 after the taiping rebellion had defeated the chinese government in guangxi,the taiping army started traveling north on the yangzi river taking over many important cities (Meyer-Fong, T. (2003).moving forward to 1853 taiping forces arrived at what was there new…

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  • Shakespeare In China

    When a Westerner studies Chinese history or a Chinese language, an understanding of culture is essential to every lesson as Chinese culture differs significantly from any Western culture. Therefore, it must be studied more, in order to gain mastery in social situations and to fully understand China. In my studies, one of the more noteworthy things I have come across in Chinese culture is how inextricable the concept of face is from nearly every quirk and nuance of Chinese culture. Face is the…

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  • China Water Project

    The Sanmenxia dam has become a national symbol of power and the party’s ability to dominate nature. Many people hoped that the construction of the Sanmenxia Dam would block all the silt from upstream and make the Yellow River “run clear”. (Yellow River, pg.184) After completion, the dam failed to block all the silt in the Yellow River because the rapid silt accumulation has exceeded Chinese leader’s expectations. The purpose of the dam was later changed to discharge silt back into the river…

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  • Ancient Egypt And Ancient China

    The Egyptian complex societies grew up along the banks of the longest river in the world, the Nile. During the third millennium BCE these people created a distinctive and powerful state. Many of the people living here had migrated to Egypt, some from the eastern and western deserts in Sinai and Libya. Ancient Egypt was an area where different cultures blended cultural practices and technologies. Very similar to the people of Egypt were the people of East Asia. Just like all the other people of…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Dams

    devastating amount of damage that people don’t recognize because they create “green energy”. Dams block the natural flow of rivers, in turn causing problems with vegetation dying, fish migration, and the buildup of toxins. These problems cause unnecessary harm the surrounding ecosystem and sometimes unrepairable damage to the earth, which appeal to the moral principles of not causing more harm than necessary and leaving the earth in an as good as or better condition. To repair the damage caused…

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  • Text 1 Persuasive Speech

    embedding his argument in our minds. He chooses to list every dammed waterway and occasionally compare dams to another large famous structure, which to us, are shocking revelations. Since most of his essay is comprised of the list-type sentence, it results in subliminal messaging of our damnation of American rivers. Chouinard’s and Barcott’s negative opinions on the existence of dams are presented dissimilarly. Chouinard goes for the logos in all humans, presenting fact after fact, statistic…

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  • Hatchet Reflection

    One novel that has impacted my life greatly would have to be Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This story is about a young miner who was in an airplane crash. The airplane landed in a lake in the forest. The boy had to learn how to survive on his own with nothing, but his hatchet. That special hatchet was a gift from his mother, which she gave him before his airplane departed. Throughout the summer, he learns how to survive in the part of the wilderness he had never seen before. Particularly, this book…

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