Academic Papers on Asian Literature

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A 4 page essay that discusses the meaning of oppression in the lives of four Indian characters in Rohinton Misty's novel A Fine Balance. Only the source is cited.

This 6 page paper considers the 1947 book by Wu Zhuoliu. The impacts of Japanese and Chinese colonialism are analyzed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A Pair of Tickets

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses Amy Tan’s short story, A :Pair of Tickets. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

4 pages in length. Any Tan's "Mother Tongue" piece delves into the perceived notion of there being only one right way to speak English and how she is not entirely sure her mother's fractured tongue is any less viable than her cultured approach. Sucheng Chan's "You're Short, Besides," by comparison, utilizes her many ...

This 5 page paper discusses the “Diary of Lady Murasaki,” a poet in the Heian court of Japan in 1000 AD. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the story presented in Lord's book, and reflects on correlations between the actions and perceptions of the main protagonist and the life story of the author herself. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper on this nonfiction work by Jung Chang. It tells the story of three generations of Chinese women in the author's family, and how the cataclysmic changes of the twentieth century affected their very different lives. Bibliography lists one source.

A 3 page discussion of this work of Japanese literature focusing on one specific scene. The writer analyzes the importance of Mr. Stevens' meeting with Miss Kenton as it relates to the story. No Bibliography.

A 5 page essay discussing the issue of sociocultural values in this acclaimed book. The writer examines various changes occurring in Japanese society as it became 'Westernized' and how such changes affect the characters in Tanizaki's novel.

A 5 page paper on the way the characters of the four sisters in Tanizaki's classic novel epitomize a conflict of values, and values in transition in pre-war Japan. One source (the book itself) listed.

Soseki's novel is analyzed in this 6 page paper. The writer's thesis seeks to demonstrate the timelessness of the Japanese work. The primary relationship in the work is discussed in depth through a character analysis in addition to the exploration of several of the author's themes. No additional sources are used.

A 5 page argumentative essay in support of the thesis that Pa Chin's purpose was to introduce the world to the viability of gender role changes in his society by maintaining the traditional family structure as a base for that change. Bibliography lists 1 source.

An 8 page paper that provides a comparison of the family represented in these two works. This paper suggests that while Pa Chin's account of family interactions within a Chinese family compound presents familiar elements of the family structure in China, Hsueh-Chin's account supports a definitively different gender perspective. Bibliography lists no additional ...

A 5 page paper on this seminal work of modern Chinese fiction. It demonstrates how Wang departs from old romantic narrative patterns of traditional Chinese literature to show the opportunities and dilemmas of women in modern Chinese society.

A 5 page paper comparing the famous Irish author with a Chinese writer less well-known in the United States, but just as influential in his own country as Joyce is in the English-speaking world. The paper illustrates the many uncanny parallels between these two authors. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Modernism

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing two forms of cultural expression in relationship to modernism. The two forms discussed are literature and the cinema. These forms of cultural expression can be considered to be quite dissimilar, being that their essential framework is composed of slightly different ingredients, but despite these differences the essential modernism influence is ...

This 5 page essay analyzes Saikaku's story entitled Life of a Sensuous Man (translated). Two specific themes are discussed with citations to support the themes. Especially emphasized is Saikaku's use of irony. No additional sources cited.

In 5 pages, the author discusses "From Korea to Heaven Country by Lee Ki Chuck, looking at the story from a cultural heritage perspective. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

6 pages in length. Alexander the Great has been heralded all throughout history as one of Greece's most memorable and illustrious personalities; while he was instrumental in providing leadership for the Greeks, he was also a notorious murderer who utilized his authority to put many people to death. This aspect of Alexander's persona ...

A 6 page research paper that examines the reign of Alexander the Great relative to how it changed the perceptions of monarchy in the hellenistic world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

8 pages in length. Greek law evolved as a necessary means by which to regulate society's behavior. What had up until then been left up to the whims of each individual to handle on his own was now a product of fair and sensible legal procedure. Alexander the Great was the instrumental ...

A 14 page overview of the importance of infrastructure in attracting investors in Vietnamese construction. Relates the economic problems the country is experiencing and proposed a research design for an alternative wastewater disposal project designed to be of both environmental and economic benefit. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page paper contrasting the lives of women in 17th century China depicted in this book by Jonathan D. Spence with the lives of Chinese women today. The paper concludes that Chinese women today, regardless of class, have more options than were available to their seventeenth century counterparts. Bibliography lists one source.

A 6 page paper analyzing this autobiographical work by Maxine Hong Kingston. The paper looks at the degradation of women in traditional Chinese-American families, and shows how Kingston used myth to build a sense of self. No additional sources.

A 5 page paper looking at the oppositions Amy Tan has drawn between western and eastern cultures in this evocative novel. The paper contends that it is necessary for the present to become integrated with the ancestral past, the world of the spirit with the world of the flesh, in order for a person to ...

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