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  • China & Chinese Issues <- Click for more
  • A 5 page review of the first English translation of the experiences of one Chinese woman in pre-revolutionary China. The contention is presented that Xie’s experiences serve to dispel the Twentieth Century notion that up until the 1949 revolution China remained to a large degree traditional. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

    A 7 page overview of these novels. Written partly as biographies and partly as fiction these books span several genres. Incorporating elements of myth superimposed on historical fact, these novels have sometimes been misunderstood by critics. This paper asserts, however, that this mish-mash of styles provides an accurate picture of the Chinese-American ...

    Bertolucci’s, The Last Emperor – An Overview: This 6-page essay examines the 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci film, The Last Emperor. Part embellished fiction, in part fact this epic motion picture depicts the biography of Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Ling Dynasty and much of 20th Century China’s tumultuous history. Bibliography lists 3 ...

    A 10 page paper that relates the history and biography of the last Manchu Emperor, Henry P'u Yi, who assumed the throne when he was just barely three years old. The writer reports his life as a child, teenager, his association with the Japanese, his exile to the Soviet Union where he lived under ...

    This 8 page report discusses international joint ventures in China and the successes of joint business ventures between Chinese business and foreign businesses. The ability of business investors who reside in one country and invest in a business in another to influence the firms in which they have an ownership stake is an issue of long-standing concern. With the growth of ...

  • Japan & Japanese Issues <- Click for more
  • This 6 page paper discusses Japanese values and how they impact the business culture of the nation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

    A 6 page paper. Philosophical considerations aside, member states in an international institution do now have the same amount of power. An example involving NATO is used to demonstrate this fact. The paper then discusses the failure of the League of Nations and the success of the United Nations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

    9 pages in length. The author reviews the fact that it is unlikely that there will be a Pax Nipponica in the near future. This is largely due to the fact that the United States hegemon was purported to be in decline; however this statement is a bit premature as the United States still wields much power. ...

    The Meiji Restoration

    • 5 page paper

    This 5 page paper looks at this important period in Japanese history when the Emperor Meiji was restored to power in Japan, and the changes which resulted from his rule. The paper includes discussion on the reforms such as education, trade and war. The long-term costs are also discussed with reference to world war two. ...

    Japanese Religion

    • 8 page paper

    An 8 page overview of Japan's primary religions. These include Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The author of this paper emphasizes that these religions have merged over time into one distinctive Japanese religion. The various elements of each, however, remain distinctive in that religion. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Korea & Korean Issues <- Click for more
  • An 8 page paper on the Korean market for computer software imports. The writer describes the aspects necessary for high market potential, and identifies the target group to whom the product would be sold. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

    The Korean War

    • 14 page paper

    14 pages in length. A complete overview of the Korean War-- described as a 'new' experience for the United States. Discussed are the War's political objectives, military strategies, and more. An excellently-detailed report ! Bibliography lists 7 sources.

    The Korean War

    • 12 page paper

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of the Korean War, including what led up to it and the reasons behind it. Many subjects are addressed including McCarthyism, the cold war, propaganda, containment policy and the Eisenhower presidential campaign. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

    An 8 page essay on the Korean conflict and how crossing the 38th parallel altered the political and military objectives of the war.Bibliography lists 10 sources.

    A 5 page analytical look at why China participated in the Korean War. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Phillipines <- Click for more
  • Doing Business Abroad

    • 5 page paper

    This 5 page business analysis provides an overview of the political and business climate in The Philippines as well as Indonesia. The countries are compared in terms of favorability for doing business. The unrest in Indonesia is explained. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

    The Power of the Datu

    • 2 page paper

    A 2 page research paper on the chieftains of the traditional Philippine villages before Spanish conquest. The writer details how the villages functioned and what gave the chiefs their power. Bibliography cites 1 source.

    This 5 page paper discusses the book "American Workers, Colonial Power" by Dorothy Fujita-Rony, and how the Filipino experience parallels – and differs from – that of other Asian immigrants. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

    A 3 page essay paper on the religious movement of the Philippines during the eighteenth century. The writer details the history of the group and its significance to native rebellions against Spain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

    The people and culture of the Philippines have a long and exceptional history. This 10 page paper argues against the idea that the Filipino culture is 'imitative' and is, rather, extremely rich as well as varied and unique. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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  • This is a 5 page book review of “Gandhi: A Life” by Yogesh Chadha (1997). Gandhi’s peaceful process was integral in the negotiations of the independence of India and while his methods may have seemed against many of the traditions of the Hindus, his acceptance of other religions and Western ways paved the way for ...

    This 10 page overview looks at the market in India particularly as it pertains to Americans who do business there. Topics include : customs, traditions, language, religion and superstitions and why it is important to understand the culture of a country in which one conducts business. Specific examples include Kentucky Fried Chicken's difficulties as well ...

    When a company considers expanding internationally the environment in the target country has to be carefully assessed. This 16 page paper assesses India as a potential target country, examining the international, economic, political, legal and social environment. The paper then considers the different modes of entry that may be used. The paper uses the example ...

    This 8 page paper discusses the processes that may come into play when a nation struggles to free itself from the grip of an imperial power.

    This 12 page report discusses the Zoroastrians of India (also known as the Paris or Parsees), who fled from Persia in the Middle Ages to protect their beliefs from the spread of Islam. The founder of their religion was the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathushtra). The increasing complexities of modern society have also deeply affected the Zoroastrians, who like most deeply religious groups ...

  • Miscellaneous (Asian Studies) <- Click for more
  • A 9 page research paper tracing the dramatic changes Nepal has faced since the monarchy regained control in 1951 after 100 years of forced internal repression and isolationism from the rest of the world. Most of the people live in abject poverty, but forces from both the public and private sectors are working to ease ...

    A comprehensive 4 page overview in which the writer discusses situations unique to doing business in Indonesia. Examined are various social and cultural 'do's' and 'don't' for the American entity looking to establish itself overseas. Examples include understanding the importance of Indonesian, family & ethnic ties, politeness, mannerism, etc; Excellent for those studying basic international ...

    8 pages. This paper deals with a hypothetical recommendation to expand a Greater Cincinnati business to another country that is a major trading partner with the United States. Considered will be the cultural issues that must be addressed in order to consider developing these plans. Additional topics that will be addressed are the enduring practices, characteristics, and ...

    This 10 page report discusses a number of factors associated with transferring an American employee to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Social, cultural, and communication problems are discussed. Bibliography only lists the case study used.

    This 7 page report discusses the sultanate of Brunei Darussalam located on the northern coast of Borneo. For the past century, the tiny nation was one of the wealthiest in the world but it has recently had to deal with numerous economic problems and is being forced to change many long-held habits and attitudes. In addition, since ...

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