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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 ...

This 6 page report discusses the advantages and disadvantages presented by the Chinese market for international business development and marketing. In 1998, new policies were enacted in China to increase foreign investments and marketing expansion in the country. They included the optimization of foreign-funded industrial structure, the expansion of foreign investments into the petrochemical and construction sectors, improved allocation of foreign investments and ...

A 6 page paper. Cultural values are inherent in the corporate structure in any nation. Business practices founded on the Chinese cultural values are far different than what the typical Westerner is accustomed to. This paper discusses the cultural values founded on Confucianism and how these are translated into business practices. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of items that a business would want to consider when expanding to China. The paper focuses on education and human capital. Suggestions are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This paper discusses a joint venture between a U.S. and Chinese firm -- and the political and business climate in China that might impact the firms' ability to do business. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 10 page paper is a comprehensive look at Taiwan, the geographical location and historical background, the structure and performance of the economy, international trade patterns, social and environmental influences, international organisation memberships and general factors influence trade in, and with, Taiwan. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

This 4-page paper describes how China's business environment is likely to change with its accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO). Topics discussed include economic growth, Foreign Direct Investment, employment, quotas and exports. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 14 page paper. Less than one percent of the entire British work force is identified as ethnic minority. Even so, companies whose employees represent more than one culture and language will sometimes be faced with language barriers. To fully understand the obstacles language can present, it is also necessary to have a basic understanding ...

This 25 page paper provides an overview of the following topic: Immigration Controls and Chinese Small Business in the UK. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 5 page paper that comments on some of the industries in both countries, the amount of American exchange China has, industries outsourcing to China, Chinese expatriates taking their experience back to China and the U.S. trade deficit with China. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 12 page paper takes a look at things a U.S. citizen might consider when doing business in China. Trade is a focus of this discussion. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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.

A 5 page paper examining the theme of domestic abuse in 17th century China in this book by Jonathan D. Spence. The paper argues that because Chinese society placed so much power in the hands of one gender at the expense of another, tragedies like the brutal death of Mrs. Wang were inevitable. Bibliography lists ...

This 11 page research paper compares and contrasts the views of Confucius and Plato on society and the creation of a ruling state. Specifically discussed are the nature of man in terms of good and evil, what role, if any, a higher power plays; whether or not morality can be learned; and the purpose of ...

Zen Meditation

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper on the history and practice Zen Meditation. Zen essentially teaches that inner transformative power is found within our own selves and not through pious acts or learning from established masters. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

10 pages in length. Since the time of Hiroshima, there has been an overwhelming sense of comfort and safety associated with the nuclear bomb, just as long as one is on the side with such fierce power. The United States has paved the way for China when it comes to yielding the political ...

A 9 page paper detailing the power struggle between the Communist Party and the KMT (Kuomintang) in revolutionary China. The writer details the working ideologies of both parties and explores the social conditions and the political circumstances that produced them. The bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 13 page paper discusses the normalization of relations between the U.S. and China, as well as examining the Chinese economy, its political system and relations with other global powers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper. The rise of China is definitely real with GDP increasing 12 fold in the last 20 years. China is very close to being the world's third largest economy. This essay offers economic data and comments about China's rise in the world market. It also comments on the shift in the ...

A 5 page research paper on the life of Tzu Hsi, who has the mother of the emperor became the power behind the throne of China for fifty years. Ambitious, xenophobic, anti-modern and superstitious, she lived a life of luxury and ostentation to the detriment of her country. Her rule, rather then preserving traditional Chinese ...

A complete, 9 page overview of Taoism-- an ancient Chinese religion. The writer discusses the philosophy, traditions, practices, and rituals of Taoist people as well as some of their legends and sacred scripts. Variations of Taoism, Taoism's relevance to Confucianism, and the endurance of the religion today-- are among the many other subtopics covered in ...

Culture of China

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper discusses the government, economy, educational system, and religions of China, and whether it is a high-tech or low-tech nation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses the methods Europeans used to bring religion and their influence to China from 1500-1800; the essay uses D.E. Mungello’s book “The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800” as its source. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page paper considers the legal framework that was seen in China between 1644 and 1911. The paper considers the basis f the legal system, the way in which there was legalised inequality and how this was resolved with Confucian ideals. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

An 8 page overview of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the historical circumstances surrounding it. The author emphasizes that this Act was just one more reflection of our nation's racism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This five page paper compares and contrasts the ancient civilizations of Greece and China. Examples from sociological, cultural, national given. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 15 page research paper examines the role of women throughout China's cultural history. Specifically considered are women's roles from a historical perspective, the theme of 'big' tradition (government) vs. ‘little' tradition (household and the masses) and the outlook of women in China today. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

8 pages in length. The recent trend toward alternative therapies, such as traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is one that warrants the attention of the Western medical society. Not only are the herbal therapies valued for their healing abilities, but when used in conjunction with other alternative modalities, they provide a much more comprehensive approach ...

A 6 page paper that traces the political history of the Gate of Heavenly Peace, and then explores the six weeks leading up to the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The paper provides 3 viewpoints on the deaths involved, and ends with two quotes, one from an intellectual involved in the occupation of the Square and the ...

ANSWERS TO ESSAYS

  • 6 page paper

This 6-page paper encompasses answers to various essay questions. Topics include how Avon operates on a world-wide basis, the Just in Time concept for manufacturing, the differences between Hinduism and Islam (and similarities) as well as the differences and similarities between Taiwan and mainland China.

A 10 page paper discussing the rise of China's Communist party under the leadership of Mao Zedong, with emphasis on the Long March. In many ways it appears that China's Communist party was victorious almost more as a result of Chaing Kai-Shek's weak leadership than because of their own superior abilities. Without his unnatural obsession ...

Mao Zedong / Legacy

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page essay on the history of Mao Zedong's government through historian eyes and the eyes of civilians during the period. The writer discusses Mao's policies, and how they applied to individuals—and how they are still a huge influence upon China. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

5 page review and discussion of the book 'An Outline of Confucianism' by D.Y. Lee. Author describes the history and evolution of this core philosophy.

A 6 page research paper on the history, value and significance of Confucius' Analects, a multi-volume, 2,500 year old collection of his sayings put into writing after his death by his followers. Confucius had something to say about every aspect of human life within the confines of his society, truths that today, even with all ...

Liverpool and Shanghai

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper looks at these two very different cites that have a common history. Joined by the sea route between the east and the west the community and history of Liverpool was changed, along with many lives of those who travelled form Shanghai to Liverpool to start new lives. In this paper the ...

This 2.5-page paper discusses the economic interdependence between China and Taiwan while focusing on the two country's individual histories.

Chinese Clothing

  • 6 page paper

This 6-page paper discusses Chinese clothing, and the way the changes in clothing throughout history have reflected the changes in Chinese society.

A 5 page research paper that examines the period of Chinese history between 1911 and 1937 utilizing the comprehensive history of China by Jonathan Spence, "The Search for Modern China." The writer discusses the weaknesses of the Nationalist government and the forces that caused its downfall. No additional sources cited.

An overview of one of China's most dramatic stand-ups in the country's history, "The Long March." For the most part, this was an epic journey across China undertaken by the Chinese Communists in 1934-35 and sprawling out over 5,000 miles. It has been defined by some as the most extraordinary event of its kind in ...

A 2 page overview of the article published in the Journal of World History. Notes that this article is far more than just another history article. Emphasizes that instead it is an observation of the ecological destruction which went hand in hand with silk roads, that series of trade routes linking China, Europe ...

An 8 page research paper and book review that focuses primarily on Wild Swans by Jung Chang (1991), but also draws on other sources in order to answer three questions about Chinese history and the appeal of communism in that history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Since as early as the 7th century B.C., women in China have been permitted to hold positions of power and even lead in prominent positions as national figureheads. Unfortunately, no level of leadership, education or social prominence for women could change the patriarchal nature of traditional Chinese society. From the early Han Dynasty to ...

5 pages in length. On the heels of one of history's most horrendous tragedies, the world is reassessing what it means to live within a vastly diverse global community. Through this renewed appraisal after the World Trade Center and Pentagon disasters, people are seeking comfort by way of myriad sources, not the least ...

This 10 page paper looks at four Chinese works dealing with different issues concerning Chinese history, culture, class struggle and inequality. The works; The Story of the Stone by Cao Xuegin (Tsao Hsueh-chin), The True Story of Ah Q by Lu Hsun, Diary of a Madman by Lu Xun and Raise the Red Lantern by ...

Tao Te Ching

  • 6 page paper

a 6 page paper on this Chinese philosophy. The writer explores the history of Tao and gives a summary of its basic principles. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page essay on the history and current condition of the Chinese Eductinal System and the problems that it is currently faceing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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