Research Papers on All Asian Studies

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  • Research Proposal; Golf Tourism in Asia

    This 6 page paper is a research proposal looking at golf tourism in Asia with the aim of identifying opportunities for the development of a golf center, and the characteristics that would be needed in order to attract golf tourists. The paper gives an introduction, a brief literature review and gives a methodological approach. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Improving Food Supply and Water Use in Cambodia

    A 7 page paper providing the contents of and speaker notes for a 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation, available separately. Content discusses problems in food production and water use, and makes recommendations for more sustainable practices. Neutralizing the corruption factor will allow the people to implement the education that the international community provides, promoting economic development and Cambodia's ability to become self-sufficient in supporting the needs of its people. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Taiwan, Business Culture, and Business Etiquette

    A 4 page paper discussing points of business etiquette in Taiwan. Learning a few words of Chinese can be beneficial in building relationships, but the Taiwanese expect foreigners to be "foreign." The paper discusses conduct, gift-giving, gender issues, perspective of time, proper use of business cards and other topics. Common sense and a basic knowledge of the culture are invaluable. PowerPoint presentation also available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • China and Environmental Sustainability

    A 10 page paper discussing two environmental problems in China (the Three Gorges Dam and air pollution) and measures that the government has or may take to mitigate the environmental effects. In contrast is the experience of Singapore, which adopted stringent environmental regulations when its economic growth led to environmental degradation. Though geographical constraint is not an issue in China overall, the citizenry could be taught to view their immediate surroundings as the only "environment" that counts as the government imposes stricter, more encompassing regulation on environmental effect of business. This is not likely to occur on an official level any time soon; it is more likely that China, as the U.S. before it, will incur grave environmental costs before moving to effectively abating the environmental effect of its economic activity. Accompanying PowerPoint® presentation available. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Environmental Sustainability Challenges

    An 8 page paper discussing two environmental problems in China (the Three Gorges Dam and air pollution) and measures that the government has or may take to mitigate the environmental effects. In contrast is the experience of Singapore, which adopted stringent environmental regulations when its economic growth led to environmental degradation. Singapore was able to address growing environmental problems before they came to be ingrained in systems and operations, and after MNEs became dependent on Singapore's markets and workforce. Likely its small size also contributed to dedication to environmental sustainability, an advantage that China does not have. Bibliography lists 6 sources. PowerPoint presentation available.


    This 5-page paper presents a proposal for a military researcher on the ground in Afghanistan. The paper includes benefits of such a move, as well as the job description of such a person. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Project Proposal on China's Economic Development

    This 6 page paper presents a proposal for a project that addresses this question: How will China's admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) impact the Chinese economy? The paper includes these subheadings: Project Statement; Research Questions, which includes a brief literature review; Study Method and stages in the project; Anticipated Results and Significance of study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Turkish Textile Industry and WTO's Impact

    This 40 page paper looks at the issues faced by Turkey and is an in-depth proposal for a paper to consider how Turkey can deal with the changes that will be seen within the textile industry as a result of the elimination of quotas under the multi-fiber agreement (MFA) as a result of the WTO rulings. Turkey is facing potential gains, but also threats, especially from China. This paper looks at the aims of the research, the rationale for the research, performs an in-depth literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 28 sources.

  • Australian Universities and Ethnic Minorities

    A 6 page research paper that offers a proposed research study to investigate the question of why there is a lack of ethnic minority students in Australian universities. The writer summarizes relevant research, proposes an outline for the study and offer an annotated bibliography. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hong Kong Labor Market Trends

    This 75 page dissertation papers examines the labour market in Hong Kong. The paper begins by exploring the impact that global economic slowdown is having on the Hong Kong labour market, looking first at the economy globally and the problem of over-capacity and then at the specific impacts the global economy is having on Hong Kong as well as more local impacts, such as the transfer of rule to China. The writer then looks at the development of the labour market and how the economic changes have forced the structure of the labour market to change away form the more traditional manufacturing to new technology and the desire to build knowledge based economy. Issues such as the skills shortage, the disadvantages and advantages of the links with China and its’ membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the role of vocational training are all considered before the conclusion that within Hong Kong occupational trends demonstrate a new economy. The bibliography cites 61 sources.

  • Kaizen Style of Management

    This 5 page paper looks at the Japanese management style of kaizen, with a focus on a case study to emanate from the United States. The company Critikon is used as the case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Japanese Organized Crime Syndicates, the Yakuza

    A 25 page in depth paper on the Yakuza (Japanese Organized Crime Syndicates). The writer details the history, organization, activities of the Yakuza in Japan and abroad and also talks about Yakuza's linkage to other organized crime groups. Provided, are in depth discussions of past and recent Yakuza bosses, Yakuza activity in the international drug trade, sexual slavery, financial sabotage, corporate manipulation, loansharking, etc. Report is based on information obtained from Yakuza: Past & Present. Primary source cited in Bibliography.

  • Contemporary Chinese Poetry's Thematic and Linguistic Structure

    An 11 page discussion of the linguistic and thematic structure of modern Chinese poetry. Analyzes the poem “Into the Mountains” by Yang Mu to present examples of metaphor, simile, comparison, and personification. This paper emphasizes that essentially modern Chinese poetry relies on the same use of semantics as do Western forms of poetry. Other considerations enter the picture, however, when these poems are translated into English. In this instance, the translator has essentially as much power as the poet in changing subtle components of a poem with the manipulation of the English words which he uses to convey the meaning. While it is useful to analyze the semantics of modern Chinese poetry from an operative structure standpoint therefore, it is perhaps even more useful to analyze this poetry from a thematic standpoint. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Book of Songs

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses and analyzes the four poems that begin each section of The Book of Songs, which is an ancient collection of Chinese poetry that dates from the tenth to the seventh centuries B.C. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bunraku: Costumes and Wigs

    A 6 page paper which examines possible costumes and wigs for the Bunraku production of Love Suicides at Sonezaki involving the character of Tobukei. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History of Chinese Art

    10 pages in length. Chinese art history is both vast and comprehensive, spanning centuries and encompassing myriad formats. When one examines Chinese culture as it relates to art history, one can readily surmise that artistic endeavor is not merely superficial filler, but rather an integral component to the overall existence of Asian heritage. The writer discusses calligraphy and feng shui as they relate to Chinese art history. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The History of Fortune Cookies

    A 4 page paper which examines the history of the fortune cookie. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Films Chinatown and Raisin in the Sun and Ethnicity

    This 5 page paper discusses these two films and analyzes the role which ethnicity plays in both. African Americans are depicted in Raisin in the Sun and Asian Americans and African Americans are depicted in Chinatown. Bibliography lists no sources.

  • International Cooperation and Chinese Competition Law

    This 23 page paper provides an overview of Chinese competition law and the impact that this has had on international trade cooperation. This paper considers the need for developing new legislation in China and the underlying reasons. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • China; Geography, Culture, Population, Language, Ethnicity and Politics

    This 4 page paper gives a good overview of China, looking at its geography, culture, population, language, ethnicity and politics. Each of the different aspects of China is presented individually. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Chinese Literary Examples The Fox Fairy and The World Inside a Pillow

    A 6 page examination of these two examples of Chinese literature. This paper presents a brief outline of the key points of each of these stories and discusses the interblending of actual historical events, geography, and time with fiction. An emphasis is placed on the unique role of intertextualization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Assessment of Singapore and Mexico for Business Expansion

    A 9 page paper assessing the political, social and legal systems of Singapore and Mexico. The two countries are as far apart in social and legal aspects as they are in geography. Both are business-friendly and welcome foreign business, but from different perspectives. Of the two, Singapore is much more selective. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Himachal Pradesh and Xinjiang Province: A Comparative Essay

    Comparative Analysis of China’s Xinjiang Province and India’s Himachal Pradesh: In eleven pages this paper compares and contrasts the regions, geography, ethnic/tribal influences, religion, and economy. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of South Korea

    This well written 20 page paper is a comprehensive look at South Korea. The writer examines the country in depth including its’ people, the economic environment, political system, capital markets as well as the geography, natural resources. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • National Identity in 2 Chinese Films

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses 2 films in reference to Chinese national identity. Cinema has become one of the main means of societal discourse that expresses how people perceive and define themselves and their society. In other words, national cinemas contribute to the conceptualization of national identity and influence the way in which people perceive their place in the contemporary world, as well as their past. The following examination of this sociological phenomenon focuses on two Chinese films: “The Killer” (1989) directed by John Woo and “The Blue Kite” (1993) directed by Tian Zhangzhuang. The writer also discusses what critics say about the ways in which national cinemas are defined and perceived. Bibliography is incomplete and lists 7 sources.

  • Cinematic Analysis of The Killing Fields

    A 3 page analysis of the film “The Killing Fields.” Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Ozu/Tokyo Story

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 film Tokyo Story, which is considered to be one of the finest ever produced in Japan (Russell 50). In this canonical film, Ozu, who also co-authored the screenplay, addresses a cultural generation gap that emerged in post-World War II Japan. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • History of China, the Introduction of Buddhism and its Impact

    This 8 page paper provides a basic overview of the introduction and adoption of Buddhism in China. No bibliography.

  • Tokugawa's Fall

    A 5 page researching the reasons for the fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu. The Tokugawa brought two centuries of peace to Japan and then became obsolete. The demands of other nations and the demands within the country led to the 15th Tokugawa Shogun turning the power back to the Emperor. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History of the Philippines from Various Perspectives

    A 5 page research paper that offers two opposing perspective to the acquisition of the Philippines by the US. The writer argues that the official version of this acquisition emphasizes the altruistic characteristics of US colonial rule, but fails to mention the hidden agenda of the US Senate to gain imperial status by acquiring US colonies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Chapters Two and Three of Vietnam A History by Stanley Karnov

    6 pages in length. The writer provides outlines for 1/3 of each chapter. No additional sources cited.

  • Chapter Four Outline of Vietnam A History by Stanley Karnow

    2 pages in length. Writer offers outline on the first several pages of Chapter 4. No additional sources cited.

  • The Mongols And Ming China : Customs And History by Henry Serruys

    7 pages in length. Henry Serruys' account of the Hung-Wu period (1386-1398) in "The Mongols and Ming China : Customs and History" draws upon the author's literary talents, as well as the sordid historical events that revolve around China's Mongols during this period. This detailed analysis provides the reader with a scope of knowledge both vast and explicit, with the book's aim being that of a comprehensive critical overview of how China's Mongols managed to rule for the better part of a century. Indeed, the sources upon which Serruys draw are instrumental in his ability to portray this era as one of China's most powerful. Clearly, the method by which the author assembles the work, as well as his complementary writing style, brings forth the underlying reasons that such a forceful period existed in China's past and what its people have learned from such events, which represent the book's larger issues. No additional sources cited.

  • Japan and U.S. Second World War Occupation

    (6 pp) This discussion is prompted by class questions concerning early Japanese religion and history to the United States Occupation Period of World War II.

  • History of Egypt and the Early Egyptian Hyksos' Rise and Fall

    A 10 page overview of the entry of the Asiatic peoples known as the Hyksos into Egypt, their contributions to Egyptian history and technology, and their defeat at the hands of Kamose, his younger brother Ahmose, and their father Seqenenre, a Theban king. Emphasizes that while the Hyksos reign is often characterized as being one of hardship and cruelty, these peoples offered tremendous technological advancements to Egypt. These advancements, in part, included the horse and chariot, the introduction of copper and bronze, an improved version of the battle ax, and even the compound bow. Comments on Hyksos material culture and their similarities to ancient Egyptian/Mesopotamian cultures in general. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Four Issues Regarding the History of Australia

    A 14 page paper. Four issues in Australian history are discussed: the changes in the roles and lives of women; some of the notable persons in the 20th century; why there was a surge in home ownership in the 1950s and the reasons for the moral panic concerning adolescents in the 1950s. bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Brief History of Vietnam

    6 pages in length. Vietnam has long struggled against the unwanted influence of various nationals; without adequate ability to defend themselves, the Vietnamese have grappled to uphold their very cultural importance, as well as defend their right as an independent people. This long and arduous process served to develop traditions and establish historical benchmarks that have identified Vietnam as a defiant cultural and political entity. No bibliography.

  • Thailand's Cultural Diversity and its History

    This 5 page paper consider how the cultural diversity in Thailand originated with the tribal kingdoms and different ethnicities. The writer then consider how this has proven to be of bandit to Thailand in today’s global economy where cultural diversity is common. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Chinese Legalism and Confucianism

    This 6 page paper considers these different schools of thought, looking at what they were, how they differed and how this impacted on the political and social situation in China during the Qin and Han periods. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Traditions, Culture and History of Burma

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Burmese history, culture, and traditions. Burma (Myanmar) is a country rich in culture, religion, history and traditional festivals and beliefs. Over 89 percent of the population is Buddhist and this provides a great deal of traditional structure and family values to the way of life in the country. Most of the population belongs to the agricultural sector which further retains the traditional rituals of the small communities. The political situation in Burma however is turbulent as a militant government has controlled the country for several decades which has led to a great deal of rioting, controversy and violation of human rights. Because of the political situation and record in Myanmar, some countries have imposed trade sanctions against the country which impacts the economy considerably. Despite the poor conditions however, the cultural and religious basis of Burma and the Burmese remains intact and a significant and central aspect of lives of the people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Heritage and Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

    6 pages in length. Characteristically reminiscent of Ondaatje's heritage, "Running in the Family" clearly represents the author's personal perception of reality as it not only exists within his own mind, but also how it resides within the confines of society. While the story is intricately intertwined with both past and present, Ondaatje relishes the opportunity to weave a web of secrecy and illusion, not unlike the appearance of his own life. The writer discusses how the student might compare Ondaatje's story with her own. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Indonesia and Civil Unrest

    14 pages in length. The riots and civil unrest in Indonesia since the beginning of 1998 have been interpreted as demonstrating the impossibility of maintaining ethnic and religious harmony. The extent to which the primary factors of civil unrest in Indonesia are ethnic and religious are involved and widespread, with much of the disharmony dating back to the annexation of East Timor. Additionally, the issue of freedom as it relates to ethnic and religious diversity appears to be caught in a perpetual holding pattern, inasmuch as Indonesians the quest for these freedoms will not come without much battle and bloodshed. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Arranged Marriage's Psychological and Physical Perils

    A 5 page paper that focuses on the potential physical and psychological perils that exist within the framework of the traditional Eastern practice of arranged marriage. Presented are the views of those opposing this age-old practice as well as opinions expressed by proponents of this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Thailand's Tourism and the Impact of AIDS

    This 15 page paper looks at the sex industry in Thailand as well as the Thai economy. Tourism, as an important business sector, is discussed in light of the spread of AIDS. Does the fact that AIDS is rampant in this country affect the sex industry which in turn hurts tourism? That question is answered and future implications are noted. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Overview of the The Silk Industry : Brief History, Modern Day Markets, Trade and Production

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the silk industry. Originating in Ancient China, the Chinese silk industry alone still maintains an annual global market of over $2 billion. While China still remains the largest exporter of raw silk and Japan is its largest consumer, silk is still one of the most popular natural fibers in demand in Europe and North America. The introduction of synthetic fibers and the more affordable sand-washed silk within the last decade however have driven the cost of silk down almost 50% on international markets. This has led to recent production center closures in Japan and the Republic of Korea which has caused a devastating effect on the millions of silk farmers in the countries of China, India and Brazil. The International Trade Commission and the International Silk Association are currently working together to continue the silk industry because it is comparatively an environmentally friendly product in addition to its employment of millions of people in developing countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 1400 to 1700 Japanese Relations with the West

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Japanese foreign relations with the West between the years 1400 and 1700. The years from 1400 to 1700 in Japan covered three Japanese historical periods: the Muromachi Period (1333-1573); the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603); and, the Edo Period (1603-1867) which also included the great eras of the Shogun. While these centuries are generally not known for their great developments in international trade for Japan, there were certain instances in which Chinese and Western trade and influences and relations were introduced into Japan. During the mid 16th century, the Japanese greatly valued Portuguese weaponry which played a large factor in the ongoing warlord conflicts. By the late 16th century, foreign relations and trade had also been established with Britain, Spain and the Dutch who were as interested in the Japanese artisan goods as were the Japanese interested in goods imported from the Americas such as tobacco and sweet potatoes among other goods. Through the relations established with the English, Western shipbuilding and navigation tools were also of great value. During the mid-17th century however, shogun Iemitsu wanted to strengthen Japan by eliminating foreign influence which included further restrictions on Christianity, which had been introduced by the missionaries in the 1500s, a ban on travel outside of Japan, expulsion of foreign trade merchants and a ban on European literature among other restrictions thereby decreasing foreign trade and relations with the West. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Tokugawa Period of Japanese History

    An 11 page paper which examines to what extent the Tokugawa Period in Japanese history was a history of rapid and extensive urbanization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter, Pauli Murray's Proud Shoes, and History

    A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the historical aspects found in “Proud Shoes” by Pauli Murray and “Nisei Daughter” by Monica Sone. No additional sources cited.

  • History of Traditional Costumes for Chinese Weddings

    This 8 page paper examines the history of traditional Chinese wedding attire. Furthermore, this paper explores the social and cultural significance of the traditional Chinese wedding outfits. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • From the Light into the Darkness of Japanese History

    A 6 page paper which examines what may have happened from the Meiji to the early Showa periods (until 1930) that transformed Japan from liberal to conservative, considering such factors as group positions within society and government, continuity or discontinuity, that may have caused such a dramatic shift in ideology. Did these factors suddenly arise or did they predate this historical period? Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Japanese Historical Meiji Period

    This 5 page paper discusses the Meiji Period in Japanese history as viewed by a primary Eurocentric source. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • West Misperceptions of the History of East Asia

    A 5 page research paper that argues that the traditional orientation of Western historians toward East Asian history is deceptive and inadequate. The writer then argues that thesis of Edward Said in Orientalism can be applied to the Far East and examples are drawn from Chinese history to support this argument. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


    This 9-page paper provides a review of literature regarding the rebuilding of Afghanistan, and it's success, or lack of it. The paper also tries to compare the literature with a trained learner's observations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.`

  • Post Second World War Business History of Japan

    A 7 page paper tracing the changes in Japanese business following World War II. Today, the keiretsu structure that allowed massive accumulation of nonperforming corporate debt has been dismantled, at least in that portion discouraging appropriate corporate governance. Economic consequences of past actions appear to be the limiting factor in Japan’s attempts to move past the effects of the bursting of its bubble economy and then the Asian currency crisis. Its foray into Western management styles discounted the value of its workers’ dedication to their companies. That dedication is grounded in centuries-old culture, however, and likely still exists beneath the layers of policy-imposed constraints. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Questions on the History of China

    This 5-page paper attempts to answer various questions about Chinese history, including feudal societies, literary scholars (Du Fu, to name one) and the purpose of the emperors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Modern Asia, A History

    Asia This 3 page paper is a brief outline of Asian modern history on nationalism, globalisation, colonialism, modernism and the formation of nationalism, separatism and globalisation's impact on the states and nations. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Literature from the Heian Period

    A 2 1/2 page paper that examines what can be learned from studying Heian period literature. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Folklore and Literature of Japan and the Role of Demons

    A 7 page paper which examines Japanese demons and their presence in the literature and/or folklore of Japan. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Cultural Understanding of Chinese Women Through Literature and Art

    This 8 page paper examines how women in the Chinese culture are expected to adhere to a far more traditional role than Western women. This paper examines the literature of Ha Jin as well as artwork by Zhou Fang and Chen Yifei in order to provide evidence of this thesis. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Geishas

    A 7 page research paper that takes the form of a study. This study consists of a literature review to ascertain the legitimacy of the Western perception that geishas are prostitutes. This examination of literature is based on the hypothesis that this prevalent Western assumption pertaining to geishas is false. While sexuality is undoubtedly a part of the lives of these women, this private part of their lives in not a part of their role as geisha. This study explores what does constitute the appeal of the geisha, the history of the profession and why the West has this fundamental misconception about the geisha’s art. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Traditional Clothing in the United States and China

    3 pages in length. Cultural expression is conveyed in myriad ways from art to food and architecture to literature. Perhaps, however, there is no better way to communicate a particular culture's legacy than by means of traditional clothing. China and the United States have some of the most unique garments across the globe, and it is with these examples of specific style that each one passes on its own heritage. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • U.S. and Japan HRM

    A 20 page paper. Human resource management has evolved over the last fifty or more years in the United States to become an integral and essential part of the American corporation. The same is not true in Japan. In fact, until the last decade, human resource management was given little attention in Japan. This paper provides an introduction to the topic, an overview of human resource management in the United States, an overview of HRM in Japan, a comparison of HR in the two nations and concluding remarks. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Western and Eastern Management

    A 10 page paper comparing management approaches in the East and West hemispheres. Management in the East and management in the West has been seen in the past as being two totally different concepts, similar only in the fact that they each are intended to result in effective management of the organization. The trend of globalization has done much to even out many of those differences, however, as has increased attention to transparency in management. Economic difficulties in both the East and West have obliged organizations in each to operate more efficiently, which in turn has led businesses of both origins to be more pragmatic in their operations. The result to date has been that Eastern management is less circumspect than in the past; Western management has begun to acknowledge more than only the bottom line and quarterly results. Management in the East and West has begun to converge into another form that has taken the best of both. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Corporate Culture and Management of China and the Effects of the Cultural Revolution

    This 10 –age paper considers the way in which the Chinese Cultural revolution (1966-1976) impacted on management and corporate culture in both the short and the long term, including the continuing ongoing effects still felt today. The role of the importation Hong Kong managers is also considered. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Singapore Management Style

    A 15 page paper assessing Singapore’s readiness for participative management. This paper reviews views of business in terms of Asian culture and Singapore’s unique position to determine whether participative management is appropriate in Singapore. It concludes that not only is it appropriate, it also is very much in practice. The paper discusses management theory, management history, Singapore’s great progress over the past 40 years and gives examples of two leading Singapore companies already using business models most conducive to participatory management. One (SembCorp) has even adopted the philosophies of GE’s Jack Welch. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Operations Management and Production of Japan

    3 pages in length. Japan has long held the coveted title of foremost producer within the consumer electronics industry, a reputation that has allowed its manufacturers to maintain the primary position of production and profit margins in comparison to other countries. Today, however, there is a growing trend of product imitation throughout the world that is empowering these other countries - particularly the United States – with the means by which to overtake Japan's once-untouchable status, causing Japanese companies to re-evaluate the best way to regain this lost advantage. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Turkey's Tourism Industry

    This 20 page paper examines the pros and cons of tourism in Turkey. The Turkish government has been actively pursuing the tourist trade since the 1980's. Economic flux, the need to develop an infrastructure which will include modern roads, hospitals and schools to support the growing population and to help ease its path towards membership of the European Community (EC), are all reasons for developing and encouraging tourism. Whether in search of sand, sea, sun, ancient culture, cruises and water sports, museums, temples, bazaars and, or, souvenir shops the visitor to Turkey will find anything the traveler desires. All this has been balanced by the political unrest and instances of terrorism. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Asian Currency Crisis and Japan

    This 8 page paper takes a look at Japan through the Asian currency crisis that began in 1997. Currency matters, particularly the changes in the yen, are discussed. The paper briefly reports on how the currency crisis began in the first place. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Australia's Recreation and Leisure

    An 8 page paper that discusses sport, leisure and recreation in Australia and the reasons the government has promoted these activities. Australia has been called the "Land of the Long Weekend" because of its natural beauty and its emphasis on sport and recreation activities. The essay reports some of the many government agencies involved in promoting sport and recreation. The writer comments on why the Australian government placed an emphasis on leisure and recreation after the Second World War and how this emphasis has changed over the decades. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Cultural Comparison of Korea and the U.S.

    A 3 page paper which specifically compares and contrasts food, marriage, lifestyles, love of sports, and the approach to handshaking by these two very different cultures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Everyday Living and Zen Buddhism

    This 12 page paper considers the background development of Zen Buddhism, its spread in the modern world, and the key concepts as they relate to daily living. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Article Summary on Health and Psychology Topics

    This 5 page paper summarizes six articles on various health/psychology and related subjects. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Hindustani Music

    This 3 page paper discusses various aspects of Hindustani music. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Tradition and Evolution of Indian Carnatic Music

    An 8 page exploration of this traditional form of Indian music. Emphasizes that while this musical style has been exposed to a number of cultural stressors, it has not only managed to survive but to encompass a number of other musical genres as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Music of Japan

    A 5 page research paper that examines the surprising prominence that Western music has gained over traditional Japanese forms since World War II, and shows that this pattern of appropriating the musical forms of other cultures is actually typical of the Japanese. The writer demonstrates that Japan has frequently borrowed from other cultures as the traditional forms of Japanese music are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Guqin Music and the Chinese Zither Instrument

    A 12 page research paper on this ancient and subtle Chinese instrument. The writer includes an overview of Chinese music as well as details on the construction, playing techniques, and music of the Ch?in which shows the history and significance of this remarkable instrument. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Chinese Opera The Peony Pavilion

    A 2 page essay that analyzes, very briefly, the music and the use of music in the 400 year old Chinese opera The Peony Pavilion. No bibliography is provided.

  • Music of Samoa

    A 5 page research paper that discusses Samoan music. Samoa, unlike many societies exposed to Western influences, as clung tenaciously to their own culture and their own ways. Samoan music is a vibrant entity that exists in two forms, traditional and contemporary. As the name suggests, traditional Samoan music draws on the ancient Samoan heritage while contemporary Samoan music represents the assimilation of Western influences, particularly in the introduction of Western instruments, such as the guitar. Both forms of Samoan music have contributed to maintaining the vibrancy of the Samoan language and culture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Confucianism and 'Peony Pavilion'

    A 4 page research paper that analyzes the 400 year-old Chinese opera, The Peony Pavilion, in regards to how it reflects Confucianism. Also the writer discusses the music and style of this work. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Freedom of Knowledge and the Courage of Learning

    A 5 page essay that discusses the ultimate purpose of education and the benefits of living in a society where knowledge is freely available. The writer draws heavily upon Dai Sijie's novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in making points on this topic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Women and Buddhism

    A 5 page discussion of the role of women in Buddhism. The author notes that women have historically been subjugated by the Buddhist religion but that this subjugation is related more to historical circumstance than to the teachings of Buddha himself. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Imagination Toward Identity in Lisa Lowe's Immigrant Acts

    This 2.5 page paper describes how an ethnic cultural nationalism identity is created within the context of immigration to the United States, and how their treatment and the acts required to become citizens empowers ethnic groups. This paper cites 5 sources.

  • Water Temple Design of Tadao Ando

    An 8 page consideration of one of Hyogo Japan's most notable structure. The author explores the design elements incorporated into this structure and contends that the Temple is distinct not just because it exemplifies the difference between Eastern and Western ideas of architecture, but because it blends the eastern and western perspectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hawaii Natives, Loss of Identity and Politicsi

    This 7 page paper looks at economic problems and cultural issues in Hawaii. Much history is relayed in this paper that discusses the political problems in the state. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Healthy Cooking by the Japanese

    This 7 page paper looks at Japanese fare and compares it with other types of foods. Reasons why it is healthy, and what to look out for, are key components of this well researched paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Problem Statement/Chinese Cholesterol Study

    A 3 page research paper that offers the problem statement for a proposed research study on educating the Chinese public on the risks of high cholesterol. The rationale for the study is discussed and substantiating research is cited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Growth of Asia Versus Latin American and African Growth

    An 8 page research paper that contrasts and compares the economic growth of countries in Asia to those in Latin America and Africa, specifically addressing why growth elsewhere in the world has not matched the performance of Asia economies. The writer argues that the blame lies primarily with government mismanagement, corruption and greed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Chinese Culture and Parenting Approaches

    This 5 page paper discusses Chinese culture in regards to parenting, discipline, and the rearing of children. This paper highlights similarities and differences in terms of Chinese parenting methods and American parenting methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Communist Emperor of China, Mao Zedong

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  • Human Trafficking: Policy Proposal

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  • Organizational Behavior and PepsiCo

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  • The Sari as the Symbol of Regional Tradition and Women’s Status in Indian Culture

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  • Right and Left Wing Politics in India

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  • 'Emergency' and Indira Gandhi

    15 pages in length. The Emergency can be seen as a milestone of continuing negotiation between 'traditional' Indian ideas/institutions and the modern progressive ideals embraced by the Congress Party that remain alien to most of the Indian population. Analyzing the fundamental basis behind the Emergency, one finds that modernity in India has always been laid on society from the top, with all power solely residing with the Congress and the Nehru family. However, no matter how much power is concentrated within the central government with all their Nehruian ideals, the fact remains how real power lies between that at the center and the extraordinary stratification throughout the rest of the country, which functioned upon an entirely different basis. Under Indira Gandhi, as well as that of her father, the central government's point of view has always maintained a sense of a nation being jeopardized by its various constituents; as such, the nation-state must be defended. Clearly, there exists the entrenched idea of how the Nehru family has long upheld a lock upon the progressive change in India and, thus, must play an essential role in the defense of this nation-state. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Comparison Between Indira Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Insurance Regulations in Hong Kong

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  • India's Footwear Industry

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  • Successful Communist Revolutions in China and Russia A Comparative Assessment

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  • Japan's Outlook on World Politics

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  • Postcolonialism In Korea, China And Japan

    A 14 page paper that begins with a brief explanation of colonialism and postcolonialism. The essay goes on to discuss Korea when annexed by Japan and the years following their liberation; the partial colonization of China by Japan and some of the major events following liberation. The essay also discusses Japan, which was never colonized but that experienced events that changed the country. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Vietnam through a Cold War Lens

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  • Philippines, Child Prostitution and Labor

    Poverty is blamed for child labor and prostitution in this 10 page paper that focuses on the Philippines. The culture is examined in an attempt to explain the disturbing phenomenon of child abuse which exists in the country. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Medicine from Ancient China

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  • Exporting Vegetables to Thailand

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  • Conflicts and Causes in Cote D'Ivoire and Sudan's Darfur Region

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  • Function and Morphology of Eastern Dragons

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  • Patriarchal Mongolia and Gender Equality

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  • Pakistan and Income Inequality

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  • Industrial Power Growth of Japan

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses the issues involved with helping Japan emerge as a major industrial power. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nuclear Testing, Pakistan, and India

    A 5 page paper discussing the current issue of nuclear testing as it relates to India and Pakistan. It has been many years since any nuclear testing has been conducted in any part of the world and the recent tensions between India and Pakistan have apparently brought out the 'big guns.' On May 11, 1998 -- India tested three nuclear devices 328 feet underground in a remote desert and the tests go on from there. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Ind-paki.wps

  • World War II Battle of Iwo Jima

    In five pages this paper examines this famous Second World War battle of February to March 1945 and includes the events that led up to it, the importance of controlling the island, and the combat conditions confronting the U.S. Marines. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Myth of the Melting Pot

    This 6 page paper compares the experience of Arab-Americans after 9/11 with that of Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Controlling Populations in India and China

    An 8 page paper that describes and compares the population control policies that have been implemented in China and India over the last half of the 20th century. Included are discussions of the one-child policy that China implemented in 1979 and the 1970s failure of India's family planning program. Comparisons are made in regard to cultures, traditions, and cultures as well as governmental coercion. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Family Values and Confucianism

    A 10 page overview of the manner in which Confucianism has influenced family values. A person's commitment to their family supersedes any individualism that might exist. This forms the basis for Confucian proprietary rule. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pollution in China

    This 8 page paper examines the problem of water and air pollution in China, assessing the causes and extent of the problem as well as the measures that have been taken to reduce pollution. The paper also considers measures taking in other areas to deal with similar problems. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Environmental Pollution from China and its Impacts on the U.S.

    A 3 page paper which examines the pollution in China, and then discusses what affect this pollution has on the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Asian Immigrants to the U.S. After World War II

    This 4 page paper discusses the influx of Asian immigrants to the United States after World War II and how it was common for Americans to lump them all together instead of identifying the many different nationalities that actually comprised this influx. Furthermore, this paper delves into the reasons for this misunderstanding of the diversity of Asian immigrants. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Significance of Social Networks for the Communities of China

    12 pages in length. The role that social networks have played in China's transition from a centrally planned to a market economy speaks to the nation's ever-changing political, economic and social landscape. The concept of social networks, otherwise known as Guanxi, "is among the most important, talked about, and studied phenomena in China today [that] lies at the heart of China's social order, its economic structure, and its changing institutional landscape" (Description). While some contend that such tremendous change is responsible for modifying the fundamental basis of Chinese heritage, other believe that understanding the underlying motivation behind the vast and far-reaching implications of such significant change is instrumental to realizing how important social networks are with regard to contemporary China. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The IMF and the Financial Crisis in Asia

    This 4-page paper discusses some of the causes of the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 and 1998, and some of the IMF's blunders when it came to trying to deal with the crisis.

  • The Issues of the Composite Talks between India and Pakistan

    This 16 page paper examines the international negotiation problems associated with the ‘composite dialogue’ between India and Pakistan regarding Kashmir. The paper starts by identifying issues, the significant parties and then looks at the perspectives of the parties involved. The best alternative to a negotiated agreement is considered, and issues including communication building criteria of legitimacy are also discussed. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • China's Kentucky Fried Chicken Fast Food Chain

    This 5 page paper takes a look at KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), a fast food chain that is competitive in the United States as well as other parts of the world. The chain's experience in China, along with socio-cultural obstacles it has encountered, is explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Japanese Schools, Violence, and Bullying

    A 5 page argumentative essay that contends school bullying will continue to be a major problem facing Japanese society. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Christian-Muslim Relations in the Philippines

    This 6 page paper discusses Christian-Muslim relations in the Philippines. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Asian Cultures and Business Management

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of research on Asian cultures and business management. This paper looks at the influence of Western culture on Eastern business management strategies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Benefits of the Silk Route and Potential Influences on Chinas' Stability

    This 6 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the Silk Road, considering how it was used and the way that it facilitated the exchange of ideas and beliefs as well as goods. The second part of the paper looks at some of the reasons which may have contributed to the reasons behind China's long and stable political history. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Chinese Buddhism Traveled the 'Silk Road'

    20 pages in length. The legacy of the Silk Road is synonymous with Central Asia's overwhelming expansion of cultural, social, political and economic elements. That this particular stretch of throughway was established as a means by which to connect China with Europe and Western Asia illustrates the critical nature inherent to such a tremendous undertaking. Bringing such valuable commodities as precious metals and stones, glass, gold, ivory, jade, iron, furs, ceramics, bronze items and lacquer in addition to its namesake, this celebrated path brought what many contend to be the epitome of what came to represent China: the art and literature of Buddhism. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Overview of the The Silk Industry : Brief History, Modern Day Markets, Trade and Production

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the silk industry. Originating in Ancient China, the Chinese silk industry alone still maintains an annual global market of over $2 billion. While China still remains the largest exporter of raw silk and Japan is its largest consumer, silk is still one of the most popular natural fibers in demand in Europe and North America. The introduction of synthetic fibers and the more affordable sand-washed silk within the last decade however have driven the cost of silk down almost 50% on international markets. This has led to recent production center closures in Japan and the Republic of Korea which has caused a devastating effect on the millions of silk farmers in the countries of China, India and Brazil. The International Trade Commission and the International Silk Association are currently working together to continue the silk industry because it is comparatively an environmentally friendly product in addition to its employment of millions of people in developing countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Poverty in Rural China - The Impact of Social Work

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of poverty in China. The potency of social work is established and intervention strategies for increasing access to social work are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Rural China and Communism

    This 5 page paper examines the reasons why communism would fare well in rural China. Rural life and urban life are compared and contrasted and discussed as it relates to the communist lifestyle. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Beijing Olympics

    This 6 page paper examines the 2008 Olympics. Political aspects of its location are the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu and What Can be Learned by Reading This Text

    This paper consists of five pages and explains to someone who has never read “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu the lessons that can be learned from this insightful text. No additional sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Kaizen Style of Management

    This 5 page paper looks at the Japanese management style of kaizen, with a focus on a case study to emanate from the United States. The company Critikon is used as the case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Considering a Sick Leave Case

    A 5 page paper which examines a case of sick leave, written by Laura Turek, and titled "Sick Leave." The paper addresses what specific people affected by the case should do, why the conflict occurred, and how it could have possibly been prevented. No additional sources cited.

  • Relationship Between Mother and Daughter in Warrior Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston

    A 5 page essay on the mother's expectations, legacy, and results of the daughter's efforts in Maxine Hong Kingston's autobiography. The writer posits that both the mother and daughter, though retaining separate ideologies, come together in the fact that the daughter becomes a warrior woman, a warrior created through the help of the mother. No additional sources cited.

  • Statistics On Natural Disasters: China

    3 pages in length. China has endured myriad natural disasters that have taken millions of lives, not the least of which includes floods, earthquakes, drought and typhoons; however, none can lay claim to the overwhelming death toll the way famine can. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • China, Singapore, and New Media and Internet Technology Uses

    This 12 page paper evaluates new media and the use of the Internet in both China and Singapore. Does the government use the Internet for control or do the people use the Internet to try to avert government control? Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Online Shopping Analysis of Singapore's NTUC FairPrice Supermarket Website

    A 15 page report that provides an analysis of the NTUC FairPrice supermarket Online Web site. Sections of this paper include: Online Revenue Stream; Target Customers; Market Positioning; Marketing Mix (4 Ps); Web Site Design; Web Page Design; Payment Method; Security Measures; Privacy Policy. Statistical data included. 2 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of Japanese Pine, Matsu

    A 6 page paper which examines the types, uses and symbolic nature of the Matsu, or Japanese Pine. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pollution and China

    A 6 page paper which examines the pollution problems in China. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • World of India

    7 pages. This paper will analyze the tensions within India's democracy with respect to the challenges of leadership, nationalism, economic development, regional issues and poverty. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Professional Development and Understanding South Korea

    This 3 page paper emphasizes that instructors who have firsthand experience in South Korea can impart a greater understanding in their professional development classes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • India and the Negative Impact of Tourism

    This 6 page paper looks at the impact of globalization on India, and specially at the tourism sector. Several issues are broached including child prostitution and harm ot the environment. Some positive aspects of tourism are touched on. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Prostitution in Japanese Culture

    This 8 page paper examines prostitution in Japanese culture, and argues that because Japan at one time licensed prostitutes for "use" by servicemen, and because sex tourists are mostly men, prostitution in Japan is run largely by men. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Article Summary on Health and Psychology Topics

    This 5 page paper summarizes six articles on various health/psychology and related subjects. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Racial Profiling: The Classroom as the Base of Societal Change

    This 3 page paper explores the issue of stereotypical images created on television and in film that lead to racism and racial profiling. The paper argues that the classroom and technology are the proper forum for changing this world view. Bibliography lists 3 student sources.

  • Economy of Singapore and the Impact of Recession

    This 18 page paper provides an overview of the mid-1980 and early 1990 recessions and how they affected Singapore. Singapore, as one of the tiger economies, is evaluated. Charts are included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Exporting U.S. Wines to China

    This 10 page paper explores the feasibility of exporting wines from the U.S. to China, and argues that despite some potential difficulties in such technicalities as labeling and distribution, the market potential, plus the growing Chinese consumption of wine, makes the project attractive. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ancient Civilizations' Religion and Politics

    A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the relationship between politics and religion in the ancient civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Orient and India. There are many similarities in each of these ancient civilizations considering it was a time when religion was the most important aspect of life for most of these people. Politics more often than not, used this to their advantage. The only difference was perhaps, to what degree it was used. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Article on Hong Kong Schools' Sex Education Implementation Reviewed

    This 8 page paper reviews an article by Ip, Chang & Lui that focuses on how sex is perceived in China. Authors report on their own study and recommend inclusion of sex education in the schools. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Society of Thailand and the Effects of Drugs and Prostitution

    This 10 page paper looks at Thailand and its narcotics trade and sex industry. Specific information is relayed and an evaluation is made as to what the industries have done to the physical and mental health of the people. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • US Foreign Policy and Bangladesh

    A 5 page paper discussing US interest in Bangladesh and describing present foreign policy to that country. Bangladesh is a developing nation less open to US interests than many other secular nations, but still “negatively neutral.” Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Bangladesh

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the country of Bangladesh. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Indian Empress Mumtaz Mahal

    5 pages in length. Few women of power have made such an overwhelming contribution of self to their society as Mumtaz Mahal, one of India's empresses during the Mughal Empire. Mahal, long considered to be the vigor of Shah Jahan's life, is more definitively associated with the extraordinary bonds of love and adoration her husband Shah Jehan extolled; however, she was also a strong and powerful woman in her own right who made significant – if not subtle – changes to her homeland and its beloved people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Zen Buddhism and the Japanese Tea Ceremony's Importance

    This 10 page paper considers the importance of the Japanese tea ceremony, also known as the "Way" of Tea or the chanoyu, in Japanese culture and its correlation to Zen Buddhism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pakistan's Tourism

    This 4 page paper examines Pakistan and the tourism industry. The industry before and after 9/11 and the impact of terrorism are issues explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Dominican Republic and Asian Status

    This 10 page paper discusses the history of the Dominican Republic and its struggles with its neighbor Haiti, and how these incursions led the Dominican dictator Trujillo to invite first Spanish, and then Japanese, immigrants to settle on the island. It also discusses the fact that the conditions that the newcomers found were substantially different from those they had been promised, and that both the Japanese government and that of the Dominican Republic failed to given the newcomers the support they needed. Finally, it discusses the fact that most of the Japanese were repatriated or encouraged to settle in other Latin American countries; this included those that were born on the island. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Confucius' The Analects

    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 the societal changes that have ocurred over the centuries, remain truths applicable still to human life that Confucius worked so fervently to improve. Bibliography lists 6+ sources.

  • History of Vipassana Meditation

    An 8 page paper exploring the method and history of Vipassana meditation, and then comparing it to other forms of Buddhism-linked meditation techniques. Sensation-based Vipassana therefore leads the meditator to the place where sensations – such as negativity – can be dealt with right away, having been recognized for what they are. Thus the Vipassana practitioner "sees things as they are," rather than as they appear. Seeing things for what they are enables the individual to make an active choice of whether to accept or reject the thoughts and sensations that enter his mind, thereby giving the Vipassana meditator control over his own mind. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Investment Capital Issues

    A 4 page paper answering several venture capital questions. One discusses an entrepreneur's (Heather Evans) quest for locating venture capital; another asks for comparison of standard venture capital advice and requirements between the US and companies in SE Asia. The paper also discusses entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and other related topics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Social and Domestic Abuse in Death of Woman Wang by Jonathan D. Spence

    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 1 source.

  • Asia and Buddhism's Influence

    An 8 page paper that discusses the advent of Buddhism in India and its spread throughout Asia. The paper focuses on how the malleable nature of Buddhism allowed it to insinuate itself in many different cultures, often changing the very nature of existing religions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Qing Dynasty Class and Social Structural Changes Reflected in The Story of the Stone

    In the reading of The Story of the Stone there is an enormous amount of symbolism inherent in the presentation. The author tells the reader, in the preamble, that many of the names are allegorical. The style of writing, similar to the telling of a myth or fable, and the inclusion of metaphysical thought and paranormal activities (prescient dreams) lends credence to the interpretation of the story in terms of the symbols and the social climate at the time it was written. This is 5 page paper examines the changes in social and class structure in the late Imperialist era of the Qing Dynasty through the auspices of the symbols presented in the story. No additional sources cited.

  • Works and Philosophy of Ezra Pound

    9 pages in length. Ezra Pound was an American avant-garde poet, critic, and translator, who exerted an enormous influence over the development of English and American poetry and criticism during the early 20th century. Interestingly, Pound actually led the Modernist interest in Chinese poetry and is therefore quite significant to Asian studies. Report is largely a comprehensive, sociopolitical examination of Ezra Pound's influence, philosophy, and style. Bibliography lists 5 critical sources.

  • Life and Conquests of Genghis Khan

    8 pages on Genghis Khan, the Mongolian Conqueror. The writer analytically outlines his life, battles, conquest, campaigns, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tokugawa's Fall

    A 5 page researching the reasons for the fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu. The Tokugawa brought two centuries of peace to Japan and then became obsolete. The demands of other nations and the demands within the country led to the 15th Tokugawa Shogun turning the power back to the Emperor. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Saving Lives by Dropping Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    A 6 page paper discussing how the decision to use atomic bombs on Japanese cities saved lives. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Mass Destruction Aftermath of Hiroshima

    A 10 page overview of the history and impacts of the destruction of Hiroshima in 1945. This paper demonstrates the physical destruction that occured and the lasting implications of this kind of action. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ahn Junghyo's White Badge: A Novel Of Korea

    A 5 page paper discussing 4 separate excerpts from the book 'White Badge: A Novel of Korea' by Ahn Junghyo. Each section details the realities involved in issues concerning war from the perspective of the men who fight and must somehow endure the hardships. From each segment the reader can easily see the truths of war and it matters not that the soldiers may be Korean, American, or Vietnamese, for they are portrayed as nothing more than human beings. No additional sources cited.

  • Concepts of Taoism

    This 3 page report briefly discusses the ideas of Taoism and how it developed. The report points out some of its most fundamental concepts and notes how it has evolved throughout history. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Comparison of the Samurai in 1600 and in 1800

    A 5 page research paper on the differences between the original samurai and the “last” samurai, as well as the history that brought the change about. The writer studies the Tokugawa and Meiji periods, and some of the events leading to modern Japan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Benevolence and Confucius

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses how Confucius recognized the fact that humanity has turned into a selfish, egotistical and myopic entity. No longer are people more concerned with others than they are with themselves. This move away from benevolence has caused considerable harm to man's reputation, as well as to the manner in which people interact. However, there does not appear to be any signs of significant change to this gross lack of social responsibility; therefore, it is safe to assume that mankind will continue down the road of self-centeredness. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Graphic Design and Feng Shui

    18 pages in length. Advertising is the lifeblood of any company; without it, there is little other way to reach one's target consumer. Indeed, there exist myriad methods and theories that lay claim to appealing to the most number of potential clients; however, there is yet another new and innovative way of approaching the complex and often confusing industry of advertising. The writer discusses how feng shui, a Chinese application that literally means "wind and water," represents an up and coming form of advertising in the graphic design industry. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Conducting Business Overseas

    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.

  • American and Muslim Faith

    15 pages in length. The writer discusses Muslim faith and practice, Muslims in America, Muslim fundamentalism in America, Muslim education and Muslims view on American education. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sri Lanka and Ethnic Conflict

    This 8 page paper looks at the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka along with viable solutions. Ethnic conflicts are discussed and defined in a general sense. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Indonesian Colonialism

    This 11 page paper provides an analysis of the effects of colonialism on Indonesia. Historical information is provided and the current situation is explored. Both political and economic matters are considered. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • India's People and Their Movement

    10 pages in length. The people of India have forever been in search of spiritual peace and personal fulfillment; however, religious, economic and social obstacles have historically plagued this quest, proving time and time again to thwart such desires. As a means by which to uncover what they believed to be their inherent due, India's inhabitants sought it out by moving around. Indeed, one can readily argue that this enduring progression was pursued in order to achieve human development; in spite of significant obstacles, the people of India maintained their stalwart conviction to ultimately seek out a better existence. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • India, Computers, and Girls

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses the inherent obstacles that keep Indian girls from attaining the same computer abilities as their male counterparts. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • India's Jainism and Its Founder Mahavira

    A 5 page research paper that investigates the significance and the details of Jainism, one of the major religions of India. The writer particularly stresses the importance of the Tattvarthadhigama Sutra in studying the Jain religion and the life of its founder Mahavira, a sixth century BC Indian mystic and contemporary of Buddha. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Population Problems of Egypt

    A 7 page paper that examines the overpopulation problem that currently plagues modern Egypt. Discussed are the primary causes of this population boom as well as the steps that the Egyptian government is presently taking to rectify this problem. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


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