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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Landscape's Symbolic Uses in Chinese Movies Red Sorghum, The Blue Kite, and Yellow Earth
This is a 5 page paper discussing the use of landscape as symbolism in three Chinese films. The Fifth Generation of directors who graduated in China in the 1980s combine vivid depictions of colour and landscapes to symbolize the political climate, oppression and vitality of the Chinese people throughout their films best represented by “Yellow Earth” directed by Chen Kiage, “The Blue Kite” directed by Tian Zhuanshuang, and “Red Sorghum” directed by Zhang Yimou.
Bibliography lists 6 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.
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.
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.
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.
The History of Judaism in China
This 10 page report discusses the history of the Jews in China. Approximately 1,000 years ago, of Jewish traders from the Middle East who settled in the Sung dynasty's imperial capital of Kaifeng along the Yellow River in east central China. They openly prayed in Hebrew, observed Jewish dietary laws, circumcised their newborn sons and built a synagogue facing Jerusalem in which to worship. They lived in peace for centuries, eventually establishing a Jewish society and culture that has been estimated to range in numbers between 5,000 to 9,000 people. In the 1930s and 1940’s, there were an estimated 30,000-40,000 Jews in China. Most of whom left after the end of World War II or during the Cultural Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
History of Judaism in China
This 15 page report discusses the history of the Jews in China. Approximately 1,000 years ago, of Jewish traders from the Middle East who settled in the Sung dynasty's imperial capital of Kaifeng along the Yellow River in east central China. They openly prayed in Hebrew, observed Jewish dietary laws, circumcised their newborn sons and built a synagogue facing Jerusalem in which to worship. They lived in peace for centuries, eventually establishing a Jewish society and culture that has been estimated to range in numbers between 5,000 to 9,000 people. In the 1930s and 1940’s, there were an estimated 30,000-40,000 Jews in China. Most of whom left after the end of World War II or during the Cultural Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources. This paper is an extension of BWchina.rtf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Domination on the Open Seas During the Fifteenth Century
A 5 page research paper that uses Louise Levathes' fascinating study of Chinese maritime prowess, When China Ruled the Seas, to discuss the period when the Chinese navy dominated the China Seas and Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433. No additional sources cited.
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.
Reshaping Everyday Life/Jack Larkin
A 5 page paper offers a brief overview of Jack Larkin's history text The Reshaping of Everyday Life, 1790-1840 and then offers a 4 page detailed discussion of chapter 6, which is on music during this period. No additional sources cited.
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.
Self-Perception and Learning
(5 pp) When we first begin to make the effort of
learning, or deciding who we are, or who we want
to be, we usually have to take into account how
others perceive us. Naturally the first who do
that are our parents. We have that problem
presented in the readings that we have been given:
Amy Tann's "Two Kinds," and Danzy Senna's
"The Mulatto Millennium." These two works will be
used as a basis for the "learning of self."
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.
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.
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
This 5 page paper argues that Mao Zedong was similar in his thinking and methods to the ancient emperors of China. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
The Last Emperor Film by Bernardo Bertolucci
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 sources. SNEmpero.doc
Insurance Regulations in Hong Kong
This paper discusses the regulation of insurance in Hong Kong, and whether or not it protects consumer interests. Also discussed is some background of the insurance industry in this country. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Successful Communist Revolutions in China and Russia A Comparative Assessment
This 8 page paper provides a comparative overview of the factors that account for the successful communist revolutions n Russia and China. This paper considers the similarities of each revolution and the factors that determined the maintenance of communism over time. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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.
The Tradition of Chinese Medicine
This 5 page report discusses
Traditional Chinese Medicine and the fact that it is finally
gaining a certain measure of respect in the Western world.
Physicians trained in Western or “modern” medicine dismissed
traditional Chinese medicine, sometimes referred to as TCM as
nothing but superstitious quackery. However, in the past few
decades, even those medical experts who were most opposed to
traditional approaches to medical treatment have come to
understand that “TCM” offers numerous benefits that are often
more effective than what the “modern” approach has to offer.
Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Medicine from Ancient China
This 6 page paper explores some of the facets of traditional Chinese medicine. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Issues in Chinese Medicine and Medicinal Nutrition
A 3 page research paper that discusses the history and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and describes the common elements it shares with Chinese medicinal nutrition. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Case Study of China and Petroleum Company Franchising
This 10 page paper discusses a case study of petroleum company in China that is offering water based diesel products. The paper begins with an overview of franchises, what they are, advantages and disadvantages. The major portion of the paper explains the new "Measures for the Regulation of Commercial Franchise," which became effective February 1, 2005. The case is about a domestic company, thus, that is the focus. The essay ends with the steps the company needs to take to prepare for franchising. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Function and Morphology of Eastern Dragons
A 10 page overview of dragons. The author distinguishes between Eastern and Western dragons noting that while in the West dragons are typically regarded as evil and something to be eradicated, Eastern dragons are most often revered. Morphology and function differs radically, however, even among eastern dragons. Bibliography lists 8 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.
Banking In China
A 4 page paper that provides a brief overview of the growth in wealth in China and what the wealthy need from their bank. The paper comments on Bank of America's presence in China through the interest they own in one of the major banks there. The writer also comments on the services that BofA should promote. Bibliography lists 4 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.
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.
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.
McDonalds in China
This 54 page paper examines the well known fast food chain McDonalds and considers how it is competing in China, the competitive advantages it is using and the way these fit in with McDonalds core international strategies and with the market in China were competition is seen in the form of other western fast food chains and increasing numbers of Chinese fast food chains. The paper starts with an introduction then presents an in-depth literature review looking at the history and existing strategies of McDonalds, the positions that McDonalds may choose to pursue and the strategies used in China. The paper then simulates primary research with consumers, including an in-depth methodology as well as a presentation and interpretation of the results. The final section of the paper pulls together the results of the literature review and the primary research in order to assess the use of different competitive advantages by McDonalds in China. The bibliography cites 60 sources.
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.
Pollution and China
A 6 page paper which examines the pollution problems in China. Bibliography lists 3 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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