Research Papers on China

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  • 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.

 

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