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Tradition In China
794 wordsThroughout China's encased history it has developed much differently than western parts of the world. Chinese culture varies greatly compared to ours. These great differences between eastern culture and western culture make China a very interesting place. Some of the vast differences include literature, social structure, and government. The greatest difference is Chinese philosophy and way of thinking. China has developed a strict system of tradition that has given China great advantages and dis...
Chinese Wedding And American Wedding
714 wordsPeople in Hong Kong emphasize wedding customs and traditions. It usually takes more time in Hong Kong than in United States to prepare a wedding. Comparing to the casual wedding in United States, wedding in Hong Kong are more complex, especially the ceremony and the banquet. The ceremony is usually a combination of the western and eastern style. The eastern style ceremony includes traditional Chinese elements and is much more complex than the western style. So the couples usually start to prepar...
Mrs Spring Fragrance Sui Sin Far
559 wordsMrs. Spring Fragrance Sui Sin Far portrays the effects of "Americanization" on the Chinese who arrived in America during the early 1900's, in her story of "Mrs. Spring Fragrance". She describes the processes that the Chinese characters in the story undergo as they slowly begin to accept the American culture as their own. She shows how they become "Americanized", yet shows how they are still rooted in the Chinese tradition. The piece is presented in a lighthearted tone yet deals with issues of na...
Traditional Chinese House
912 wordsChinese Culture China has about five thousand years history which is a very long period of time. Also, the Chinese civilization was growing with these periods of time and it will continues greater than ever. Many wars and unhappiness es were happening during this period. Although, the time has passed, the histories and the civilizations have not passed. These family virtues, serious, working attitudes, sense of justice and the great Confucian tradition have been deeply assimilated into the Chine...
Their Chinese Heritage And New American Characteristics
808 wordsAmy Tan's The Joy Luck Club brings forth many characteristics of new world and old world traditions into the reader's sight. Old world traditions are the customs and beliefs practiced in one's native country. The novel introduces the reader to the hardships that one encounters when the environment and the neighbors change. The American customs, or new world traditions, seem to prevail in the thoughts of the Chinese-American daughters; thus, encouraging the mothers to stress the old world traditi...
Firecrackers During Chinese New Year Celebration
603 wordsOur Lives Versus Firecrackers Bong! Bong! Bong! These are the typical sounds one would hear passing by a Chinatown around February of every year. Indeed, these are the sounds of firecrackers, which are distinctive features Chinese people use to welcome a new beginning on Chinese New Year. However, can anyone imagine how many people have died or have been injured by these explosive features According to a report, a firecracker storage area in China caught fire which caused the death of forty-seve...
Mao's Reliance On Traditional Chinese Ideals
2,805 wordsThe Life of Mao Zedong Dressed in the drab military uniform that symbolized the revolutionary government of Communist China, Mao Zedong's body still looked powerful, like an giant rock in a gushing river. An enormous red flag draped his coffin, like a red sail unfurled on a Chinese junk, illustrating the dualism of traditional China and the present Communist China that typified Mao. 1 A river of people flowed past while he lay in state during the second week of September 1976. Workers, peasants,...
Lao Tai Tai's Fourth Son
656 wordsChina and the West Seventeenth century China had become a "closed country", in effect limiting how much of the "outside" world was allowed into China. In essence China had closed its doors to missionaries and all who would try to push western culture (Christianity, alcohol, opium, etc) onto the Chinese people. Tradition was very important to the Chinese. With the passage of the "unequal treaties" in the nineteenth century the doors were once again opened for missionaries-thus paving the way for ...
Gray Chinese Government
1,103 wordsWhy did Self-Strengthening Fail? Self-strengthening was aimed to preserve traditional Chinese ideals (Confucianism) and to incorporate modern Western technology into their society. It was "learning the superior techniques of the barbarians to control the barbarians" as Wei Yuan stated. However, self-strengthening failed due to a number of reasons: lack of co-ordination, lack of money, lack of skilled people, traditional Confucian attitudes, limited scopes and government corruption. One of the mo...
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