Wu took that education and went about as far with it as is humanly possible. Her passion for physics eventually took her away from her home and brought her to the United States, but she never lost her love and pride for her Chinese culture, and almost always wore her qipao under her lab coat, which she often made by hand (“Channeling Ada
The only woman to become the emperor of China in all of its history was Empress Wu from 690-705. She used her physical beauty and intelligence to make her way up until eventually she had worked her way to the highest position in the government. Her marriage to Gaozong, the emperor before her, led her closer to the position. She showed no mercy to those who tried to impede her strides to the top. Many did not concur to her becoming emperor because she was a woman and at the time men were seen as superior to the woman, and therefore a woman could not be emperor. She did not let these things hold her back and ultimately was a positive addition to China. Empress Wu was the emperor of China who overcame the standard role of Chinese women to get
Born in 1912, Chien-Shiung Wu was an overlooked physician who broke a law of physics when contributing to the Manhattan Project in the 40’s! She helped in developing the atom bomb at Columbia University, and ”became known as one of the best experimental physicists of her time”-According to Nina Byers, a retired Physics professor who taught at University of California in Los Angeles.
She was very pretty when she was a young girl. She was educated like every Chinese woman used to be: To be obedient, to honor one's parents, one's husband and to try to please him and his family. Ying-Ying was not taught to use her own digression and make her own way through life.
Emperor Wudi’s greatest achievement was his vast territorial expansion, taking over other empires and tribes, but that success came at the expense of his country’s welfare because he abused his power to protect himself and fund his military. His perspective on a great dynasty is a dynasty with a lot of power and a thriving economy. Wudi was somewhat successful because he conquered a lot of lands and boosted the economy. In the long run and along the process, however, he hurt his economy and people along the way and in the long run. Emperor Wudi’s powerful authority combined with a rich government to fund the strong military led to extensive campaigns at the expense of his country’s welfare.
There are many people in the world who are influential. They inspire minds to do what they were made for, they are leaders to younger people, and show traits that inspire. A person that shows this is the man who changed the way people thought of Asians, Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee is influential because of how he changed the way people thought of Asians, his accomplishments, and his quotes.
Comment- Wu has a unique writing style. There are a lot of powerful sentences in the essay. The first sentence, for example, “my grandmother has bound feet,” carries a lot of information and interests the readers to continue reading.
Early in childhood Jing Mei dreamed of finding her prodigy and being a famous Chinese American, mostly because of the views and actions her mother placed on her. Her mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America. (pg 405) Her mother was always pushing new tests and talents on Jing Mei. She even went as far as having her daughter Jing Mei models her physical appearance and actions after a child-star Shirley Temple. Her other was always testing her with many different things trying to discover Jing Mei’s talent. Later Jing Mei started to feel like her mother was just trying to make her into someone she was not and started to just fail and not try to do anything right hoping her mother would give up. When her mother died she had realized what her mother had been trying to do. Her mother had only wanted her to do her best. She had then to realize what her mother had
A legacy is not based on what you wear or who you hang out with, it’s based on what you do with your life that impacts the lives of others. During World War II there where many people who did things to save the lives of other but put their own lives at risk at the same time. A man or woman who does this not only gives themselves great honor but also the people who helped them, whether they helped them with one little thing or with something that impacted the world. One of these people was a man by the name of Feng-Shan Ho.
Wu Zetian, born in a well of family became interested in ruling as an emperor at a young age. Unlike other younger girls, Wu spent most of her time reading about politics. She learnt how to read, write Chinese classics and play music. By the age of thirteen, Wu became popular due to her beauty, outstanding wits, talents and intelligence earning her a place at the court of Emperor Tsai Sung. Wu was easy to love, therefore becoming the emperor’s favorite concubine within a short period of time. Tsai Tsung died later then succeeded by his son Kao Tsung. (Richard, Harper 1998) By this time Zetian was already twenty seven years old. She immediately became the favorite concubine of the new emperor giving him sons. Zetian strangled her own daughter and blamed Koa’s wife making her the only
Wu Zetian was originally known as Wu Chao, born in 625 in Taiyuan in northern China. She adopted Wu Zetian when she seized the Chinese throne in 660. “Wu Zetian was a beautiful young woman…” (Knight 372). Empress Wu ultimately assumed the title of emperor for herself in 690, becoming perhaps the first “dragon lady” and the lone woman to act thus in Chinese imperial history. During her reign, she proved herself the equal of any male emperor in terms of ruthlessness,
Empress Wu Zetian, the only woman to rule China, ruled during the Tang dynasty, but exerted cruel and malicious methods to gain power. She was born with the name Wu Zhao into a wealthy family and learned to write, read, and play music. Because of her beauty and intelligence, Wu became Emperor Tsung’s fifth favorite concubine, or
Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) succeeded in splitting the uranium atom and the Nobel Committee later awarded him the 1938 prize for physics. At Columbia
Titus Wu’s fingers are one paper away from being glued to his keyboard. Between writing for his school’s newspaper, having a writing intern, maintaining his own blog, and writing for High School Illustrated, Wu spends hours in front of a computer screen, drafting and editing his works.
Humans have made huge accomplishments throughout history. Many of these accomplishments have changed the world. Some of these accomplishments have come from dynasties and empires that wanted to expand their knowledge and ideas. Some of these things have affected other civilizations after them and some didn’t have that much of an impact. A lot of these achievements and accomplishments are basic things in our everyday lives that these civilizations have took time and effort to come up with. Ancient China has been one of the numerous places that have made accomplishments. Many ancient Chinese dynasties have accomplished many things that have affected the world. The Tang dynasty’s accomplishments in art, farming, gunpowder, and literature have