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  • American Relations And Chinese Studies

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    I am majoring in International Relations and Chinese studies. Language and cultures have always had a profound impact in my life. I am from a very diverse neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, where I was exposed to many different facets of Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern cultures and traditions. One important facet was the language. The people I interacted with, the students I went to school with, and the shows I watch on television, I was always surrounding by different languages. I would hear Spanish

  • Where My Mind Is Earned: A Textual Analysis

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    where are you from?” “I am from Beijing.” “Can you teach me some Beijing dialect? I’ve heard it’s awesome!” “Well… I don’t speak Beijing dialect. I speak mandarin.” “That is impossible! Are you really from Beijing?” I saw the disappointed and skeptical look in my friend’s eyes. Whenever people ask me where I am from, I will give them the same answer-Beijing-without any hesitation. Although both my parents are not originally from Beijing, being born and raised in Beijing, I have always believed I am

  • Marco Polo's Paradise In Heaven, Suzhou On Earth

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    When the Venetian merchant Marco Polo traveled to the orient, he saw many wondrous things. Two cities that inspired him a lot were Suzhou and Beijing. In Suzhou he saw people who “could conquer the world” and in Beijing he saw a city that had a “standing truly unparalleled among the cities of the World.” These descriptions showed the immense greatness that both cities bestowed on guests from abroad and it is something that hasn’t changed over the years. Over the years the Chinese gave Suzhou’s grandeur

  • Chinese Cultural Issues

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    local recipes are now found all over the world. Cultural activities, like the Temple Fair and the Lantern Festival (Chinese New Year) are special times for locals. Customs - Tipping is NOT part of the Chinese culture, haggling is normal. Beijing though which has many tourists and has become somewhat used to tipping. Greeting each other in China is by bowing or nodding. When addressing people use their title and surname. Acknowledge the oldest person first. In China you should avoid physical

  • Culture: Culture And Reflect And Analyze My Personal Culture

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    1.0 Introduction Nowadays, cultures can be considered as a very important part in our living life because every country or every people must have their own culture and it can be act as a sign for people. According to both Namenwirth and Weber (1987), national culture could be defined as a set of norms, beliefs, customs and behaviors which will always exist within the population of sovereign nation. Nevertheless, Hosftede (1983) also stated that cultural dimensions are only a framework that creates

  • From the Shang Dynasty to the People's Republic of China

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    Culture refers to the patterns of human activity and symbols that give meaning to the culture. It comes from art, literatures, customs, language and religion. The People’s Republic of China has a vast and rich history that dates back to 2200 BC. China is the third largest nation in the world with the highest point on the planet Earth and the most populated country. China has vast region divest environments from deserts to massive mountain ranges and jungles. The language is more complexes and

  • Literature Review : Language Attitudes

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    Literature Review Draft 1. Introduction to language attitudes Language attitudes, which include people’s perception about the language variety in their own community and language varieties in other communities, has been one of the crucial topics in sociolinguistics since 1960s. When people speak of affective qualities of a language variety, it is not the language that is being evaluated, but an underlying stereotype of the speakers themselves. For this reason, attitudes toward divergent language

  • The Importance Of Human Civilization

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    different accents. In my country China, there are more than 80 diverse kinds of dialects. Although most of people speak Mandarin, which is acknowledged and widely used in social media, certain area speaks their own dialect more often. People who speak the same dialect are more likely to form a small group in their area. From my perspective, people will feel a sense of belonging when they talk with people who have same dialect with them, and they are more likely to trust each other because of familiarity

  • Questions On The English Language

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    student in China, coming from someone growing up in a world that must use the English language to survive in a country other than her own. My secondary source ‘How Language Transformed Humanity’ by Mark Pagel, will be used to reinforce the relevance of dialect in all instances. The speech is intended to sound captivating and convincing therefore I have included several stylistic devices including: repetition, inclusive and exclusive language, tone, formality, evidence and appeals, these stylistic devices

  • Wild Swans by Jun Chang

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    Jung Chang is a Chinese-born British writer that is known for her award-winning book, Wild Swans. After having several jobs at a young age, Jung Chang became an English-language student, and an assistant lecturer at Sichuan University. In 1978, Chang left China for Britain, where the University of York awarded her a scholarship. At the university, she acquired a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1982. Interestingly, Chang was the first person from the People’s Republic of China to obtain a doctorate from a