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  • Women 's Influence On Female Powerlessness : Harriet Hosmer And Empress Wu Zetian, A Song Dynasty Ruler

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    For the vast majority of our contemporary history, female artists and patrons have been left out of the discussion and have not been recognized or studied in depth. In the last few decades, this has started to rapidly change. This essay will examine Harriet Hosmer, a prominent nineteenth century Neo-Classical sculptor and Empress Wu Zetian, a Song Dynasty ruler, as examples of this historical neglect. They will both be discussed in relation to their male contemporaries and how they situated themselves

  • Analysis Of A Flower Garden By Li Bai

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    poem creates a scene in which the poet, Li Bai is sitting alone under the moonlight as he sips on his drink and can share his loneliness with no one but the moon and his shadow. By pointing out that he is at a flower garden with moonlight shined upon him and a pot of wine by his side, the setting of the poem is rather pleasant and relaxing. The poet, however, appears to be frustrated because he has no real friends who are there for him. With a quick thought, Li Bai decides to think the moon and his

  • Speech About Mao's Last Dancer

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    must be achieved.” This insightful quote ultimately embodies the notion of working hard for your freedom instead of waiting for it. So, precisely, one will only have the strength to gain freedom by persevering throughout life’s obstacles and hardships. Li Cunxin did not expect freedom to arrive at his doorstep; he was acutely aware that freedom and success are born from hard work; he suffered through blood, sweat and tears throughout his whole journey to earn his freedom. Li’s ruthless childhood experiences

  • Color Analysis in Raised the Red Lantern Essay

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    Color Emphasis in Raise the Red Lantern Chen Ning (Jenny) Yen 58935107 ASIA 355 Professor Rui Wang 23/11/2012 Scholars and film critiques have often regarded the fifth-generation film Director, Zhang Yi Mou’s films as a visually sensual feast (Zhu 26). The predominant use of the color Red in his highly stylized films: Red Sorghum (1988), Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern (1991) are evidence of his trademark visual style thus leading scholars to critically

  • How Chinese Cinema Has Reflected And Shaped The Idea Of Nation

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    Cinema and movies are the true reflections of nation as well as society, both in the present and past. The movies and its modernisms occasionally have to catch up to the idea of nation, however sometimes it leads and shapes nation too. According to Berry and Farquhar (2006), Chinese movies have played a critical role in shaping nation and national identity amongst Chinese. This essay will mainly focus on how Chinese cinema has reflected and shaped the idea of nation. Apart from that, the history

  • Comparison Of The Devil And Miss Prym

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    The book The Devil And Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho and the movie Hero starring Jet Li even though in different languages, share a plethora of similarities. The Devil And Miss Prym tells the story of a young woman from the village of Visco, Chantal Prym. Her life was very simple and seemed so innocent, until the devil walked into Visco and offered her something she so strongly felt she deserved-- a way out of Visco. Of course there was a small price to pay, somebody had to die. After this day Chantal

  • My First Archaeological Field Expedition

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    Everyone gathered on the campus grounds waiting on the bus to take us on our very first archaeological field expedition. I’ll be the first to admit I’m something of a loner, my only contacts with my fellow classmates was the occasional salutation of “Good Moring” when entering a classroom but only if someone beat me to the room. Normally I’m the first person there because I like sitting at the back of the classroom and those are normally the first seats to go. Imagine our surprise when we found out

  • The Chinese Martial Arts Film

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    Most Martial arts films in China generally tend to foreground issues of gender. In addition, these films portray a fixed line of gender separation. The Chinese Martial arts film culture has always been more receptive to the general idea of the female character in what Westerners would indeed consider exclusively male role such as the action hero (Castillo 3). In the martial art films several actress have even established their entire reputations as action stars. The action heroes were also held up

  • The Leader Of The Movement

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    The Taiping movement originated in Guangxi, and rooted social problems had been generating disorders for half a century. In the region, agriculture was very unstable and many people made their living from challenging and detested trades such as disposing of human waste, mining, and producing charcoal. The lowliest trades frequently involved a minority group, the Hakkas, and tensions between them and the majority were rising. Problems may have been enhanced by sudden changes in the opium trade and

  • Frederick Townsend Ward And The Taiping Rebellion

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    The Qing Dynasty led by the Manchus was in midst of a chaotic time from 1850 to 1864. The Taiping Rebellion was one of the rebellions the dynasty had to face against during this time period, however this rebellion almost caused the dynasty to collapse. One of the contributing factors that helped the Manchu led dynasty stayed in power in China was an American mercenary turned Chinese commander, Frederick Townsend Ward. Frederick T. Ward was a man of questionable motives as many historians have wrote

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