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  • Asian Variant Of Theatre - 393 words
    Asian Variant Of Theatre Asian theatre is comprised of more than one geographic area. It consists of India, China and Japan. Each brought their own uniqueness to Asian theatre. Asian theatre as it pertains to China will be discussed in this chapter. Ancient Chinese chronicles mention other theatrical activities such as skits, pantomimes, juggling, singing and dancing. This serves as an indication that there were early Chinese versions of popular entertainment. During the Yuan Dynasty, China was ruled not by a Chinese emperor but rather by a Mongol. There was an outbreak of drama in the Yuan Dynasty. Yuan drama was usually written in four acts. Usually the leading character sang all of the mu ...
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  • Beijing Opera - 1,962 words
    Beijing Opera Beijing opera is a national treasure of China with a history of 200 years. In the 55th year of the Qing Dynasty (1790), the four big Huiban opera entered the capital and combined with Kunqu opera, Yiyang opera, Hanju opera and Luantan in Beijing. Through a period of more than 50 years of combination and integration of various kinds of opera there evolved the present Beijing opera. Beijing opera is a combination of stylized action, singing, dialogues, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness. In Beijing opera there are four main types of roles: sheng (male) dan (y ...
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  • China 2000 - 1,724 words
    China 2000 CHINA 2000 What is China? Is it maybe the image of the ancient times with the glorious old dynasties, the powerful emperors, the wondrous temples, the fascinating winding gardens? Or is it maybe a strict communist world with uniformed people wearing Mao suits and living in dreary gray concrete apartment blocks? Or perhaps it is the skyscrapers of Hong Kong and Shanghai, the horrendous traffic, the buzzing commotion, ultra modern electronics and plate glass buildings? In reality, China is all this in one. It is a land that intertwines a miraculous ancestral heritage with a capitalist reality blooming in the heart of a still surviving communist system. In todays China, the gigantic ...
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  • China Reforms - 541 words
    China Reforms Section II 1.) There have been numerous attempts to reform China in the late 19th century to build up China's strength and make it a world power once again. There have been many prestigious intellectuals and organizations that have attempted to do this. One of these intellectuals who had a great influence on other reformers was Yan Fu. Yan presented his ideas many people throughout China through his series of reform essays. Yan spoke of the foreign powers that invaded China and were controlling and changing the traditional Chinese way of life. Yan said that these changes to China were quite unfortunate but to cope with them and possibly overcome them, China must reform and mode ...
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  • Chinese Women - 467 words
    Chinese Women Women Situation in China Yuan Jiang CCF 9659 (Wednesday, December 4, 1996) -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ The current China men and women debate was strayed off from the issue of women's condition in China. Few articles give a comprehensive picture on the condition. First, Chinese tradition, like others, believes that the right place for women is home. Contacts with the west at the turn of this century did bring changes to the treatment of women, e.g. feet bonding and education. But the destiny of women was still home. The communist revolution brought Soviet ideas and practices to China. The idea is that men and women are equal. ...
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  • Confusianism - 1,925 words
    Confusianism A philosopher named Confucius founded Confucianism in China 2,500 years ago. Confucianism is a system of ethical behavior and social responsibility that became the great traditions of the East.1 It played an important role in the evolution in Chinese culture over the centuries. It has influenced near-by countries and had made a mark in the history of religion. There are today over six million people who call themselves Confucianists. Most Confucianists live in East Asia where Confucianism is thought to be born. For over two thousand years, Confucianism has been the dominant philosophical system of Chinese government, which has still a great hold on their people. Because Chinese ...
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  • Economy Of China - 645 words
    Economy of China The Peoples Republic of China, the most populous country and third largest in the world, was once the home of a centrally planned economic system; a system that held the country for decades past in an economic and global market limbo. But now, with Chinas attempts to create its new socialist market economy, it is quickly becoming one of the worlds fastest growing economies and is currently the worlds third largest. It is with this economic surge that China has so rapidly been able to expand its presence within the global market. Chinas economic history is very similar to its economic present as for as its intra-country economic commodities. About sixty percent of Chinas work ...
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  • Genghis Khan The Terrible Mongols - 1,020 words
    ... towards Cathay. The tactics he had learned in Hsi Hsia did not helped him conquer the large fortified towns of Cathay. Genghis Khan and his army were not used to laying siege to a town so he found it difficult to conquer the Chinese. He had to slowly develop new tactics of conquering these largely fortified towns. As Genghis Khan proceeded through Cathay he laid waste to many cities and villages and utterly destroyed everything in his path. Animals were captured, treasures were stolen and the Cathayan citizens were left empty handed. After many years of fierce fighting, Genghis Khan finally conquered the city of Peking which was the center of Cathay. With this accomplished he turned bac ...
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  • Khubilai Khan - 1,685 words
    Khubilai Khan The founder of China's Yuan, or Mongol, Dynasty was a brilliant statesman and military leader named Khubilai Khan. Grandson and the best-known successor of the great Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan, Khubiliai became the first emperor of the Mongol Empire. He completed the conquest of China that was begun by his grandfather. Khubilai's major accomplishment was convincing China to be ruled by foreign people, the Mongols. His achievements were first brought to the Western and European society in the writings of Marco Polo, the Venetian traveler who lived in China for nearly 20 years. Khubilai Khan began to play a significant part in the consolidation of Mongol rule when his brother, ...
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  • Midautumn Festival - 625 words
    Mid-Autumn Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival occurs every year on the fifteenth day of the eighth month. This date is in respect to the lunar calendar which is used by the Chinese. In the Gregorian calendar, used in America, this day would be approximately the fifteenth of September. On this day, the moon is supposed to be at its fullest and brightest of the year. The whole family eats out or in their yards to celebrate and watch the full moon. Children play with paper lanterns and the same lanterns are hung outside the front doors of buildings, such as houses and restaurants. Mooncakes are eaten and Chinese tea is usually used to wash it down. The name, mooncake, is self-explanatory. It is a ...
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  • Propaganda In China During The Cultural Revolution Took On Many - 2,519 words
    ... n Biao (Dutt and Dutt, 1970: 80). Mao rightly saw that the best way to provide both direction for the Red Guards and to make himself immune from their attacks upon party official would be to foster a personality Cult. Thus under the guidance of Lin Biao who after Liu Shaoqi was removed; become the successor to Mao Lin Biao helped foster a personality Cult for Mao. Lin Biao used the same types of techniques that he used in the army to help foster this Cult of Mao. Lin Biao used the same organization to disseminate propaganda that he had devised for the Army. Lin Biao continued to head the army till his death in 1971 but his role was expanded as he became the high priest of the Cult of Mao ...
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  • Republic Of China - 1,468 words
    Republic of China The republic that Sun Yat-sen and his associates imagined slowly came about. The revolutionists lacked an army, and the power of Yuan Shikai began to outdo that of parliament. Yuan revised the constitution at will and became dictatorship. In August 1912 a new political party was founded by Song Jiaoren ( 1882-1913), one of Sun's associates. The party, the Guomindang was an blend of small political groups, including Sun's Tongmeng Hui . In the national elections held in February 1913 for the new bicameral parliament, Song campaigned against the Yuan administration, and his party won a majority of seats. Yuan had Song assassinated in March; he had already arranged the assassi ...
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  • Tang Dynasty - 1,094 words
    Tang Dynasty The fall of the Sui in the early 17th century led to a new power, one that revolutionized the social and empirical structure. At its height, the Tang Empire stretched from what is now Manchuria in the northeast into what is now Vietnam in the southwest. Building on the reunification of northern China and the southern China by the Sui dynasty. The Tang Empire established a strong, centralized state system, which brought together the aristocratic clans of all regions, finally ended four centuries of division between northern and southern China. The Tang dynasty was a time of great prosperity, many religions such Buddhism, and Daoism (Taoism), and the literature, scholarship, and a ...
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  • Tao Te Ching - 1,126 words
    Tao Te Ching "The Ancient Masters were profound and subtle. Their wisdom was unfathomable. There is no way to describe it; all we can describe is their appearance." "The best athlete wants his opponent at his best. The best general enters the mind of his enemy. The best businessman serves the communal food. The best leader follows the will of the people ." The teachings from the book, Tao Te Ching helped influence both the social and moral aspects of the Chinese way of life. The teachings have provided hope, and inspiration for the Chinese people. In ancient China, the people were self-providing farmers who lived exclusively off the land. They rarely took the time to intermingle with their n ...
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  • The Age Of Bureaucracy - 551 words
    The Age Of Bureaucracy The Age of Bureaucracy When the Sung came into power in China in 960A.D. after an army mutiny, it was evident that if this government had sufficient time, they could change all details of Chinese life. The Sung gave way for future empires that continued its path, until 1850, when events led up to the Taiping Rebellion. These men in government were scholar- officials, and beginning with equalization in government and spreading to other aspects of society, they led Chinas culture to move together. The arts flourished throughout these times and they reflect directly how the rest of Chinas culture was developing. The literature of early Sung times reflects the fact that wi ...
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  • The Chinese Economy, Culture Society - 2,255 words
    The Chinese Economy, Culture & Society The social values and history have shaped and formed the economical developments and the current environment of business in the People's Republic of China. They have determined the patterns for negotiation and the Chinese perceptions of business, and their feelings towards westerners. The implicit and explicit rules that the Chinese society has on the development of businesses, and the economy in general, are very important issues for any person going into China to understand and consider. In order to achieve a successful partnership between Chinese and Western cultures it is essential to have a basic understanding of history and cultural developments t ...
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  • The Green Revolution In Asia - 1,447 words
    ... cts that adapt to the current varieties. Example of Wheat production in China: Wheat-901 increased yield 39.4%. Over the past 12 years one hybrid, developed by Yuan Longping, has increased production of rice by over 240 million tons. His newest strain is expected to raise rice production by 20 to 30 per cent. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said that Yuan's work was "a contribution to mankind as a whole." In 1994, China's farm output doubled the annual total from a decade before. Region Area harvested (000 ha) Production (000 metric ton) South America 5,659 15,295 USA 1,336 8,972 Central America 552 1,929 Europe 378 2,113 Asia 130,027 485,077 Africa 7,235 15,855 Worl ...
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  • The Old World Had Many Great Leaders Alexander The Great, - 1,022 words
    The old world had many great leaders. Alexander the Great, Hannibal and even Julius Caesar met with struggle on their rise to power. Perhaps Genghis Khan was the most significant of all these rulers. To prove that Genghis Khan was the greatest ruler, we must go back to the very beginning of his existence. We must examine such issues as; Genghiss struggle for power/how his life as a child would affect his rule, his personal and military achievements and his conquests. Genghis Khan was originally born as Temujin in 1167. He showed early promise as a leader and a fighter. By 1206, an assembly of Mongolian chieftains proclaimed him Genghis Khan. Which meant Universal or invincible prince. This w ...
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  • Totalitarianism, Maos China - 1,236 words
    Totalitarianism, Maos China Mao turned China into a complete Totalitarianism state. It was the Communist ideology that ran the country. All social, political, economic, Cultural and intellectual activities were in some way controlled by Mao. Mao set many rules by which the people were to live by making China at the time, a totalitarianism state. At the time of Maos birth, Emperor Yuan ruled China in the Qing dynasty. The Qing dynasty had been controlling China since 1644 and had never been popular. Members of the Qing dynasty were called Manchus. Many Chinese by no means accept rule from the Manchus and many illegal secret societies were formed to try and weaken the government. A major confl ...
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