Chinese Essays

Bok Choy Consumer Fact Report

Bok choy or bok choi, pronounced “bahk choy”, is a green leafy vegetable. It is sometimes referred to as “Chinese cabbage” or “the white cabbage”. The Chinese spelling is ‘bok choi” but in America it is known as ‘bok choy”. Bok choy is one of two types of Chinese cabbage, the other being Pe-tsai. However, bok choy has become popular in America after being grown in China for 1500 years. Because Chinese stir-fry and other popular Chinese foods have grown…

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Chinese Language and Literature

Chinese is a unique language. Anyone who learns it will find it difficult to really understand and master the language if he/she does not completely cast away the habits and concepts acquired from his/her mother tongue or other foreign languages. Chinese is a language of great international importance in the present world of globalization. Modern Chinese (also known as Mandarin, Pu Tonghua or Guoyu) is spoken in the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, and increasingly so in Hong Kong….

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Chinese Fiction

“No Longer Human” is a Japanese novel written by Osamu Dazai. It is considered as Dazai’s masterpiece and categorized as the second-best selling novel in Japan, whereas “To Live” was written by Yu Hua is a Chinese fiction. “No Longer Human” is describe as a labor of fiction, the novel is recited in the first person and have several elements which laid down an autobiographical source, such as suicide, a recurring theme in the author’s life whereas, the story of…

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How China Became Chinese

Jared’s Diamond’s “Guns, Germ and Steel” is an historical narrative that focuses on alternate explanations to the rise and fall of civilizations and the development of cultures and societies by tracing evolutions and nuances in world and human history dating as far back as 13,000 years ago to the present. It is an historical treatise that moves away from a largely Eurocentric model of the world towards a more objective analysis of the various environmental, biological, political and economic phenomena…

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Chinese Thrilling Economy

One of my Chinese class-fellow persuaded me to accept that China is emerging as a world super-power. He tried to convince by proving arguments that were based on misconceived notions. He also provides certain facts about Chinese thrilling economy, military might, its geo-strategic location. He further told me that China is capturing the world markets and heavy investments from world over are pouring in to bring an industrial revolution in the world. Although he mentioned these facts but I was…

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Chinese Religions

The Chinese like any other race, had their own conceptual perspective of things that they cannot fathom or explain. Like their contemporaries they tend to “simplify things” by trying to attribute the unexplainable to the supernatural. They try to look deeper into things, taking into consideration the physicality and spirituality of objects, be they animate or inanimate. This outlook made the ancient Chinese come up with the concept of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang is defined as the concept…

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Chinese and European Civilizations

The histories of the Chinese and European civilizations are not separate histories. These civilizations have greatly influenced the course of the development of the societies in the world since the ancient times and in the modern geo-political landscape. Understanding the complexities of these societies and how these have developed into advanced models of human civilizations would take us to the comparison of these two civilizations in the same time period in order to manifest that these societies are indeed dialectically…

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Surviving Influences with Sense of Self

Although many people tend to think that media and advertising are two of the worst culprits that are destroying good moral values, what is right and wrong has always been a subject of debate in history depending on who perceives it. The cowboys and the Indians both had reasons to live in the same territory but had to fight for their rights. Western conventional medicine dominated the east but Westerners use Chinese Traditional Medicine. It is not very easy to…

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Chinese Starbucks

1. Many of the same environmental factors, such as cultural factors, that operate in the domestic market also exist internationally. Discuss the key cultural factors Starbucks had to consider as it ex-panded into China. Starbucks has found success in the USA because of marketing towards “20-40 year old men and women who are concerned with social welfare” thus creating the coffee house atmosphere-Heather Karr Employee of Starbucks in Madison, WI. The coffee house in the US includes college students studying,…

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Chinese Government

Ai WeiWei blurred the lines between the aesthetic and the political. According to the internet, aesthetic is defined as concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty. Ai WeiWei used art to “protest” against the Chinese government. Ai Weiwei was a creative man who thought of ideas how to represent the names of all the children who were killed in a deadly earthquake. A commentator in the movie claimed that Ai WeiWei was doing a job that the government should…

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Dream and Reality in Chinese Literature

Myths and legends had always been a part of early Chinese literature. With the integration of Buddhism and spirituality into the culture, more fables on fantasy, dream and reality, and even spirits and ghosts, were produced as evident in writings from the six dynasties that ensued. The two tales discussed in this paper were written during the Tang Dynasty and they belong to this category, more specifically, as narratives on dream and reality. How does this form of writing effectively…

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Chinese Chopsticks

In ancient times, the Chinese were far ahead of the rest of the world. They are credited with many important inventions like, paper and paper money, the umbrella, eye glasses, fireworks, woodblock printing, the magnetic compass, and some foods like noodles, rice, tea, and even ice cream. They invented chopsticks in the 11th century BC to eat their food with instead of having to use their hands. Some believe that they even invented the fork but they used the chopsticks…

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Chinese Culture

Chinese culture is known to value education as one of the most important things that you can have in the world. This historical importance of education in the Chinese culture dates back from the teachings of Confucius. China is also rich in great thinkers and philosophers, all having important contributions for China and in the global scale. There philosophy was that they believe in achieving social harmony through freeing humans from deprivation and be given appropriate education and learning. According…

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