Essays Tagged: "Chinatown"

Debate Brief

old is killed and her 2-year-old brother wounded.-A Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn is kidnapped by a Chinatown gang which demands ransompayments from her family. She is murdered when the family fails t ...

(12 pages) 316 1 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Bruce Lee

merican name for him.ChildhoodBruce Lee was born in San Francisco at the Jackson Street Hospital in Chinatown. When he and his family returned to Hong Kong in 1941, he was called Sai Fon, which meant ...

(5 pages) 140 3 3.6 Mar/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Traditionally fun- The chinese new years. Based on personal experiences. Details of the ritual.

et their parents and everyone in the house with good morning, Happy New Years and Gung Hay Fat Choy.Chinatown is bedecked with lights and almost overnight, roadside stalls sprout pussy willows, mandar ...

(6 pages) 103 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Suicide in Chinatown

There was a normal afternoon in Chinatown. Everybody was really interested in Silvester Stalone's new action movie that was being pl ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Should Quebec (or other provinces) separate from Canada in order to best protect its constitutional rights?

ws people to maintain their own culture. If Canada does not have multiculturalism, there will be no Chinatown in most big cities in Canada. So it is not necessary to separate in order to protect Frenc ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.1 Feb/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Response paper on the short story: "Bone" written by Fae Myenne Ng. Not too long but decent for its size..

onse Paper on BoneFae Myenne Ng's Bone narrates the story of an immigrant Chinese family settled in Chinatown. The story revolves around various types of relationships among the characters, with marri ... e her mother never was able to gain for herself. Against the backdrop of the "old-world" customs of Chinatown, Ng uses marriage to exhibit how people benefit and suffer from the choices they make.

(2 pages) 52 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Jade Peony"

written by Wayson Choy, is a story about a Chinese family living in Vancouver, within the heart of Chinatown. The story presents the struggles and misfortunes that the characters have undergone, thus ... inally, at the age of 80, he had finished paying his dues to the government. Meanwhile, his stay in Chinatown was not pleasant either. Wong-Suk's face had the figure of a monkey. People were saying th ...

(5 pages) 105 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

Review and analysis of the poem "America" by Allen Ginsberg - written as a lecture, but is in essay format

people. He writes exactly what he sees- which are often everyday ordinary things- such as going to chinatown- but he presents them with an interesting perspective- often political, cynical or sexual- ... really metaphorical line I could find was "in the light of 500 suns", and blatantly honest (I go to chinatown).Repitition is really the only true poetic device of this poem, and gives the reader the i ...

(2 pages) 9998 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How does the film Chinatown endeavour to alter the hard boiled detective genre, give a brief discription.

es of crime and consequent justice. Unlike many hard boiled detective films of the noir persuasion, Chinatown isn't afraid to play with its constructed conventions. The story takes place in Los Angele ... tmosphere. Appealing to a greater audience with its basic characteristics of the hard boiled genre, Chinatown at first follows the detective myth, however Director Roman Polanski soon deviates from th ...

(3 pages) 74 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The history of Chinatown.

mmigrants first came to Victoria in large numbers during thegoldrushes of the 1850s and Melbourne's Chinatown began as a stagingpost for the many thousands of Chinese passing through Melbourne ontheir ... y to increase theprestige of their clans and hoped eventually to return home themselves.Melbourne's Chinatown is the oldest in Australia.Lacking both capital and skills, the Chinese saw gold mining as ...

(6 pages) 48 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Jade Peony

most accurate way possible, by consulting Historians and Language experts of the area (Vancouver's Chinatown). He used authentic references to Chinese culture of the time, most of which were shown th ...

(7 pages) 100 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Examples Essay of New York City

portunities to visit miniature versions of the cultures is apparent in areas known as Little Italy, Chinatown and Harlem. However culture is not the only reason to visit New York City. There are hundr ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

ISU Analysis - The Jade Peony

a and China, shut off any women from arriving, and divided families." (pg 17). In those early years Chinatown was populated with males, this reflected the process of men was brought over for labourers ... never gotten use to the Canadian Society, and were unable to accept the Canadian culture. Therefore Chinatown was created, a society that runs like as if it is in China. The Chinese created their own ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Does the title "Paper Shadows" have more meaning for you after finishing the book than before you started reading it?

ng because the author in the story as Sonny Choy has explored not only the childhood in Vancouver's Chinatown but also the family history.Choy has frequently mentioned the ghost at the early age aroun ... stian religion; he was so interested in cowboys as stated in the paragraph " To me, not anything in Chinatown could prove as interesting as what I now worshipped: c-o-w-b-o-y-s." (Choy Wayson, Paper S ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Crisis of Liberalism: "Soylent Green" and "Chinatown"

e by transforming traditional conservative genres. I want to look at two films from the seventies, "Chinatown" (1974), and "Soylent Green" (1973), to see how they fit into this liberal critique as wel ... conservatives in the eighties". Therefore it has been dubbed as the "Failure of Liberalism".In both Chinatown and Soylent Green, genre transformation is apparent. Ryan and Kellner say "The cultural ra ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"The Planet of the Apes" (Goldsmith vs. Elfman)

to be bold and original in the world of film. Goldsmith is well known for hits like, "Patton" and "Chinatown". The film," The Planet of the Apes" itself helped depict the outcome of the music in "The ...

(5 pages) 22 1 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Sibling relationships in Amy Tan's "Rules of the game"

ther and I" when Meimei talked about playing around and observing things around where they lived in Chinatown. For example, when talking about the door marked "Tradesmen" - it was "My brothers and I b ... hem and her mother, she was always just their little sister (Meimei), but now she is "Waverly Jong, Chinatown Chess Champion." In addition to changing the relationship she had with her brothers, Meime ...

(2 pages) 20 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Write a literary Biography of a Canadian Author who left you with something: Wayson Choy

Born in 1939, Wayson Choy experienced his childhood in Vancouver's Chinatown. He soon became interested in literature and attended the University of British Columbia, ... wn in The Jade Peony with the character of Sek-Lung. Wayson Choy was also a young boy growing up in Chinatown during the Second World War, who was placed in the care of different households. It was th ...

(3 pages) 51 0 1.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors


In the 1974 detective film Chinatown, incest was used as a subplot. Relations between Noah Cross and Mrs. Mulwray were socially ...

(1 pages) 487 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


Poetry "Chinatown" by Cathy Song is an evocative and often bitter description of the Chinese quarter i ... en bitter description of the Chinese quarter in a big city; it could be any city, for as Song says "Chinatowns: they all look alike" (1.2842) which sets the tone for the perspective from which the poe ... y emigrated, when food was in short supply and kept hidden, implying that perhaps the conditions in Chinatown, although unattractive to an outside observer, are an improvement on what the family has e ...

(3 pages) 347 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers