Essays Tagged: "chinese society"

The Role of Chinese Women : The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

Traditional Chinese society was patriarchal, patrilineal, and patrilocal. In this male dominated society, sons w ... which were customary even for peasant women, symbolized the painful constraints of the female role. Chinese women were considered second-class citizens and were subject to the wishes and restraints of ... idered second-class citizens and were subject to the wishes and restraints of men.The basic unit of Chinese society, the family, was male dominated. The oldest living male ruled the patriarchal Chines ...

(5 pages) 132 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Good Earth, the book vs. the movie.

etter then the movie and the movie did not do the book justice.The book is a good representation of Chinese society and shows the independence of each community and the lack of support that the govern ... ach community and the lack of support that the government gives them. The movie did not feature any Chinese actors in the lead roles, but appeared to speak for the Chinese people. Still, the book and ...

(3 pages) 40 1 4.0 Apr/2003

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

Ancient Chinese Inventions

A common stereotype is that the Chinese traditionally lack scientific and technological ability, although, somehow, they stumbled up ... gh, somehow, they stumbled upon papermaking, printing, gunpowder, and the mariner's compass. Modern Chinese, themselves, sometimes are surprised to realize that modern agriculture, shipping, astronomi ... l 1500 AD, China was the world's most technologically Advanced society. Four of these revolutionary Chinese technologies: printing, papermaking, gunpowder, and the magnetic compass. Printing and paper ...

(1 pages) 43 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Women in China

China is, and always has been, a patrilineal and patriarchal society. It is well known that Chinese society emphasis the importance of the family and the hierarchy within the family. Men's sup ... ithin the family. Men's superiority and women's inferiority are deeply rooted in the 2,000-year-old Chinese culture.The view of women in china may have changed over the years but they all have lived i ...

(5 pages) 120 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Impact of Concubine System On female Subordination in Chinese Society

nonexistent in China; instead, it represents a much more serious problem underneath. For people in Chinese society, issues that are being considered as female subordination in western societies is on ... y need no discussions. There is no awareness on the rising of female power because female status in Chinese society is being subordinated to the point that the idea of female subordination has been ma ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


s "relationships" and it is an important concept to understand if one is to function effectively in Chinese society.In order to make your products presence in China last, and ensure your business expa ... y in China without this practice. Technically, "Guanxi" stands for any type of relationship. In the Chinese business world, however, it is also understood as the network of relationships among various ...

(10 pages) 135 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Confucianism vs. Communism: Differences and Similarities

e that set them apart." This quote by Confucius has been entrenched in the people of China's minds. Chinese lives revolved around Confucian teachings and beliefs. Confucian ideas and beliefs would com ... and beliefs would come to shape the Chinese government. In addition, Confucian ideas would dominate Chinese society, and governed the Chinese's way of life. Then in 1949, the Communists swept into Bei ...

(4 pages) 77 1 4.2 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Gender Stratification

ares for her.... And no one sheds a tear when she is married off."# Another belief system in Chinese society, from the same page of the text, was that women had 3 obedience's in life. The first ...

(4 pages) 66 1 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The great reform movement

icant in leading China into a moremodern nation. The several reforms shaped the numerous aspects of Chinese society. Thereforms that were instituted fueled the fire that led to the Wuhan Rebellion in ... he military, and constitutionalism. These reformswere chosen because they were needed in china. The Chinese political infrastructureneeded to be renovated. China wanted to progress as a nation and loo ...

(7 pages) 63 0 4.5 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Workplace conflict

may be short-lived or exist for months or even years, and it may be work-related or personal.In the Chinese society, traditional culture makes the people trying to avoid conflicts habitually. Furtherm ... ectly. It is easier to dismiss the anger in others with, "They'll get over it sooner or later." The Chinese people are used to avoid or ignore the problem because they do not want to "stir up trouble" ...

(6 pages) 232 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management


One of the greatest influences on Chinese society had to have come from a man named Master Kong, or also known as Confucius. Confucius ... and enduring social order. Therefore, Confucius set up some basic beliefs that would "civilize" the Chinese society. One of the beliefs he sat up was Hsiao. This belief was set up to stress the love w ...

(1 pages) 53 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

What elements of Chinese Buddhist Miracle tales provide insights into popular conception do you see deriving from Buddhist belief, and what appear to be indigenous to Chinese.

nciples. As Buddhism became popular gradually, it was also later under much influence by indigenous Chinese society and belief. The interaction between Buddhist and indigenous Chinese beliefs could be ... e interaction between Buddhist and indigenous Chinese beliefs could be readily seen in some popular Chinese conceptions of the netherworld. The netherworld consists of retribution and rebirth, the fiv ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

China: Economic growth and Regional Development.

thermore, how has liberalization benefited China? Has the liberalization extended to all classes of Chinese society? How has the Chinese polity and society reacted to the reforms? Are there any obviou ... for re-export to western countries. China presented a new outlet for cheap labour, a fact that the Chinese government wanted to capitalize on.Slow rate of growth: China aped the Soviet economic model ...

(17 pages) 453 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

How Does Behavior in Traditional Chinese Society Reflect Traditional Beliefs?

Behavior in traditional Chinese society reflects three main traditional Chinese ideological beliefs. These beliefs can expla ... e ideological beliefs. These beliefs can explain a lot about the actions and customs of traditional Chinese families. The beliefs being that, one, women are not equal to men, two, children should obey ... re their own, and three, people should follow the Confucian idea of the five relationships.Women in Chinese society are not seen as equals to their male counter parts. This is shown throughout Chinese ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"Ethical & Cultural Issues Influencing Doing Business in China"

Executive SummaryThe Chinese have a vast web of traditions, customs and networks that shape their business culture. It is ... business in China. It can be a confusing and fascinating experience for a westerner unfamiliar with Chinese customs and history. To learn the Chinese culture and history is to learn ancient Asian hist ... ncient Asian history. It is important that you do so. Confucianism and history play a major part in Chinese society and business today. Guanxi is the most critical component of business success in Chi ...

(11 pages) 167 0 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Similarities between American-Puritanism and Chinese -Confucianism

American-Puritanism and Chinese -Confucianism have both played a tremendously important role in the foundation and growth of ... s in the world. And this article mainly focuses on the similarities between American-Puritanism and Chinese -Confucianism. To understand the comparison fully, it is indispensable to review what is Con ... eligion. It is a "code of conduct" to live this life, and it has had a tremendous impact on how the Chinese live their lives with a great influence in Chinese government, education, and attitudes towa ...

(5 pages) 25 1 4.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Confucianism v. Democracy

ginally a scholarly practice and moral philosophy, Confucianism has been applied to many aspects of Chinese society. Its principles have infiltrated familial relations, social structures, religious in ... s of individual rights and competitive political institutions ("Democracy, n.d.). Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system comprised of moral, social, political, and religious values ...

(4 pages) 97 0 4.6 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Folk Music Assignment

the opinionated actions of this young girl.Why is this song important?This song is important to the Chinese society because it represents the Mandarin culture very well. In 1982, this song was used as ... ed Nations. In 1997 this song was used for the ceremony involving Hong Kong being placed back under Chinese control. Finally, this song was sent to outer space as a signal in search for extra-terrestr ...

(4 pages) 1014 0 0.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

"Eat Drink Man Woman" - Compare and contrast the three daughters and give your opinions of them. Cite evidence to underscore your points.

o the modern world, and westernization affecting the traditions and culture of the once traditional Chinese society.The eldest daughter, Jia-Jen, is a teacher at her late twenties, teaching chemistry ... an uncertain future, all they can do is hold on to their own different beliefs, whether it is of a Chinese traditional one or of a western modern one, but luckily, all of them found happiness and ful ...

(6 pages) 17 0 4.0 Aug/2007

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

Spring Moon and the History of China

see the changes through the lens of one influential family. As history unfolds and changes occur in Chinese society comparable changes happen within the small worlds of the Chang clan. Specific histor ... the actual history when, in 1881, the Dowager Empress Cixi, began to distrust foreigners and forbid Chinese students to study abroad (Buschini 1).From 1898 through the summer of 1901, the Boxers, memb ...

(5 pages) 25 0 4.1 Dec/2007

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays