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Fireworks An Explosive Morality Issue
1,860 wordsFirecrackers: An Explosive Morality Issue "Pop! Bam! Boom!" These are the sounds one hears passing by a Chinatown around February of every year. Indeed, these are the sounds of firecrackers, which are distinctive features Chinese people use to welcome a new beginning on Chinese New Year. According to older generations, firecrackers are considered not only a sign of getting rid of the old and welcoming the new, but are also believed to be able to dispel the evils. As a result, Chinese families de...
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7 Th Century Middle East
1,188 wordsWhen I think about music and what I enjoy about it I think about my home country and the music that I have known all my life. Arabic music is my favorite musical styling. Although I have come to enjoy classical and contemporary styling as well, Arabic music has almost an innate quality of enjoyment for me. I am from the Middle-East and I have known Arabic music for the majority of my life. Its songs speak of the life and culture of Arabic countries and its melody is not commonly heard on America...
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The Honorable Art Of Tattoo
819 wordsThe art of Tattoo has been around since 12, 000 years before Christ and has gone through many years of judgment by people of different races and cultures. This art form spanned many different cultures with many different meanings and is being transformed today. The outlook of tattoo turned from honorable and elegant to deviant and wrong and is now coming back as an honorable and memorable art form for the people to express their feelings about certain subjects or persons. Tattoo has been used to...
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Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu
1,654 words... h a universal right to freedom does indeed imply equality in the sense that people are equal because of there shared inherent right to freedom. He writes, .".. equality is at once the most natural and the most chimerical thing in the world: natural when it is limited to rights, unnatural when it attempts to level goods and powers. Not all citizens can be equally strong; but they can all be equally free. " 7. Voltaire seems to suggest that all people have equal access to freedom. Foucault's a...
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Wei Lam Wo Wei Lam Fields
324 wordsIn the cold, brisk airs of China, Wei Lam Wo walks in the fields with her parents. She wears old sandals made of bamboo that are worn-out from hiking across acres of crops. Her clothes are thin and ineffective to the temperature of the season. Luckily, over these clothes she has a jacket made of cowhide to keep her warm. Her hair stands tangled like cobwebs since she did not have time to "fix herself up. " Nor did she need to, as her family was going to harvest the fields and chop some wood for ...
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Human Rights Abuse In China
1,244 wordsChina's disregard for the basic human rights of its citizens was brought to the attention of the international community during the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. As Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said, the incident was "very troublesome to everybody that had been following the issue of human rights in China" (Reuters, 1997). The Chinese official which sought to deny the people of their most basic freedoms was Deng Xiaoping, whom recently passed away. "Xiaoping leaves behind not only ...
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Tao Te Ching People In Western
2,165 wordsThe Tao The Taoism can hardly be referred to as religion, in the classical sense of this word. This is because it is being largely based not on faith, but on philosophical rationale, which is the reason why Taoism appeals to people who have their sense of logic, as the cornerstone, upon which their mental activity is based. The book Tao Te Ching, which was allegedly written by Lao Tsu, emphasizes the principle of Wu-wei as such that should define peoples existential mode. The semantic complicati...
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Ming Dynasty And Part 2
1,555 words... of the forgotten City of Beijing. And even nowadays the city amazes a great number of visitors from the whole world. Yongle was a sponsor of legendary expeditions of Admiral Zheng He. All these positive moments are also remembered by Asians and Africans. Yongle strengthened the power of the absolutist empire and extended his influence upon Vietnam, Korea and Japan. He calmed down the conflict between China and Mongolia. And due to him the empire recovered. (Pi-Chung Hsu 4) Yongle enable the ...
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Tao Te Ching Yin And Yang
940 wordsA Discourse on Taoist Philosophy In an ancient China full of selfish lords, underhanded merchants who would do anything to turn a profit, and faithless children who went against their parents out of self-interest, the modest thinker Lao-Tze created his philosophy of Taoism. It sought to balance the excess of creative impulse and active imagination [yang] with receptivity, passiveness, and understanding [yin]. His timeless text, Tao Te Ching, overflows with paradoxes and antibodies as it attempts...
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Lao Tzu Wu Wei
618 wordsThe original form of Taoism is sometimes called philosophical Taoism or classical Taoism. Taoism never even had a name until Buddhism came to China. It was nameless. Lao Tzu even states that? Tao? is only used because it is the closest word in meaning. Nothing can be said about the Tao without taking away from the meaning. When Taoism finally was acknowledged, it changed from its strict philosophical path to a religious one, with its own priests and holy men. For many centuries Taoism was just a...
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Quot Good Quot Wu Wei
1,351 wordsTaoism applied to everyday life " Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place" (Chapter 3). In Taoism this is the concept known as " wu wei" . Wei wu wei is the practice of doing and not-doing. This concept comes from the theory of the Yin and Yang. The Yang, along with wei, is the practice of doing. The Yin, along with wu wei, is the practice of not-doing. One compliments the other, and each cannot exist alone. The Tao tells people to practice not-doing because it...
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Dao De Jing Block Of Wood Lao
773 wordsLao Zi, was born in the Chinese state of Chu, but his date of birth is unknown. He was the founder of Taoism, but very little is actually known about him. According to some historical works, his original name was LiEr. He was the keeper of archives in the Zhou court. Zhou was the name of the dynasty that ruled the states during the time period between the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period that followed. When he saw the decline of the Zhou dynasty, he left his post to live th...
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Trade With China Wouldn T
911 wordsWei Jingsheng is a person who was born into this world of differences. He is aman who was condemned for his strong desire for democracy in China. Wei Jingsheng, who has a great big flame of courage in him, has played a strong voice in the fight format he believes is right. Even though threatened with imprisonment and maybe even death, Jingsheng still went ahead with his rebel activities, such as hunger strikes. As a result, he ended up in the slammer for a majority of his lifetime. Today, Wei Ji...
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Jiang Zemin Hong Kong
1,060 wordsThis is not a deer Bad Elements by Ian Buruma 367 pp, Weidenfeld Chinese dissidents do not get much attention these days. Newspaper stories are few and far between. The latest item in a search on Google reporting a four-year sentence for somebody who posted criticism of President Jiang Zemin on the internet dates back to January. That conforms to the current mantra about China. Forget human rights, let alone democracy; its the economy, stupid. All that matters is whether Chinese exports will boo...
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