The Changes and Development of Chinese Spring Festival Customs During the Past Three Decades Thesis

The Changes and Development of Chinese Spring Festival Customs During the Past Three Decades

Thesis Statement
By researching into the historical development of the Chinese Spring Festival and the changes of its customs during the past 32 years, the author explores its cultural significance, as well as finds the reasons for the changes and development.

Abstract
The Chinese Spring Festival is one of the most important festivals of Chinese people and an essential part of Chinese traditional culture. It has been practiced for thousands of years with few changes until 1978. Since China’s “Reform and Opening Up”, the customs of the Chinese Spring Festival have undergone remarkable changes.

Evidence of Madness in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Evidence of Madness in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The evidence of madness first appeared in act one scene one line 32, it says, “that if again this apparition come/ He may approve our eyes and speak to it.” The emergence of an apparition suggests that this play will deal with unusual events. Since in the real world people denied the exits of ghosts, the readers will have a chance to make a guess between “is the character mad?” and “is this a play about ghost?”

The South African Blacks’ Ironic Employment of Apartheid

The South African Blacks’ Ironic Employment of Apartheid

Apartheid, the racial segregation system of South Africa imposed in the 1940s, sought to separate blacks from the whites. Composed of both physical and psychological segregation, apartheid attempted to not only distance the blacks from the whites geographically, but also divide them emotionally. The white population justified this segregation by arguing that blacks were inherently different. In fact, whites viewed blacks as inferior and unbeneficial to the development of South Africa. Although many conventional efforts were made in the past to challenge this inequitable system, it was not until the latter ends of the 1960s to the beginnings of the 1970s that witnessed a rise of a new philosophical movement called the Black Consciousness, which was designed to challenge apartheid in a new manner. Interestingly enough, even though the Movement was initially formed as a means to eradicate the apartheid, it deviated to a different form of segregation, this time blacks alienating the whites.

How Pace is Manipulated in Oh What a Lovely War - The Purpose and Impact of These Techniques on the Play

How Pace is Manipulated in Oh What a Lovely War - The Purpose and Impact of These Techniques on the Play

How fast or slow a play is affects how the audience perceives it, the same scene performed at two different speeds can have a completely different impact on the play so it is important that the pace of a scene complements its tone. Maintaining the same pace for a long period of time however can make for a boring play and so manipulating the pace is important, but how often and how quickly you do this can itself make a statement. In this essay I plan to show how pace was successfully manipulated in ‘Oh What a Lovely War’.

U.S History - Reproduced Documents Written by Southerners Preceding the Civil War Defending Slavery

U.S History - Reproduced Documents Written by Southerners Preceding the Civil War Defending Slavery

Reproduced below are documents written by Southerners in the decades preceding the Civil War for the purpose of defending slavery. Please note that the Southern authors of these articles defending slavery frequently refer to free white workers in the North as “slaves.” There were, in fact, no real slaves, black or white, in the Northern states. Rather, what the Southern authors were saying was that working conditions in Northern factories were so bad, the hours so long, the work so hard, and the pay so low, that poor, white workers in the North might just as well have been slaves.

John C. Calhoun “Slavery a Positive Good” (6 February 1837)
I hold that in the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together … [Slavery] … is, instead of an evil, a good -- a positive good.

Representations in Media: Male College Athletes

Representations in Media: Male College Athletes

In today’s world, many different demographic groups exist, and all of these different groups are represented differently in the media. Sports play a huge role in society and the lives of many people. A very large demographic group that is associated with sports is male college athletes. In general, the male college athlete is represented in media as a loud, dumb, and obnoxious jock who gets into trouble and does nothing but drink, party, and lift weights all day and every day. “It has created jocks, often regarded as egotistical, unintelligent male athletes who typically are womanizers” (Musakawa). This is a very common stereotype in today’s society and is used constantly in the media. For the most part, this representation of this group is negative and misleading to the public and has hurt the image of the male college athlete.

Participation In Government

Participation In Government

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
-Thomas Paine

It has been said that democracy is one of the most, if not the most, difficult government to uphold in a country. Because democracy is based on majority rule, the role of citizens in a democratic world is very important. A citizen has the responsibility to be active in their political world and vote in elections. These two responsibilities are key to keeping a democracy going strong and keeping the public involved. It is the citizen’s responsibility to have a somewhat decent knowledge about the political status in their country. If people are clueless about politics in the world, they become the easiest targets to be taken advantage of. People need to know what is going on in the world of politics so that they can vote on the best possible candidate to lead the country in the best direction possible.

Speaker Paper: Presentation Given by Attorney and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Mr. William J. Leberman

Speaker Paper: Presentation Given by Attorney and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Mr. William J. Leberman

For this speaker paper, our class listened to a presentation given by Mr. William Leberman who is an attorney and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. Mr. Leberman’s presentation was titled “CARE” or Credit Abuse Resistance Education. In Mr. Leberman’s profession, he deals with a lot of bankruptcy and people that are having trouble economically that need to file for bankruptcy. In Mr. Leberman’s presentation, he talked to us about the basics of resisting credit abuse and staying financially stable as individuals as we become older and more independent financially. Using “CARE” in his presentation, Mr. Leberman presented the class with a lot of valuable information that has the potential to greatly affect our lives in the future.

Dropping Out of School: The Influences of Teachers, Families and Friends

Dropping Out of School: The Influences of Teachers, Families and Friends

The choice should be easy: finish high school, go to college, get a great job, and lead a better life than their parents. This should be the easiest decision for a student to make. And yet, for so many, even finishing high school poses too difficult a challenge. These students, even knowing that life has little to offer without a high school education, choose the hard road of struggle and strife when they choose to drop out of school and make their way without that high school diploma. This decision to drop out is many times the result of teachers who offer a detrimental education, families who need their children at home, and peers who offer the wrong kind of support.

Values Essay: Expressing the Ability to Apply Social Concepts and Values and Understanding the Social Work Values and Ethics

Values Essay: Expressing the Ability to Apply Social Concepts and Values and Understanding the Social Work Values and Ethics

Social work is a profession where the objective is to improve the lives of individuals. Values serve as a guide for our lifestyle and interacting with individuals. The NASW Code of Ethics is a guideline for social workers. Within the NASW Code of Ethics, there are six values. The values are in place for the social worker and their work with the client. Each value benefits the individuals regardless of color, sex, religious belief or sexual orientation. As social workers, we should practice our professional values. If we, as social workers, fail to believe in the values the client will suffer. As social workers, we must follow and obey the Code of Ethics.

This essay serves two purposes. The first purpose of this essay is to express the ability to apply social concepts and values to my own life experiences. The second purpose of this essay is to show that I have a clear understanding of the social work values and ethics.

Value: Service

Youth Migration in Taiwanese (TV) Dramas: Agency and Resistance

Youth Migration in Taiwanese (TV) Dramas: Agency and Resistance

Organizing Principles /Theory:
Wimal Dissansyake (1996), in his introduction to Narratives of Agency, says, “[t]he word ‘agency’ … does not admit of simple and clear definitions” (ix). Dissanayake proposes a focus on “the historical and cultural conditions that facilitate the discursive production of agency, and … framing the question of agency … [so as] to understand the contours of the cultures that we study” (ibid). He quotes Paul Smith (1988) in loosely defining an agent as “the locus from which reconfirmations or resistances to the ideological are produced…” (x)

Sherry B. Ortner (2006) explains two sides of agency: “’agency’ is about intentionality and the pursuit of (culturally defined) projects. … [A]gency is [also] about power, about acting within relations of social inequality, asymmetry, and force” (139). I intend to use Giddens’ structuration theory to help explain the relationship between structure and agency (see Bryant, Cohen, Giddens).

Research Paper on Vancouver Olympic 2010: An Economic Point of View

Research Paper on Vancouver Olympic 2010: An Economic Point of View

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympics Projects and It's Cost
3. Projected Economic Profit
4. Risk Associated with Big Sporting Events
5. Why to Bring Financial Risk
6. Incentive to be a Host City
7. Actual Economical Impact From Vancouver 2010
8. Conclusion
9. Reference

Introdcution

Short Paper on Drug Courts

Drug Courts

Currently in the United States, there are over 2 million people incarcerated in the country’s prisons and jails. Out of this population, approximately one-quarter of these inmates have been convicted of a drug offense. With drug offense arrests increasing nationwide and the prison population increasing similarly, an alternative to incarceration has been implemented over the past two decade in many cities across the country. This alternative is in the form of local drug courts that are now found in most major cities in the United States. A drug court is a specialized court in which the judge, prosecutor, public defender or private attorney, probation officers, and treatment counselors work in tandem to help chemically dependent offenders obtain needed treatment and rehabilitation in an attempt to break the cycle of addiction and further criminal offenses.

Psychology Paper on the Movie 50 First Dates

Psychology Paper on the Movie 50 First Dates

In the movie “50 First Dates”, Lucy Whitmore is involved in a horrible car accident which causes severe brain damage. The brain damage causes Lucy to suffer from short-term memory loss. This accident damaged her temporal lobe; more specifically, her hippocampal region. This area of the brain is crucial in forming new memories. The movie accurately demonstrated characteristics that would be found in someone with damage to the hippocampal region.
Lucy wakes up every day believing it is October 13th, 2002 which is her father’s birthday. October 13th was the day she and her father got in a car accident in town. Ever since then, she wakes up, remembering everything up to the point of the accident but nothing that has happened since then. Lucy’s belief that it is still October 13th causes her to accomplish her daily tasks that she had planned for that day. Every night when she goes to bed, “her slate is wiped clean”, as stated in the movie and the next morning she starts all over.

The Power of Knowledge in Plato’s Protagoras

The Power of Knowledge in Plato’s Protagoras

Women Writing About Writing: Cosmopolitanism, Narratology and Biography in Wei Hui's Shanghai Baby and Zhuang Yu's Bu Shi Wo Shou Ni

Women Writing About Writing: Cosmopolitanism, Narratology and Biography in Wei Hui's Shanghai Baby and Zhuang Yu's Bu Shi Wo Shou Ni

1. Introduction

Essay on Experiments of the Natural Selection Scenario

Essay on Experiments of the Natural Selection Scenario

Natural Selection
A. Natural selection scenario essay:

Motivation and Self-Worth - How Do These Play Together Hand in Hand: Discussion on the Study by Psychology Professor Martin V. Covington at Berkley University

Motivation and Self-Worth - How Do These Play Together Hand in Hand: Discussion on the Study by Psychology Martin V. Covington at Berkley University

Motivation and self-worth; how do these play together hand in hand? Martin V. Covington, a psychology professor at the Berkley University answered this question and many more in a study he conducted in 1984 with a group of elementary students. This study was then published in the Elementary School Journal. Martin V. Covington conducted his studies on motivation and self-worth to see if he could implicate his research into the classroom. His self-worth theory assumes that a great part of classroom achievements come from a student’s own personal value or self-worth. Ones’ personal value is said to come from a number of different factors. For example; ones’ ability to do something and do it well will result in that individual having a high self-worth or personal value.

Paper on the Roles Food Can Take in Literature and Films

Paper on the Roles Food Can Take in Literature and Films

From the materials we discussed in class, I got a impression of the roles food can take in literature and films. Unlike other objects that also can be carriers of character’s thought, food brings culture and resonance in thought to the process. The desire to delicious things is shared among all mankind. So food is an easy medium to communicate to audience in film and literature. Among all the genres we have looked at, documentary and melodrama are the ones I think particularly good for advocating stances on.

Short Essay on the Causes of Deforestation

One cause of deforestation is air pollution. Over the years air pollutants accumulate in the trees’ cells and weaken them. They are then more easily harmed by insects, disease, and drought. As the trees’ becomes weaker their needles and leaves drop too soon and their roots cease to absorb water and nutrients. Trees that are already weak from other factors are more susceptible to air pollutants than healthy ones. In many countries, deforestation by air pollution is visible. ”More than half of the trees in the British Isles, Swiss Alps, and western Germany are dead or seriously damaged.” (Tesar 60).

Paper on Domestic Violence Presentation

Paper on Domestic Violence Presentation

The general point of the event was to educate the youth on the dangers of domestic violence. To make us aware of the red flags that is out there for couples. Most of all the general point of view for this presentation was to make sure that the people that are on lookers of a violent relationship to understand that if someone horrible happens it was never your fault, you cannot save someone who does not want to be saved. You cannot be the hero.

I would rate the speaker in terms of presentation very highly. The speaker used examples from the book that she read, and also gave her own personal side notes in her presentation. The speaker was able to bond with the audience, and have an emotional movement. The speaker spoke loud, and clear. Also the speaker answered all questions at the end of the presentation to the best of her abilities.

Implementation of Inclusive Education in Hong Kong: Effective or Ineffective at This Stage

Implementation of Inclusive Education in Hong Kong: Effective or Ineffective at This Stage

The 1995 White Paper on Rehabilitation Policies and Services is an important milestone for an increasing awareness of equality among persons with disabilities and ordinary people. The White Paper strengthened rights for persons with disabilities to share equal opportunities with ordinary people in the education sector and reinforced the importance of launching inclusive education (Hong Kong Information Services Department, 2011). Since then, there has been a greater concern and demand of inclusive education. According to the Office for Standards Education in the United Kingdom (2000), an inclusive school is defined in this way,:

‘An educationally inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning
achievements, attitudes and well being of every young person matters.
Effective schools are educationally inclusive schools.’ (reference no.235, p.4)

Do Students in China Spend too Much Time and Energy Attempting to Achieve High Grades?

Do Students in China Spend too Much Time and Energy Attempting to Achieve High Grades?

One of the definitions of education is the imparting of culture from generation to generation. it is true that a Chinese student of our time faces the problem of spending too much time and energy attempting to achieve high grades. The endless testing and the great quantity of homework become the characteristics of China's education. More and more people believe that China should reform its education system so that it allows the future generations to be competitive in the fast-pace(d) world. The system needs to change so that it does not solely focus on standardized tests and routine homework. Instead the system should mainly support EQ testing and hands on learning.

Essay on the Movie Being John Malkovich

Essay on the Movie Being John Malkovich

Last week I watch a movie called "Being John Malkovich". In this movie, Craig is a puppeteer, but he is also unemployed. Thus, he finds a job in the Mertin Flemmer Building in New York City. One day, when he is finding a file in the room, he finds a door. After entering the door, Craig find that he becomes John Malkovich who is one of the most famous actor in America. Craig can observe what John see for fifteen minutes. Then he is dropped near a road. Craig feels very excited and he tells his workmate who is called Maxine. They decide to let others to became John by giving them 200 dollars. After watching "Being John Malkocich", I have four reactions: strange, confused, afraid and angry.

Paper on the Article Does an Accent Trigger Racial Abuse

Paper on the Article Does an Accent Trigger Racial Abuse

In all multi-cultural societies variations in race can cause confrontation. This stems from prejudice. The word 'prejudice' derives from the Latin word pre-judicium, literally meaning 'pre-judgment'. In Rome, governing laws differed between the patricians (the upper-class) and the plebeians (the lower-classes) The 'pre-judgment' was a judicial examination, held prior to the real trial, to determine first the social status of litigants. This often meant that long before the actual trial the outcome was established by the class-based "prejudice". (Young, 1946).

Does Socrates Hold Contradictory Positions On Civil Disobedience?

Does Socrates Hold Contradictory Positions On Civil Disobedience?

In Plato’s Apology and Crito, there is an apparent contradiction between each dialogue’s representation of Socrates’ position on civil disobedience. Gary Young represents Socrates’ contradictory positions this way:
(I) I shall not give up philosophy, even if the city commands me to do so. (Ap.29d)

(II) Every citizen (including myself) should obey every command of the city. (Cr. 50a-53 a)

Young then claims that the contradiction has been typically dealt with in one of two ways.
(1) The contradiction between (I) and (II) is merely verbal or apparent; that is, Socrates is not really contradicting himself in asserting (I) and (II), because he has in mind a qualification of either (I) or (II) [usually (II) is picked for this role], which has the effect of limiting the applicability of (I) to one set of cases, and the applicability of (II) to a wholly different set of cases, so that (I) and (II) could never both apply to the same situation.

Despite the Increased Awareness of the Effects of Drunk Driving it Continues to be a Serious Issue

Despite the Increased Awareness of the Effects of Drunk Driving it Continues to be a Serious Issue

Each year numerous lives are lost due to carless, reckless drunk driving, but drunk driving accidents do not always end up fatal, some people survive severe accidents but are now changed people, beautiful people burned, the athletic paralyzed and people just struggling to speak. These are the reasons drunk driving is illegal.

Political Agenda - From Movies Like Team America to Fahrenheit 911

Political Agenda - From Movies Like Team America to Fahrenheit 911

Being effective in furthering some discussion or political agenda needs many persuading techniques. While Team America is a comedy animation movie that shows a sarcasm world police that fight terrorism. The film Fahrenheit 911 is a documentary movie that shows an expose of what has happened to America since the September 11.Which of the films is more effective in furthering its political agenda? Fahrenheit 911 is more effective then Team America in furthering its political agenda because the former makes real portrays of political leaders while team America makes unreal portrays, shows real historical events and not fiction ones like Team America’s, and uses precise statistics that are absent in Team America movie.

Three Different Attitude Measurements of Spinning Projectile Only Using Magnetic Sensors

Three Different Attitude Measurements of Spinning Projectile Only Using Magnetic Sensors

How Facebook Changed the World: The Spread of Arab Spring

How Facebook Changed the World: The Spread of Arab Spring

The Arab spring is a name given to the revolutions that happened in the Arab world, starting from December 2010 and taking hold till now. The reason behind these revolutions is to maintain a democratic state that is based on human rights, respect of minorities and religious diversity. However, having such a revolution requires a big support and a strong foundation. But according to Malcolm Glade well’s argument in the “New Yorker”, social media may not aid democratic revolutions. So can the so called Arab spring have come without it? Social media powered up the Arab spring by organizing the protests that were planned, disseminating information to the outside world making social media a megaphone, and giving the ability to people to give their opinion.

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