Asian Studies Essays and Term Papers

Tale of Genji Themes

The Law of Karma The concept of moral causality is used to explain events of the novel. Fate is related to past lives. Good actions will be rewarded and bad actions will be punished. In this formula, there is no escaping justice. For example, Kaoru seems to be the victim of severely bad luck. ...

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Price in Vietnam Now

Vietnam has been a country ruled by colonists, divided or at war for most of the twentieth century. Unification of the country in 1976 was followed by invasion of Cambodia in 1978, and a subsequent brief but violent war with China. This troubled history had profound consequences for economic ...

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The Health Care Reform: A Good or Bad Decision?

One of the biggest plans that our President Barack Obama has in his campaign is to state a new form that will make the American population get some type of health insurance. President Obama’s new health care reform is based upon the right and value of choices. In this health plan our population ...

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Tokugawa Government, Economy and Military

The first recorded appearance of Tokugawa government was with the first shogun, Ieyasu, who ruled from 1542-1616. First emerging during the Warring States of 1467-1590, the Tokugawa Political Settlement centralized political authority, created the imperial court, and established military ...

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A Future Tibet In The Present Bhutan

Towards the dusk of the 20th century, the iron curtained half of the world (USSR) suffered an unexpected collapse. The iron curtain which had kept USSR as the second most-powerful one for a long period melted ultimately and got chemically transformed due to the accumulated heat from the great ...

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Confucianism & Daoism

CONFUCIANISM & DAOISM ESSAY 1 (ASTD-150) During ancient China, it was mainly based on two types of traditional philosophies, Confucianism and Daoism. The religions and philosophies existed far before Buddhism which started to become known in China after the 1st AD, and then it became a ...

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Obon-Japanese Cultural Holiday

AC0622398 AN 310 Cultural Anthropology Social Anthropology #8 November 22, 2010 OBON I am writing my paper on the Japanese cultural holiday “Obon”. Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom which honors the departed spirits of one’s ancestors. Obon is an abbreviation of the Sanskrit word ...

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3 Gorges Dam

The idea of building a dam across the Yangtze river to control flooding and to and to harness it for hydropower has been the dream of several generations of Chinese since the time of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, forerunner of China's democratic revolution. The first proposition for construction dates back to ...

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China's One Child Policy

Which is worse? All of China’s natural resources being depleted because of the enormity of the population or baby girls being aborted simply because of their sex? This is a question that one must ponder when discerning whether China’s One-Child Policy has had more of a negative or positive ...

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Nanjing Rape

When World War II broke out, on September 1st, 1939 with the invasion of Poland by the German Army, there had already been a war going on in China for almost two years. Most know of the war crimes committed by Nazi’s during the war and many know of the war crimes trials that took place once the ...

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Efflorescence in Leadership Throughout The Globe

In early modern time during the seventeenth century, there were hundreds of empires, which took place with their characterized political systems and values to enhance their societies to become more prominent in various aspects. Regardless of religion, race, and ethnicity, some of those aspects ...

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The Khmer Rouge Revolution

The Khmer Empire was one the most powerful empires in Southeast Asia. The rise of the Khmer Rouge ranks as one of the most disastrous in modern history and could be argued that it is the worst. In this century, there has been no other revolution that has completely altered an entire population. ...

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Asian Philosophy

One of the earliest phenomena in pre-ancient philosophy is the emergence of the Asian sage. The Sage is a figure who puts together religious views and insight into human dynamics; the sage is the oldest of the philosophical archetypes. Sages understand and teach how to live a good life. The focus ...

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Viva La Revolucion

The Chinese Revolution, beginning in 1911 and ending in 1949 was a momentous and significant revolution within history. The Chinese Revolution was a result of impearialistic control of China by other countries, unfair treatment of peasants, and young people’s desire to modernize China. Similar to ...

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The Core of Confucian Analects

The Core of Confucian Analects The Chinese nation has a long history and a glorious culture. Nowadays, in China and the Chinese communities overseas, we can see the traditional culture from many aspects. Every Chinese, every act and every move of them may be originated in one book ----- The ...

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Japan And World War

During the era of the weak emperor Taisho (1912-26), the political power shifted from the oligarchic clique (genro) to the parliament and the democratic parties. In the First World War, Japan joined the Allied powers, but played only a minor role in fighting German colonial forces in East Asia. ...

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Korean Folklore: Queen Swallow’s Gift

Queen Swallow’s Gift The story “Queen Swallow’s Gift” is filled with positive and negative intentions and their consequences. The intentions of the brothers Nol Bu and Hung Bu dictated their behavior which resulted in good and bad outcomes. The largest lesson gained in the story is kindness in ...

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Diwali

Diwali Yippee!!! It is Diwali, a beautiful time of the year. People in India celebrate this holiday and so do I. I will tell you how I celebrate Diwali in India and in the United States. It is more fun celebrating it in India than here. Because we cannot light the candles around the houses and ...

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World History Asian Timeline

Alyssa T. Period 3 1) Ming Dynasty-red to as Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644, following the collapse of the Mongol led Yuan Dynasty The Ming, "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history", was the last ...

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Golden Age of Islam

The Golden Age of the Islamic Empire left lasting and significant achievements in society, economy, art, literature as well as in the world of knowledge. By studying old ideas and changing them, Muslim scholars, bankers, rulers, authors and artists created their own ideas. During its Golden Age ...

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Saving Sourdi

Name: Phan Thị Thanh Tuyền Student's code: 7096551 SAVING SOURDI May-Lee Chan In "Saving Sourdi," Nea emerges as the hero of May-Lee Chai's short story. Though Sourdi is the story's object, Nea is the subject that the story follows from first-perspective. As she watches helplessly as ...

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Japan's Health Care System

Kelsey Sheehan How Does The Aging Of The Population Affect Japan' Healthcare System? Many countries around the world are facing the implications of ageing populations. The issues vary slightly between countries, but there are definitely some commonalities. The overarching problem that ...

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Mongolian Invasion of China

Mongolian Invasion of China During the 13[th] century, the Mongolian nomads began and finished a full-scale conquest of China. They began their invasion under the command of the infamous Genghis Khan, but they finished it under his successor Kublai Khan. Nobody knows the exact reasons for the ...

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Emperor Shi Huangdi’s Burial Site

Brian Willis Art 101 300 Essay Emperor Shi Huangdi’s Burial Site The mystery of Emperor Huangdi’s tomb lies in the fact that the three-chamber terracotta soldier complex forms only 1% of the total mausoleum area. The central section of the 90-feet tall mausoleum building beneath an ...

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Qin Dynasty

Gabriel Lam History 204 Professor Bostwick Wednesday, October 17, 12 China's First Empire The Qin dynasty was the most important period in Chinese history. This dynasty defined China and gave rise to the oriental culture and civilization; all of which would not have happened if it weren't ...

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