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East Asia Ideal and Reality Term Paper

… " Emperor Meiji's word, like Mao's, was law in the new territories -- but Meiji's word was rooted in revolution, not in the ways of old Japan: "All that Japan undertook in its colonies during the first quarter century of the empire was based on Meiji experience in domestic reform" (Schmid 957). The National Mobilization Law saw thousands of Koreans conscripted into the Japanese army in order to fight a foe that was almost indistinguishable from the one that now ruled over it. It was the Age of Empire in East Asia, and though the Empire had many faces, it was always ruled by the same clan -- international materialism. There was no need to set up a lasting model. Revolution was the rule, and…. [read more]

Historiography of East Asia Term Paper

… Historiography of East Asia: The Transfer of Sovereignty of Macau from the Portuguese Republic to the People's Republic of China on December 20, 1999

There is no question that it harbors in its hidden places all the riffraff of the world, the drunken shipmasters; the flotsam of the sea, the derelicts, and more shameless, beautiful women than any port in the world. It is hell. But to those who whirl in its unending play, it is one haven where there is never a hand raised or a word said against the play of the beastliest emotions that ever blacken the human heart. -- Hendrik de Leeuw who visited Macau in the 1930s and wrote Cities of Sin

The epigraph above is reflective of the dichotomous…. [read more]

Imperialism in Asian Post WW2 Essay

… Imperialism in East Asia

A Comparison of the Effects of Imperialism in the Philippines and in Korea

As Hutchinson and Smith (1994, p. 3) suggest, imperialism is connected to and rooted in the idea of nationalism and, though it is often seen as a modern phenomenon, it was in many ways prepared for by "millennial Christianity…the printing press and especially newspapers" at the end of the middle ages. The fact that ideology combined with technological means for propagating that ideology should predate and set the stage for imperialism should come as no surprise. America's imperialistic enterprises of the 19th and 20th century could not have been accomplished without one and the other, and this can readily be seen in its imperialistic activities in Asia. The…. [read more]

Post-Cold War Era, Far Term Paper

… ¶ … post-cold war era, far from making the "end of history" and the triumph of the western ideal, will be characterized by increased global fragmentation and the "clash of civilizations" based on ethical, cultural and religious distinctions. Cultural identity has replaced any shared ideology that had existed as the dominant global perspective in world affairs. To a great degree nationalism, be it exclusive or inclusive of cultural minorities has become the driving force behind many world decisions and the many lessons of diversity, taught over the last 50 plus years have congealed into the pride of ideological difference that is created by the borders of ones nation and the culture of the people within it. The catch twenty-two of diversity has become fragmented ideologies…. [read more]

Kim Jong Il: North Korea's Dear Leader Book Review

… Kim Jong Il: North Korea's Dear Leader By Michael Breen

Kim Jong-II, North Korea's Dear Leader

Breen, Michael. Kim Jong-II, North Korea's Dear Leader. New York: John Wiley, 2003. Updated 2004.

The purpose and thesis of Michael Breen's biography of North Korea's leader Kim Jong II is neatly encapsulated in its deliberately ironic title: Kim Jong-II, North Korea's Dear Leader. North Korea is considered a rogue state by most of the world. It is a dictatorship with a nuclear program that seeks to threaten the West. President Bush has identified Jong's nation as one of the members of an "Axis of Evil" that threatens freedom and democracy all over the world. It is the only non-Islamic nation that is a part of this so-called Axis.…. [read more]

Saladin and the Christian Crusaders Research Paper

… The idea, it is true, is vague and romantic. The Talisman has given us a noble portrait of the Sultan whose chivalry and generosity excited the admiration of the Crusaders, but the reader is left in uncertainty as to the history and achievements of the hero, and what he is told in those fascinating pages is not always strictly authentic.

The fanciful Saladin may be the one that has prevailed over the historic Saladin, but that has been the spur for a number of Western writers to make use of the figure as a character.

Other writers have also relied on the image of Saladin, notably Salman Rushdie in his novel The Satanic Verses. In this novel, Rushdie draws on a wide variety of mythology…. [read more]

Thomas Wolfe Term Paper

… ¶ … Thomas Wolfe. It was he, in his novel "You Can't Go Home Again" coined the phrase and inserted the thought into our collective psyche. Wolfe's book is not so far from our subject. The novel deals primarily with a successful novelist who writes a book about his family and hometown, a book which causes his family and friends to feel betrayed by what they see as his use of them as characters shown in an unflattering manner. Driven from his home, the novelist leaves his home town and becomes the original expatriate - going to New York, to Paris, and to Berlin. The main character seeks to find himself everywhere, but it is not until he returns to America that he is able…. [read more]

Imperial Russia Term Paper

… Imperial Russia



The image of the "Terrible Tsar" has resonated profoundly in both popular historical imagination and the hearts of the Russian people for hundreds of years. Since 1533, tales of the awe-inspiring, dangerous leader have been chronicled in text, folk song, story, and historiography. Talk of the "Dread" ruler evokes memory of arbitrary killing, torture, and malevolent leadership at the hands of a monstrous tyrant who soiled the landscape of Russia as the Groznyi tsar. While most historians provide a similar final analysis, Andrei Pavlov and Maureen Perrie reexamine the sadist tsar's rule under equitable microscope, finding a powerful leader whose religious and personal beliefs birthed a powerful Russian led by a dangerous…. [read more]

Religion and Politics Uses Term Paper

… Since the study of the relationship between contemporary efforts to formulate Islamic rights provisions and their counterparts in contemporary international human rights law is a proper and even conventional topic in the field of comparative legal history, one would not expect that researching and commenting on it would be like stepping into an ideological minefield. In actuality, one discovers that the mere project of undertaking a critical assessment of Islamic approaches to rights will be widely denounced as a venture necessarily motivated by ethnocentric biases and designed to promote political objectives associated with Orientalism and Western imperialism." (Mayer, 1999)

Whenever the east has attempted to portray itself as strong, the west through orientalism has squashed the efforts. "Crude dualism appears necessary for constructing the positive…. [read more]

Creation Myth Analysis Term Paper

… The Law was both cause and effect in the recreation of the race after the Babylonian exile."

Unless this fact is taken into account, Wellhausen cautioned, "one will above all fail to understand the great work accomplished by the prophets in destroying Old Israel, and preparing the way first for Judaism, and then for the Gospel"; however, Wellhausen did not merely employ literary arguments as his predecessors had done. In fact, he went so far as to track the development of religious forms and practices and provided an examination of the religious cult of the Hebrews, their ceremonials and holy places, and an analysis of the historical books of the Old Testament. Furthermore, this historian had larger plans for the future including an analysis of…. [read more]

Economics in Ancient Civilization Literature Review

… Source: Stein, Kenneth, 1995.

Egyptologists point to the extent by which tributary construction was attributed to leaders of Ancient Egypt is evidence that continuity was sought in proclamations of economic and political stability; composed in perpetuity as a standard of perfection dictated by those rulers. Tomb paintings referencing elaborate banquets and trade activities in the afterlife, give some inference into the sophistication of everyday economy in the region (de la Croix and Tansey). Mummies provide important support of this fact, and dietary assessments reveal much about the abundance and fortitude of Ancient Egypt at a time when the inhabitants of Europe were largely migratory with caves as the only source of protection from the elements.

According to Wharburton (2000) in Before the IMF: the economic…. [read more]

Food History Term Paper

… Like garlic, olives were found in Egyptian tombs from around the second millennium BCE. Olive cultivation thrived in the entire Mediterranean basin between 5000-1400 BCE, but reached a pinnacle in ancient Greece. Indeed, olives became the financial and culinary staple crop of ancient Greece and Crete, where trees have grown for five thousand years. The expansion of the Greek colonies enabled traders to introduce olives to Southern Italy, Northern Africa, and Southern France by the eighth century BCE.

Olives made more of an economic impact on the cultures of the Mediterranean region than garlic did. Because the olive tree leaches nutrients from the soil in which it grows, the land on which the trees are cultivated has a tendency to become arid and barren. This…. [read more]

Biography on Edward Robinson Research Paper

… Edward Robinson, 1794-1864) was an American biblical scholar. Robinson is often called the "Father of Biblical Geography," and was one of the earliest religious scholars to systematically and professionally catalog numerous sites and establish the Bible as a verifiable archeological map. He was born in Connecticut and graduated at Hamilton College and New York, moving to Europe to study at Halle and Berlin. When he returned to the United States, he accepted a professorship of theology specializing in sacred literature at Andover College. He was the founder, in 1831, of the Biblical Repository, and in 1843 established the Bibliotheca Sacra.

One of his most important periods began in 1938 when, in the company of the Reverend Eli Smith, he traveled to Palestine to do primary…. [read more]

Islam and the West Term Paper

… The author also argues that as religion has been banished from the political spheres, its presence in other cultures becomes a yardstick through which these secular cultures consider them progressive. (Pasha) That is to say those Western cultures consider secularism as a fundamental for the existence of any state, and those which have religion as their ideology are considered old and hypocritical. This is because the state and the church were the same in medieval West. However as the advanced through time and became intellectually enlightened the role of the church was marginalized. Western scholars being Eurocentric hence consider that as their region progresses other cultures too will progress, therefore those states which have religion as the underlying political ideology, in their opinion are in…. [read more]

Wicca Animal Use Shelley Rabinovitch Essay

… "In this important sense," she warns, "there is no such thing as historical 'data' about witchcraft" (42).

Therefore the researcher must question even the earliest records as reflecting more about the observer than about the actual subjects, if fears were projected onto primitive practices that prior to religious and cultural invasion, went unrecorded simply as commonplace activities of daily living. We cannot believe the record left us by the accuser. Unfortunately this is largely all we have to present supporting any claim regarding prehistoric Wiccan use of animals in ancient magic. David Frew takes such necessary skepticism to a nearly fanatic pitch pointing out methodological flaws in the postmodern historiography of witchcraft, with academics and professional historians no less to blame than amateur folklorists (24).…. [read more]

Nazi Germany and the Atomic Bomb Abstract Term Paper

… Nazi Germany and the Atomic Bomb

Abstract/Overview- With all the power in the Nazi regime, why were they unable to produce a successful nuclear program? Fortunately for the Allied forces, German efforts were a huge failure, as the United States was the first nation to drop an atomic bomb. Germany could have been successful; they had both the resources and the personnel, but instead put too much energy and resources into their rocket project and evicted some of the greatest scientific minds out of Germany into Allied hands.

There is a great body of research to lend information on such an examination. The current body of resources was acquired through the use of the online scholarly databases, Questia and JSTOR. The main key words used…. [read more]

Disrupting America's Economic System Term Paper

… The U.S. Treasury, led by Andrew Shaw, subsidized these gold flows by offering to temporarily place public deposits in banks if they imported gold from abroad.

The policy lowered the gold import point by offsetting the interest lost while gold was in transit. Goodhart [1969], however, notes that the gold import point was often low enough to have justified specie inflows without the subsidy. In the fixed exchange rate world of 1906, such large gold outflows were a significant threat to a country's ability to maintain the par value of its currency, which, for the pound sterling, was $4.867.

Faced with its lowest ratio of reserves to deposits since the 1893 crisis, the Bank of England nearly doubled its discount rate, from 3 1/2% on…. [read more]

Classical Myths in Children's Writing's the Oral Essay


The oral tradition of storytelling has existed perhaps since the times when human beings began to gather in groups around fires long before the dawn of what we would now call civilization. Eventually these stories became the mythology of the culture and eventually were written down, in one form or another, for posterity. One of the earliest renditions of this literature can be found in the clay tablets from the Mesopotamian civilization retelling the tale of Gilgamesh.

The first known and recorded epic would appear to be the legend of Gilgamesh sung to the harp by Sumerians and recorded in clay some 3,000 years before Christ. It exalts the wondrous exploits of Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and celebrates…. [read more]

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