The Samurai's Garden Gail Tsukiyama The Samurai's Garden written by Gail Tsukiyama. The Samurai's Garden takes place is both the crowded streets of Hong Kong and a small coastal village in Japan, during the time when Japan's Imperial Army was invading China in the late 1930's. The book follows a 20-year-old man named Steven, who is sent from Hong Kong, to his deceased grandfather's beach house in a coastal Japanese village to recuperate from Tuberculosis. Away from his friends and family, Steven's only companion will be Matsu. Matsu is the housekeeper and an accomplished gardener, who will care for Steven during his stay in Tarumi.
It’s about the struggle the two brothers meets while trying to build the perfect house for their grown parents in America. Instantly we are introduced to the two protagonists who are brothers, they have lived in America all their lives but have a Chinese background. The two brothers Goodwin and Morehouse did bought an old and a poor house on an auction for their grown parents. The brothers renovate the house so their parents can live in it, but when their parents come for a visit to inspect their work, their father tripped over a toolbox and fell as if a sledgehammer hit him. He is then rushed to the hospital so that he can get in a stable situation.
Nature versus nurture—hereditary factors versus the way in which someone is raised—is a long-held debate within the field of psychology. In John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Lee, a Chinese servant in America, a western society, hails from a lineage which instills the values of their ancestral land throughout his childhood, influencing the way he responds to various situations and relates to other individuals. Although a skilled social interpreter, Lee chooses to defy against societal stigmas of choppy English and a stereotypical Chinese hairstyle, while continuing to practice and recognize the values of his ancestors. Through his comprehensive dedication to cultural studies, Lee encounters a group of Chinese philosophers whom he seeks assistance from in order to solve a task that troubles him: how to define the word timshel. After several years of solitary investigation and two additional years with expert guidance, timshel receives a concise meaning, and Lee begins to share this optimistic and omnipresent principle with those who yearn his advice.
Not long after I was born I was sent back to China where my grandparents raised me. My grandparents told me that I was sent back to China, is so that my parents can go to work, to raised me and my grandparents. In the time I was in China I had been through preschool and the first year of elementary school, and it was not long after that when my parents said I can come and live with them. Through the eight or nine years, I had only come to America
This essay will focus on the economic aspects of the Qin dynasty which made them superior to other states and allowed them to conquer and unify China. The Qin state focused heavily on their agriculture, military and bureaucracy, as well as trade and commerce leaving behind a remarkable future of a standardised economy for the following states after them. The Warring States period was a time of uncertainty and political instability. The ruler Duke Xiao appointed Lord Yang who was a follower of Legalism, a philosophy nurturing absolute power, as the Chief Minister to bring change in the Qin State. Legalism was important as it reassured power into the ruler’s hands, forcing people to follow strict legal codes making them obedient to the ruler.
A significant feature in Confucian tradition regards the concept of “xiao”, or filial piety, a virtue of respect for one’s parents and ancestors. Recently, this concept has obtained increased interest, as many are analyzing possible interpretations and meanings to various Confucius passages. This paper discusses more specifically the motivation or reasoning behind some acts of filial piety, arguing that a son’s filial actions stem from basic human nature versus lying within moral uprightness. The discussion begins with a survey of existing views on the topic before introducing the crux of the essay and possible objections. One particular controversial passage portrays a conversation between the governor of She and Confucius.
Cultural Informant Interview: Yuu Iwashita The purpose of this paper is to converse with a person from a culture that is significantly different from mine, in order to learn about the differences and similarities between our cultures through intercultural exchange. For this paper, I’ve chosen my roommate, Yuu Iwashita, as my cultural informant. Yuu is a native of Japan, more specifically, Tokyo. At 20 years old, this is his second time studying abroad, however, his first time at Lindsey Wilson College and his first in the U.S. Yuu is set for one whole year at Lindsey. After this time, he will return home.
Confucianism is an ethical and philosophical system, on occasion described as a religion, developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius .It has a monumental impact upon the life, social structure, and political philosophy of China for more than 2500 years. Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; 551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. My view on Confucianism Positive side There are five constant virtues in Confucianism: benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and fidelity, as specified in the feudal ethical code. I think this is the ancient wisdom which can be adopted as the rule of behavior both in ancient and modern world. I know these five
“Why should I reject the desires and influential elders, who are all a part of the people, to build a constitutional republic” (Chen, 1). Rather than Western influences continuing to change the Chinese landscape, he believes they should look to their elders who can begin to teach the youth how to merge the older customs with the advancements from the West. By combining two aspects of tradition and being able to let them work with each other, national strength will begin to increase again which will restore nationalism and the confidence of
Confucianism has many influences on education of Vietnam and Singapore Originated from China, Confucianism, an ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius, is considered as one of the largest religions in Asia, concerned with the principles of good conduct, practical wisdom, and proper social relationship. Among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, Vietnam and Singapore are profoundly affected by Confucian ideas in many aspects of life such as economy, policy, society and especially in education. Although both Vietnam and Singapore’s education have been influenced by Confucianism, there are similarities and differences between two countries in terms of origin, moral education