Each year the festival celebrates one Asian culture in particular and this year on April 2nd Shreveport celebrated the Laotian culture. The highland jazz and blues festival is an annual music and arts event that is held on the second Saturday of November at a city park in the historic Highland neighborhood. This festival started in 2003 to help the ongoing growth of the neighborhood. Many musical talent of Shreveport play in this festival and recently in 2008 they incorporated an outside talent to be the headliner for the festival. The Caddo Indians, is a tribe of Native Americans who were the
Farewell My Concubine is a powerful tale of friendship, forbidden love and betrayal. The film, directed by Chen Kaige has received widespread critical and popular success around the world, tugging at the heartstrings of its many movie-goers. In accreditation to its success, the film was also nominated for two Academy Awards and had been the winner of the Palme d 'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival (Festival De Cannes, 2017). The plot follows two Beijing opera stars through decades of change in China during the twentieth century, from the nationalist, Japanese to the oppressive communist rule of Chairman Mao. Centering about the love triangle involving Cheng Die Yi, Duan Xiao Lou, and a former prostitute Juxian, the film ends tragically when Die Yi, no longer able to distinguish his passion for art from the real world, ends his life.
Similar to the story of the Three Kingdoms and figures such as Zhuge Liang and the Liu Guan Zhang brothers, Zheng He was greatly glorified and honored and became a prominent figure in Chinese history and literature. One reason why Zheng He’s personification is this way is due to his platform which ultimately pushed for his positive image. The expeditions he took were extremely dangerous and arduous and with that, he was able to bring back commodities, geographical knowledge and spread Chinese culture and religion which were all part of most imperial and even modern China’s
The Chinese zodiac proves to be one of the most significant components in Chinese culture. Ever since the Han dynasty up until now, the Chinese zodiac never fails to influence the lifestyle of the people. From careers, up to marriages, the zodiac judges it all. The characteristics and symbols endowed by a zodiac sign is then used to judge what career the person born on that sign must take; or even the most suitable partner for that person. For instance, if the job requires someone who is intellectual, then the person born on the zodiac sign with the characteristic of great intellect will be most likely hired.
Ancient China was a very successful country, it have create lots of histories that we couldn’t forget. Ancient China is successful because of three main points, inventions in Ancient China is very useful, we still use some inventions that was created during Ancient China. Ancient China got incredible resources, they have the second longest river in the world that they use to survived, it makes they created culture that unforgettable. Invention, resources and cultures has make Ancient China become successful.
The Tang dynasty was known as the golden age in Chinese civilization. During this time Chinese painting developed drastically in technique as well as subject matter. These advancements in style and technique are what helped shape Tang painting, and influenced art in other places, such as East Asia and Central Asia. During the Tang Dynasty figure painting developed greatly, mainly due to paintings of monks, nobles and Buddha. These paintings were knows as court paintings.
Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties In bountiful places all over the world during the Post-Classical era, between the sixth and thirteenth century, there were many innovations. Especially in China when the three prodigious dynasties thrived; the Sui, Tang, and Song. The Sui, Tang, and Song bestowed numerous changes, along with continuity. Two of the most evident changes during this dynasties were technology and the repercussion of Confucianism and Buddhism on the empires. There was many continuities within the government, structure and culture.
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten” (Gaiman). Within mythology of various cultures, the ideas presented by dragons have given moral lessons that have defined civilization. Thus, these mythological creatures have fortified mysterious realms that represented areas that humans did not fully understand or moral spheres that individuals endeavored to discover meaning. Consequently, by slaying the dragon, humans were conquering communal fears, uncertainties, and suspicions found within the natural world. These insecurities were presented in the form of both internal and external stimuli.
In addition to upholding the traditions of China, K’ang-hsi was also the reason for many positive social and economic changes for China. K’ang-hsi was an expert in many different fields. He acted as a successful hunter, excellent military ruler, scholar, and committed political leader. During K’ang-hsi’s rule, he acquired vast amounts of land and a flourishing economy. A few places he conquered include Taiwan, Mongolia,
The relationship between the music and the drama – the story – is the essence of what any opera is. Both the West and China have produced numerous operas in many different traditions and genres. As a much-cherished traditional art form in China, Peking Opera was formed through the combination of various music and performing techniques. Having a history of 160 years, Peking opera was formally created in 1790 through the merging of several regional styles in China that have their roots in the 13th century. It has created many 'firsts ' in Chinese dramas, such as the abundance of repertoires, the number of artists and opera troupes.