Transformation of Jiang Ji-li Money. Friends. Brains. Ji-li had everything, until the Cultural Revolution. In the beginning, Ji-li loved Mao and also loved his ideas for China because he said if they destroyed all of the four olds, then China would reach its full potential.
Seoyoung Kil Alex Callirgos English 12 5 October 2014 Hero archetypes in the movie “Enter the Dragon” Throughout history, people have loved literature that follows similar patterns. This was shown by Monomyth, or The Hero’s Journey, written by Joseph Campbell. The Hero’s Journey tells about a basic pattern of literature that contains a protagonist’s heroic deeds and divides numerous myths into specific structures and stages. Enter the Dragon (1973) is a Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse. The movie was the last piece of the famous actor Bruce Lee.
The Killing Dragons Knight School and the forests are the two main settings in “The Fifty-First Dragon”. Thirdly, another story element is the theme. The theme of the short story “The Fifty-First Dragon” can be that confidence is powerful whether it's coming from something real or made up. Gawaine was confident in himself when he had the “magic
Zheng He, one of China’s greatest fleet admiral and diplomat of the early 1400s, was probably not an ambassador because he did not carry out the roles of an ambassador- stays in a country for a relatively long time and suggests and convinces the country’s government to do something that is good for the ambassador’s home country. Instead, Zheng He constantly voyaged to many places with a huge fleet. Thus, he was not a trade ambassador but an emissary who displayed the power of China. Zheng He’s fleet included over 300 ships, each hundreds of feet long and over 150 feet wide with several decks (Gronwald). Along with huge fleets and tens of thousands of sailors, Zheng He was successfully able to lead seven voyages, each of which led Zheng He’s navy further up to the African coast
In the text there was a quote that said, “It is also important to note that the beautiful, winding, Great wall that we all have in our minds……” which states many things about glory and beauty. The Great wall can attract new people and contribute to China’s beauty and glory. Even with the Great wall, with the benefits come costs. An extreme ocst that people faced was death. “About 300,000 men from Qin’s army were ordered to build and guard the wall until complete.” This quote tells how many people were ordered to build the wall.
Richard Nixon established connections with China and the Soviet Union, but he will always be known for his mistakes during the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal. When Richard Nixon was president he established good connections with China and the Soviet Union. Nixon hated Communism and he was willing to visit China to restore peace. On February 21, 1972 Nixon went to China to make a long lasting relationship with the
According to legend 400 or more scholars who were found in the possession of the banned books were buried alive. The government that was created during The Qin Dynasty created the model of a bureaucracy. Many of the legalistic policies that were set into motion during the Qin dynasty are still seen affecting modern China. Legalism also affects the information that we know about ancient China, this is because during the Qin Dynasty so much history was lost because of Qin Shi Huangdi’s view on what was being written about. Confucianism is a complex system of social and political ethics based on filial piety, kinship, loyalty and righteousness.
This meant that Mongols cared for more than just conquering and destroying cities, that they were actually civilized. Many different careers flourished under Mongol rule. For example, the arts, winemaking, and silk-making industries thrived because of the Mongols love for art, wine, and their contacts to China (Document J). Another major innovation that was created was the Pax Mongolica. The Pax Mongolica protected the tax free customs zones that helped Persia, Armenia-Georgia, Asia, and China prosper (Document J).
Another character that had a huge effect upon Grendel’s self image was the dragon. The dragon was the one that cared for Grendel throughout the novel. In the novel it says, “ I discovered that the dragon had put a charm on me: no weapon could cut me,” ( Gardner 75). This is a huge effect on Grendel because he could enter the mead hall without getting harmed. The final character that effects upon Grendel’s personality is The Shaper.
In the epic poem Beowulf, by Seamus Heaney, there seems to be an underlying idea of respect. In the years prior to his final battle with a dragon, Beowulf was powerful, generous and very gracious to his people. He gave his spoils of battle to his kingdom and protected the friends and allies of his nation. These are the kinds of traits possessed by a truly exceptional king who deserves respect, such as Beowulf. However, in his later years, he begins to exhibit characteristics of greed and an obsession with gold and riches.
The new themes of encounter and exchange did not come without the warfare, violence and confusion that plagued China as the Sung dynasty struggled to fight back against the Mongols. After the suicide of the last Southern Sung emperor, all of China was united by Mongol rule (Gernet 717). The tragic death of one man marked the beginning of a new era. For the first time ever, foreign people conquered the entirety of China. Never before had the Chinese government been completely replaced by an unknown system ruled by outsiders (Fitzgerald 181).
Legend has it that Yu defeated a dragon that caused floods (Connected Ed). One emperor’s thought that the Great Wall was a gift from the gods (Great). Christians were killed or beaten to death in China (Connected Ed). The Great Wall was a gift for the emperor 's (Great). The Great Wall was mostly built to protect China from the Huns (Mckillop).