|Bette Bao Lord's Spring Moon / A Look at Chinese
Culture : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the
story presented in Lord's book, and reflects on correlations
between the actions and perceptions of the main protagonist
and the life story of the author herself. Bibliography lists 2
Jung Changs Wild
Swans / Three Daughters of China :
A 5 page paper on this nonfiction work by Jung Chang. It
tells the story of three generations of Chinese women in the
authors family, and how the cataclysmic changes of the
twentieth century affected their very different lives.
Bibliography lists one source. Wildswan.wps
Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" : A 3 page
of this work of Japanese literature focusing on one specific
scene. The writer analyzes the importance of Mr. Stevens'
meeting with Miss Kenton as it relates to the story. No
Junichiro Tanizaki's "The Makioka Sisters" : A 5
discussing the issue of sociocultural values in this acclaimed
book. The writer examines various changes occurring in
Japanese society as it became "Westernized" and how such
changes affect the characters in Tanizaki's novel.
Junichiro Tanizaki's "The Makioka Sisters"/ Conflict of
Values : A 5 page paper on the way the characters of the
four sisters in Tanizakis classic novel epitomize a conflict of
values, and values in transition in pre-war Japan. One source
(the book itself) listed. Makioka2.wps
Natsume Sosekis Kokoro : Sosekis
novel is analyzed in
this 6 page paper. The writers thesis seeks to demonstrate
the timelessness of the Japanese work. The primary
relationship in the work is discussed in depth through a
character analysis in addition to the exploration of several of
the authors themes. No additional sources are used.
Hachiyas Hiroshima Diary : In this 13 page
paper, the writer presents an in-depth analysis into the
historic importance of the Hiroshima Diary -- written by a
Japanese physician soon after the bomb was dropped on
Hiroshima. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Hirodiar.wps
Pa Chins The Family / Delineating Change &
A 5 page argumentative essay in support of the thesis that Pa
Chins purpose was to introduce the world to the viability of
gender role changes in his society by maintaining the
traditional family structure as a base for that change.
Bibliography lists 1 source. Pachinfm.wps
Pa Chins The Family vs. Tsao Hsueh-Chins
The Red Chamber : An 8 page paper that provides a
comparison of the family represented in these two works.
This paper suggests that while Pa Chin's account of family
interactions within a Chinese family compound presents
familiar elements of the family structure in China,
Hsueh-Chin's account supports a definitively different gender
perspective. Bibliography lists no additional sources.
Wang Anyis Love In A Small Town : A 5 page
this seminal work of modern Chinese fiction. It demonstrates
how Wang departs from old romantic narrative patterns of
traditional Chinese literature to show the opportunities and
dilemmas of women in modern Chinese society.
Partners in Modernism / Lu Xun & James Joyce : A 5 page
paper comparing the famous Irish author with a Chinese
writer less well-known in the United States, but just as
influential in his own country as Joyce is in the
English-speaking world. The paper illustrates the many
uncanny parallels between these two authors. Bibliography
lists 9 sources. Luxun.wps