writing response and comment Write a post reflecting on anything that is relevant to what we discussed in class that week. Relating what you learned in class to your own experience is a good way to go about this. Qin Shihuang. A talented military commander and the first person ever to unify China. These titles sound impressive yet distant to my ears. Coming from Hong Kong students like me were required to learn about his contributions and demerits since primary school. Similar to what we learned in the lecture we realized that Qin Shihuang was the pioneer of a standardized society in China. He established a central bureaucracy standardized measuring systems and laid out a lot of construction projects. Qins absolute monarchy may sound horrible to people nowadays as he was in control of every aspect of citizens lives. However we should be thankful to a certain extent. Due to the blueprint Qin created for the following dynasties (e.g. Han dynasty) to follow. Its safe to say that Qin is essentially the backbone of the modern Chinese society we have today. Moving onto the impressive tomb and artifacts discovered in Xian. The methods and styles used in the mass production of terracotta warriors still amaze me after class. In 2012 I had the privilege to go to the terracotta warrior exhibition in the Hong Kong Museum of history where 20 terracotta warriors were showcased along with interactive media elements. Back then 10-year-old Anabel only set her eyes on the media aspect which allowed me to design new armor for the terracotta warriors to wear. With no prior knowledge of art history I perceived the terracotta warriors simply as boring old clay statues. Now I appreciate and understand the amount of craftsmanship in making the burial mound happen. Despite the limited resources and technology people enjoyed in 221-206 BCE artists created figures war chariots animals and more with maximized varieties. Before class I genuinely thought that all terracotta figures were identical. Turns out each figure is unique with specially made body parts transported from different provinces. Not to mention the striking naturalism and great attention paid to detail to every figure in the tomb. One would think that in a mass production process of such investment the quantity would weigh over quality. But not Qin. Qin made sure what he owned when he was alive would accompany him to the necropolis when he dies. I especially adore the well-organized production process Qin ordered in which the highly customized appearance contrasts with the uniform manufacturing. Coming back to discussing the mastermind behind the tomb project Qin. Many folklores have told the story of how Qin is terrified of death. He sent Taoist priests to search elixir of life so he could live forever and maintain his reign over China. Moreover Qin Shihuangs road to becoming an emperor was filled with obstacles causing him to be cautious and skeptical for self-defense purposes. Hence I suspect that it may be possible that the workers were killed and placed in Tombs of Mausoleum Builders at Yaochitou Village to prevent people from spreading the exact location of Qins necropolis and to protect his grave goods from tomb raiders. Furthermore Qin emphasized the aspect of the military in his tomb for several reasons. Apart from flaunting the power and control he had and possibly use the military in the afterlife I believe he wanted to replace the practice of burying people with the dead with terracotta inanimate objects. This practice would be more humane and cost-effective as the Qin dynasty needed a labor force to recover from the battles and to facilitate the development of the country. As fragile as terracotta is it manages to preserve the history and artistic sense of our ancestors for us to study plus appreciate. To people who have never heard of terracotta warriors one movie I suggest watching that included terracotta soldiers is The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Yes the content is unrealistic and cheesy. But Im sure all of us can enjoy some glimpses of art history while watching this comedy. P.S. The armor I designed for the terracotta figures was a purple checkered pattern with daisies all over it. Not sure if Qin would have liked it but I most certainly did. Respond to at least one of your classmates posts.
Written engagement with the weekly reading(s). Each entry will account for 5% of your total grade (i.e. 8 x 5% = 40%). To score a full five points for each entry it should be uploaded on time (before our seminar); include an engaged critical summary; be of appropriate length 1.5 pages demonstrate familiarity with the text(s) assigned; and demonstrate individual engagement with the content of the reading material. For week Reading-Use Chapter 4 from week 2 pdf. Due by 29th.
Write no less than 100 words of reply to this paragraph quote one sentence from the article. Jeffrey Weeks believes that the concept of sex is generated by the entire society that is sex always exists in human society regardless of whether it is understood or not. Readers came across such depictions of female same-sex desire in the 1920s which served to conflate the emerging concept of lesbianism with violence aggression vice and pathological behavior. Through the content of the articleWoman Slain Inqueer Love Brawl by Cookie Woolner we can understand that the issue of gender identity is related to society The kinship and family systems in the construction are related to peoples self-perception of themselves in family relationships as well as peoples thinking about their family identity. However because of racial discrimination issues such as skin color homosexuality is affected by negative emotions such as artificial and violence. Relevance the news media deliberately described homosexuality as a controversial topic and artificially caused peoples controversy so that homophobia has become another channel for venting racial discrimination and it has also caused the problem of social regulation. I think Homosexuals and transgender people have been artificially and consciously divided which has resulted in the differentiation of class and race. This differentiation has strengthened the division of different classes in society thus making the culture of boycott extremely popular. Back to Weekss point of view is that the concept of sex is produced by the entire society and can change for the entire society. Therefore sexual cognition in the social construction is the mainstream cognition and different sexual concepts will cause turmoil but when the new sex When ideas have a positive or negative impact on various structures in society social sexual concepts are also quietly changed. Gradually people will begin to accept new sexual concepts or benefit from new sexual concepts or identify with new sexual concepts
Write each of the questions in depth following APA 7 format. What was The Arab Uprisings or the Arab Spring? Why or how did it start? What caused the Arab Uprisings or The Arab Spring? Do autocratic regimes have a place in the Middle East? If so please explain in detail the reasoning? Did the various issues i.e. corruption inflation widespread unemployment lack of fundamental human rights and basic freedoms lack of basic dignity and lack of governmental accountability act as a catalyst to unite protestors across the (MENA) -the Middle East and North Africa? If so please explain in detail how and why.
Write an essay about the history of the criminalization of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Your essay should include a discussion of the 1921 and 1924 Immigration Acts that Mae Ngai writes about in The Strange Career; why and when ICE was created how and why Trump radicalized it (Franklin Foer); and how it operates today including 287G for-profit detention centers and refugee policy and practice (Immigration Nation New Yorker Radio Hour and On the Media). Your essay should include a discussion of historical continuity. While it may be tempting to say that everything changed once Trump (or Biden) became president we have learned that there is often more continuity than change. For example while the Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 do represent structural change in immigration law (as does 9/11) what does the historian Tom Wong say in the OTM podcast (2nd link below) about immigrants seeking asylum at the border?
Write an analytical essay (12-point font and 4 to 6 double-spaced pages) responding to one of the following questions. Make sure to draw on both primary and secondary sources“at least three in total. Referencing style should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition. Did domestic or international factors play a more important role in the CCPs rise to power? Did Maos China play a proactive or reactive role in the making of Cold War Asia?
Write about your response to the film To Kill a Mockingbird. What is the moment of crisis in the film where the protagonist must make the most important decision of the story? How does that decision then lead to the climax? And what is the climax (the most emotional moment of conflict)?
Write a two-page essay of 500 words comparing the civil rights strategies of the following civil rights leader: 1. Thurgood Marshall when he worked as an attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 2. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 3. Malcolm X Make an argument on which civil rights leader you think had the best strategy to achieve social change in the United States during the early 1960s.
write a reflection on the video lecture/PowerPoint link posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmKV9FSaIc. 350 words MLA formate on the question below. What stood out to you about the lecture and PowerPoint on the introduction to the course. I need this done in 24hours.
Write a one-page current event using a certifiable article on relations between the US and Japan. Articles should be selected from English-language news sources based in East Asia where possible. For current events involving Japan and the United States the news article should ideally be chosen from Japanese or other East Asian news sources like The Asahi Shimbun or The Japan News.