"His painting style followed the Song Academy tradition; he was versatile landscape, figure, flower-and-bird painter. He was especially adept at creating large-scale historical paintings." (John Fairbank and Merle Goldman 115-117) Only in the Ming capital of Beijing does Shang Xi's life and career assume any discernible outline. He was by the Xuande reign, if not before, a painter at the Ming court in Beijing. Little is known of Shang Xi's life at the capital, but his membership of the Guards - the sole fact available to describe his career - may have had some bearing on what he painted.
David Everts Jr. English 153 Tenenbaums Essay Julie Hewitt “The Royal Tenenbaums” During the last class I participated in the viewing of a film “The Royal Tenenbaums.” The film told the story of the Tenenbaums family. Characters included Royal (father), Etheline (mother), and three children Chas, Richie, and an adopted daughter Margot. The film was of a 1970s feel. Royal and Etheline had separated when the children were still very young, but they never filed for divorce. Nobody in the family had talked to Royal in decades until he found that Etheline was considering marrying another man in which case he told her that he was dying in order to try to get back in the family but truthfully trying to stop the marriage.
Book Summary Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Virginia. Lee had two heroes that he looked up to. One was George Washington and the other was his father, Henry Lee, who fought in the America revolution. Henry Lee was also Governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794. When Robert was eleven his father died and his mother became ill. Robert had to take care of his sick mother and still attend school.
He lives to see his son john Quincy become president, although he is plagued with illness. Adams and Jefferson become very close in their later years, and correspond often. They even die within mere hours of each other on the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the declaration of independence. Although this book was very interesting, it was not a page turner. John Adams story is fascinating but dull, so I would not recommend this book to the average reader.
Confucian tradition is birth, reaching maturity, marriage, and death. The five relationships that would create harmony were father to son, brother to brother, husband to wife, ruler to subject, and friend to friend. The most important thing for Confucians is filial piety which is respect for your parents. Confucians believe that if you respect your parents everything else will fall into place. Since Confucianism didn’t spread until after Confucius died, he didn’t get to experience praise and
Edgar Allan Poe’s Life and the Unsavory Rumors Surrounding it Edgar Allan Poe’s life was made up almost entirely from when is father abandons his family in 1810. To “Elizabeth Poe dying of tuberculosis in 1811.” Poe lived a long healthy life while everyone died around him. Even his own wife and cousin Virginia Clemm died of tuberculosis after being married to him, at the age of 13, in 1847. Many rumors surrounding Edgar Allan Poe have come to light as the years pass, but these rumors about his public life, Private life, and his works did and still do confuse many because nothing was recorded about his life. The beginning of Poe’s life was full of rumors spread by him and others at school, place of business, and other means, “everything
63, 2000) His father arrived to America in 1922, and passed away a year before Vincent Chin's passing. He served in the army, therefore granting him access to bring home a Chinese bride. Him and his wife adopted Vincent Chin (age 6) from Guangdong providence in China. Many Chinese-Americans were also from the Guangdong providence in China. Vincent grew up to be a great man, who was unfairly targeted and beaten to death.
China throughout it’s years of existence has encountered many different rulers and many different difficult tasks to be where it sits today in the world. Most people take China for granted and just see it as another country just like anyone else, but what most people don’t realize is where is all started. How did china become a nation that everyone today depends on for many resources? A couple thousands years ago it was far from what it is today, the life style was cruel and hard and one man had his mind set to change it all his name, Ying Zheng better known as Shih Huang Ti. Shih Huang Ti was born in the first month of the year in the Chinese calendar then in use, like January is now and so he received the name Zheng.
The enquiry led to 264 landlords being proceeded against, 74 pleaded guilty and the other cases dragged on but 222 cases were decided. This attempt at an economic and social reform showed that Wolsey did at take an interest into the problems of the poor and it showed great ambition and good intentions as it started of well. However the cases could take years to conclude and the enclosure policy was abandoned for 18 months in 1523 as Wolsey was trying to raise a subsidy to und the king’s foreign policy. This meant that even though it started well it ended badly as it didn’t really change things and it was just abandoned, which possibly shows how political concerns override his belief in reforms. The court of the Star Chamber was created by Wolsey to show justice to all.
In 1979, when the One Child Policy was introduced, the purpose was for the Chinese population to decrease. With the policy in place, it has stopped 400 million births happening. This is a huge amount for only 35 years of being in place, so isn’t China happy with the results it has obtained? China, still believes that it needs to carry on the policy even though it has prevented so many births already; however if the policy is to be continued, it is essential for the Chinese government to work on the issue of gender equality. Due to the policy, China has too many men and not enough women, there are 120 men to every 100 girls.