Kaplan’s essay, ‘The Case of Women in The Recent Chinese Cinema’, mentions how “new Chinese films attempt something different than national allegory, that we find precisely related to the issue of female and subjectivity.” (Kaplan 159). She brings two Chinese films related to the subject of women, Tian Yun and Army Nurse, for her cross-cultural analysis. Among the two films, this essay focuses on Army Nurse by Hu Mei in terms of how individuals, eroticism and marriage were conflicted in the society. The film, Army Nurse, begins with depicting the society system which requires Chinese to fulfill their duties even before the individual has their own thinking. In this case, the Party steals the individual’s freedom to choose a job, because they started their duties so early that the
It represents the bound feet that Chinese women of high class had when arriving in America, to “ensure that women did not ‘wander’ too far outside the household gate” (Yung, 19). Though this ideal was proposed and enacted by Chinese men and upheld for so long because of ideal women’s submissiveness, as independence rose in America, the women became “unbound”, free to wander without agony of oppression. Yung proves the popular stereotypes of Asian women as voiceless, passive and
Throughout the novel, both the mother’s and the daughter’s views on Chinese culture change, but the manner in which this topic is handled proves once more the negative views of America portrayed in the novel. The clash between American and Chinese culture is the main instance of anti-American sentiments present in the novel. Culture is defined as “...the way of living which a group of people has developed and transmits from one generation to the next”. It is from culture that localities derive race and ethnicity as well as other “identifiers” of a population. Context, in relationship to culture, is “...the whole situation, background, or environment connected to an event, a situation, or an individual”.
This shows that although Daisy loved him she chose her family over him even though she wasn’t very happy with the decision. For many people money is an important aspect of life. Daisy found money and social status very important in order to keep her somewhat ‘happy’ by getting anything she wanted. Tom Buchanan gave Daisy lots of material things in order to do this. For example of page 74, it quotes that Daisy receives ‘a string on pearls’ the day before her wedding to Tom but also on the same say she also get a letter from her former lover Gatsby, gets drunk after reading it and has a moment where she hesitates about marrying Tom but after she sobers up she ‘squeezed it up in a wet ball……And walked out of the room, the pearls around her neck and the incident was over’ as it also quotes on pages 74 and 75.
Chinese women are supposed to appear modest, which is why they must ever use inappropriate language, always keep their clothes on and fresh, and hide their chastity, if they have any. In India, sexuality was the strongest power of women, and it was flaunted through their clothes, jewelry, and talents. Also, women in China didn’t have to look perfect, or have the most skillful work, as long as they were clean and did their jobs. This is the opposite from Indian women, who had to have a perfect face and body, with nothing less than exceptional talents. All of these things were meant to make the husbands look better, which would then make the family, and village, look better too.
The American movie industry makes many Chinese myths into movies with American imagination and culture such as “Kungfu Panda”. They just keep Chinese images in movie and change the Chinese spirit to American heroism. They also add many Chinese elements to attract more Chinese audience because China is the biggest potential movie market for Hollywood movies, which result more and more audiences prefer to watch Hollywood acting movies rather than Chinese movies. In recent years, a Hollywood movie like “Iron Man” has a Chinese version, which adds two famous actors in the movie for Chinese audiences. Moreover, Hollywood movies are defined as “big movies” and become a fashion in China.
These two methods typically occur in two different cultures; western culture and Chinese culture. In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School, USA she discusses the differences on how Chinese mothers raise their children opposed to how western mothers raise theirs and she tells us why she thinks that the Chinese method has worked best for her. We know from the article that Amy Chua is Chinese and that she has grown up in a Chinese household. She therefore knows how it is to be raised by parents who use very strict guidelines and methods on their children in terms of raising them. However Amy Chua, and a huge variety of Chinese parents, mostly mothers, seemingly think that these methods actually work, and therefore use them on their own children.
Ying-Ying takes these stories seriously and begins to fade in to them as if they were reality. The idea of being punished by the gods for misbehavior led to her wanting to do everything in the most perfect way possible. She knows what and how things should be according to the Chinese culture. "But to Chinese ways of thinking, the guest bedroom is the best bedroom, where she and her husband sleep. "(Tan 242) She was told this as a young girl and remembers it as she is invited to the guest room of her daughter’s home.
Since I’m Taiwanese, in my point, I think the values that we girls prefer our skin to be white is mostly influenced by the western culture and the mass media, podcasting the white blondes. In Japan, women prefer to use a compact foundation rather than a liquid due to the weather. And in India, working women are increasing dramatically and in their 20s concerned about gray hair were not satisfied with existing do-it-yourself hair color. 7-14. Assess Estée Lauder’s strategy for China.
On our first introduction to the woman, we learn that she is actually the wife of Waddington, while simultaneously receiving the negative societal perception of her: “‘What is wrong with his morals, ma soeur?’ asked Kitty smiling. ‘Is it possible that you do not know? It is a sin for me to tell you. I have no business to say such things. He lives with a Chinese woman, that is to say, not a Chinese woman, but a Manchu.