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The black and red history of our country

China, one of the biggest, most modern, most industrialized countries. Many historical revolutions happened in China, and one of the most influential revolutions is the Cultural revolution that happened between 1966 and 1976. In the ten years, the Chinese experienced both the brightest, most glorious period of their country. Also, the darkest, and the biggest famine of all time. During this period, people were killed, traditional culture faded away, as well architecture and items were destroyed.

What I have learned from this revolution unit is how power can make people thirsty, and with more than one person as the leader in one country or community can start a endless competetion. Until all the components die or “Disappear” from the party.ย  Eventually, the ones who actually suffers is the citizens. In this case it was the ones who worked all day long in order to help construct a industrialized country that Mao wanted. The ones who contributed their whole life in this revolution simply because what the propaganda imply ” All Chinese, All people should followe Chairman Mao’s ideas! A country with a fully communism society is an actuall paradise, and we should all go against the horrible, harmful capitalism which creates human-hell.”ย ย In conclusion, this cultrual revolution is a complete failure, even though it did influence China’s monderization speed, but by looking at the revolution it’s self, it failed ( I think No body actually earned benefits from this revolution) how ever, it was truely worth it, as a Chinese, being able to have such a great opportunity to dig deeply into our country’s history was splendid!

Our video is inspired by common craft, the video is edited by Andy and daniel wrote the script, I personally worked on all the graphic/drawings. We collaborated well through out the two weeks.

Unpuzzle the Bloody Murder of the Bordens

 

“The Borden Murders” written by Sarah Miller,ย  a crime that happened in the Bordens house, 92 second street in Fall River, Massachusetts. Andrew Borden, the father of the family was killed, lying on the ground of the living room, as well as the stepmother, the second wife of the family, Abby Borden. This book focused on the relationship between the characters, mainly within the family.ย  The author used her descriptive words to lead readers through all of the bits and pieces of evidence, from the beginning of the family crime all the way to the end of this century case. The theme of this book is- Serious consequences might happen due to long-term dissatisfaction. Also, the book connects to many other ideas such as how kids have thoughts on their parents’ way of treating them and the difference between how their parents treat them and the others. For example, how Andrew Borden helped Abby’s family with any kind of issue, especially the amount of money he spent on helping Abby’s half blood sister to improve her living conditions. Where as the way he treats her daughters were not as “generous”, but he shows a wise and helpful being to outsiders. These details and ofcourse many other things lid on Lizzie’s dissatification towards her father and the woman who came after her mother, who didn’t play a good role in being a mother, who took away her fathers attention and love. Eventually, she took an axe, gave her mother forty wacks, then gave her father another forty…..

 

The top two reason to read this book:

1“ For those who are interested in journals, or documentary-like books that records a specific event, this book puts all of its focusing on this one specific crime. You get a chance to dig deep into a century crime which made certain influence to the society at that time and because how the author wrote the book it is absolutely worth it to read and have a full understanding of the case.

2“ This book kind of makes you a detective, while reading and trying to understand what happened, you are also guessing what will happen next since you follow the case from beginning to the end… Sometimes, in one piece of evidence, there may be many flips and turns. Just to let you know, Lizzie isn’t the only one who has suspect on murding the Borden parents! Isn’t it thrilling? To start from knowing nothing about who is who and what happened between them, to getting a hang of who dislike abby as a stepmother, then to switching your inspection between characters a few times!

 

One thing I learned from this unit:

I am really interested in nonfiction books since I like to read recordings of true events. The book reflected some problems that is very common to have between family members. Such as how a big percentage of kids or teenagers finds it hard to accept step parents due to many reasons! Likewise, these problems used to effect me, too! It is relatable! and in class, we discussed many society issues, and some social issues caused by some current events. I learned how to think about something, particularly a common problem that many people finds it hard to face, to solve or struggling about it, or getting effected by it, I learned how to see them as a part of our human life in the modern world. Not to make any choice or action before you get to know things very well. Just like how I changed my target so many times while reading the book because things flip and turn, without knowing something fully, it is not a wise choice to make a conclusion

 

?Brave Hero or Insane Killers?

 

The Boxers do not deserve a bad reputation because they were trying to protect their own country and religion, the whole ‘Boxer Rebellion’ wouldn’t have happened if the western country didn’t take that much power in the economic affairs in China and if western religion didn’t have that much effect on Chinese who believed Christian. Beginning in the 19th century, western power had a huge impact on China’s economic affairs, for example, during the 18th century, when the first opium war happened between China and the British Empire when China tried to halt the British from importing Opium to their country, but instead of successfully preventing opium showing up in China, China lost trading rights because the first opium war ended with Britians defeated the Chinese military. Then, the more and more western country took power in China, such as the Germans acquired Shandong, and the French took control of some territories in the southwestern of China. The western power spread widely in China and the Chinese who believed in Christianity refused to pray for rain to come when Shandong was experiencing long-term drout. The boxers just believed that it is the western religion that displeased the god. To add on, western property forced China( During the Qing Dynasty) to give up many economic, trade, and political rights. The boxers do not deserve a bad reputation because they made the choice to stand up for their family, themselves, and for their country, even it was just a group of peasants who thought it was unfair to the Chinese and to their culture. When foreign countries are trying to take control of your country’s territory, the things and the ways you trade, and even want to make your people to accept the believes and religions from another culture and to give up your own religion, the actions that the boxers made was a brave decision. Therefore, I believe the boxers do not deserve a bad reputation, since they were brave enough to advocate for themselves and to stand up to fight for their own country’s right.

๐“›๐“ธ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ด ๐“–๐“ฒ๐“ป๐“ต- ๐“—๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ช

๐“œ๐“ฒ๐“ญ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ถ๐“ถ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ’๐“ผ ๐““๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ถ ๐“’๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ป๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐”ƒ๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ท ๐Ÿ’—๐“œ๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ช๐”ƒ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฎ ๐“’๐“ธ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป

๐“—๐“ธ๐”€ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ฌ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“พ๐“ท๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“บ๐“พ๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ

Humanism!

 

 

Sound of the Thunder CER

CER Summative writing

Marrisa 8-4

Have you ever thought of how your actions can change the result of something? It might change history or even change the world. The theme of the story โ€œThe sound of thunderโ€ is small actions can make a big difference in the result of anything. Even if you are just one human being out of the billions of people on this planet, still your decisions and actions matter.

 

This story was mainly about this time machine that can take people back to the early ages, and Eckels, a curious, passionate hunter decided to take a ride in the machine and kill the Tyrannosaurus Rex, also known as the โ€œkingโ€, one of the large theropods T-rex. When the main character Eckels paid the money and arrived at 60 million years ago when he and the Safari team landed on the ground, he was told to always keep his feet on the Path. Explained by the safari leader: โ€œIts purpose is to keep you from touching this world of the past in any way.โ€ ย โ€œWhy?โ€ asked Eckels. At this point Eckels and the other members in the hunter’s group were still confused, why is it so important to us to stay on the โ€œPathโ€? (Bradbury 225). โ€œWe donโ€™t want to change the future. We donโ€™t belong here in the past.โ€ Says Mr.Travis, who was clear about what to do and what not to do here, in this past world. Meanwhile, the hunters were warned with another strict rule: โ€œAnd donโ€™t shoot animal we donโ€™t okay.โ€ โ€œNot knowing it, we might kill an important animal, a small bird, a roach, a flower even, thus destroying an important link in a growing speciesโ€ claimed by Travis. As Eckel asked again, โ€œThatโ€™s not clearโ€

โ€œAlright, say we accidentally kill one mouse here. That means all the future families of this one particular mouse are destroyed, right?โ€ ย โ€œRight.โ€ Answered Eckels, still trying to get the importance of this strict rule, but was still unclear with the consequences. These quotes direct to the claim โ€œ Small actions and make a big difference in the result of anythingโ€. Referring to Travisโ€™s words, the consequences after killing any object or subject in this past world can be big enough that it would influence the future. There are so many reasons and consequences related to the result of an animal or plant dying in that world, things such as food chain, environmental issues, ecosystem balance, and so on. After all these warnings and explanations, Eckels didnโ€™t follow the instructions and stepped off the path. When his Safari leader- Mr. Travis and the assistant Lesperance gave out the warning for at least two times to the hunters, claiming that the one thing not to do in this safari is to step off the Path. The protagonist- Eckels wasnโ€™t awarded of the serious words. After he stepped off the path and caused trouble, it was too late for him to realize how one of his small actions can cause the future to change and have a big difference.

โ€œDonโ€™t look at me,โ€ cried Eckels. โ€œI havenโ€™t done anything.โ€ (Ray Bradbury 234). ย โ€œIt couldnโ€™t change things. Killing one butterfly couldnโ€™t be that important! Could it?โ€ His face was cold. His mouth trembled. This quote described Eckels emotions after he killed a butterfly, it was too late for him to try to makeup, the butterfly has died in this past world. As it is told by Travis, each and every creature matters, and Eckels had broken the rules, the stiff penalty is coming. He tried to bring the conversation to another topic, such as who won the presidential election. After the side conversation ended, Eckels moaned. He dropped to his knees, He scrabbled at the golden butterfly with shaking fingers. ย โ€œThere was a sound of thunderโ€. ย The story ended with this sentence, there was no description of what happened next, but looking at Eckels’s words, it relates to the theme of this story that even small actions matter.

Disappear from the Table

ย ” I wanted to Disappear”

This found poem is based on a part of the text I selected from an article I read in Humanities class. Actually, I feel like there is more than one climax in this article, and personally, I focused on the part where the main character Amy felt embarrassed during the Christmas dinner her family and her crushes’ family had. The main character, who is also the author of this article, Amy, is a Chinese who lives in the states. My found poem was made out of words that described her feelings and also the environment while the “Awkward dinner”, I mainly focused on adjectives and words that describe actions. I think, with these words in my poem, it is very clear for the readers to understand what I am trying to imply about Amy’s feelings. At that moment, it was as embarrassing enough that she would want to disappear. Therefore, I used verbs to illustrate what has been going on, on the table. Finally, I added some drawings to my blank paper, all of the small doodles are related to what happened in the scene. Overall, I tried my best to create this poem, even though I had very little experience in writing a poem.

 

Why being embarrassed of your Culture is problematic?

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/why-being-embarrassed-your-culture-problematic

A foreign girl explains what China should be proud of

http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/0115/c90000-9004623.html

 

 

Humanities Plague infographic

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